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.

Airbus must compete now on a level playing field

Posted 04/03 · 08:49 PM · LM Editorial
One must wonder why The European Commission would welcome last week’s World Trade Organization’s final case ruling on subsidies, as it clearly favors Boeing over Airbus. Still, a proud face was put up by the EU members, who maintain that Boeing has received subsidies in the past and continues to receive them today.

Yusen makes a statement

Posted 04/01 · 08:24 AM · SCMR Editorial
Today’s announcement of an NYK Group merger is significant in and of itself, but points to another observation being made by industry analysts worldwide: the resiliency of Japan’s business culture.

Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc. launched today

Posted 04/01 · 07:03 AM · SCMR Editorial
In a move signaling renewed confidence in supply chain aggregation, two NYK Group companies –NYK Logistics (Americas) Inc. (NLA) and Yusen Air & Sea Service (U.S.A.) Inc. (YAS) – are merging.

Global Logistics: Demystifying the 4PL

Posted 04/01 · 06:06 AM · LM Editorial
Even though the term 4PL remains shrouded in mystery, a number of prominent logistics providers claim that if there is indeed a 4th dimension, they’ve got it. But can they really deliver on that promise? After defining the differentiating features, we’ll let shippers decide.

When B2B goes mainstream

Posted 03/31 · 08:17 AM · SCMR Editorial
The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan is continuing to have a profound impact on the global supply chain. This fact was not lost on mainstream news organizations, which contacted SCMR recently to gather market intelligence to share with its readers

New software platform extends C.H. Robinson’s reach

Posted 03/30 · 02:08 PM · SCMR Editorial
TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., has expanded the capabilities of its Managed TMS, enabling it to offer TMS software plus managed services globally

Report indicates FedEx is not considering acquiring TNT’s Express unit

Posted 03/30 · 09:24 AM · LM Editorial
Like its top competitor UPS said at the end of 2010, FedEx recently stated that it is not considering acquiring the express business of Netherlands-based TNT NV, a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator, according to a Dow Jones report.

Grassroots effort is no substitute for true leadership on trade

Posted 03/30 · 07:48 AM · LM Editorial
It is unfortunate indeed, that a populist movement seems necessary now to advance a trade agenda that should be led by the Obama Administration.

FedEx, UPS roll out new air cargo offerings

Posted 03/29 · 08:50 AM · LM Editorial
FedEx Express launched a new dedicated 777F route connecting FedEx World Hub in Memphis, Tennessee to South Korea with four nonstop flights a week. And UPS launched four direct flights from Hong Kong to Europe this week, which, it said, enables the company to offer the widest next-day delivery package for packages and heavy freight to Europe from Hong Kong.

Supply chain analysts forecast new global challenges

Posted 03/29 · 07:58 AM · SCMR Editorial
Deloitte has issued a new report identifying 10 disruptive and emerging technologies that are expected to play a crucial role in how businesses will operate globally over the next 18 months.

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