The latest news and insight revolving around global trade, logistics services, evolving customs and regulations, supply chain security, and the technology necessary to speed freight through the global supply chain.

Panjiva data shows slight sequential improvements in global trade activity from September to October

Posted 11/17 · 12:10 PM · LM Editorial
After alarming declines from August to September, data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, indicated that global trade activity showed a bit of a “leveling off” from September to October.

Confusion over shipping costs

Posted 11/17 · 10:11 AM · LM Editorial
The National Retail Federation is reminding consumers that Free shipping isn’t free…but it works

APEC Forum yields more good news for U.S. exporters

Posted 11/16 · 09:28 AM · LM Editorial
The National Foreign Trade Council is among those groups now praising the progress made at Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum this week on investment in environmental goods and services
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Salute to Secretary LaHood

Posted 11/15 · 12:43 PM · LM Editorial
The National Industrial Transportation League announced that the recipient of the 2011 Logistics Executive of the Year Award goes to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood.

Global High Tech Supply Chain May Be Reconfigured

Posted 11/15 · 10:29 AM · SCMR Editorial
A new UPS-sponsored survey suggests that high-tech manufacturers may be the first to decrease their dependence on China for sourcing

NITL to examine wide range of ocean cargo concerns

Posted 11/14 · 09:58 AM · LM Editorial
The League explores "slow steaming" alternatives as well as vessel redeployment scenarios

APEC trade partners must reduce barriers to trade

Posted 11/14 · 09:51 AM · LM Editorial
One priority goal the United States has pursued this year is to make the Asia-Pacific a seamless regional economy. Just how close this nation will come to achieving that will be made clear at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers and Economic Leaders’ Meetings in Honolulu, Hawaii this week.

Ocean cargo shippers concerned about labor and safety issues on the West Coast

Posted 11/10 · 05:33 PM · LM Editorial
With several terminals closed at West Coast seaports due to Veterans Day, shippers are hoping that cargo operations will return to normal next week

Sustainability and customer service are key to supply chain success

Posted 11/10 · 10:09 AM · LM Editorial
One surprising finding in the UPS-sponsored "Change in the (Supply) Chain" survey was that sustainability ranked above well-known issues such as cost and responsiveness

UPS Survey: Asia Intra-Regional Trade to Grow as Labor Costs in China Rise

Posted 11/10 · 09:21 AM · LM Editorial
A new UPS-sponsored survey suggests that high-tech manufacturers may be the first to decrease their dependence on China for sourcing

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