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.

China’s trade surplus narrows in September

Posted 10/13 · 10:06 AM · SCMR Editorial
It was only a matter of time before the turmoil in the U.S. and eurozone fed into China’s trade data, noted two IHS Global Insight China economists today
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Capacity glut continues to haunt ocean cargo arena

Posted 10/13 · 08:10 AM · LM Editorial
The Baltic and International Maritime Council in Copenhagen forecasts inflow of new container tonnage in 2011 to be at 1.3 million twenty-foot equivalent units

Political tensions add to concern over future energy sources

Posted 10/12 · 09:12 AM · LM Editorial
Economists wasted little time in assessing the impact on the supply chain from the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States and to bomb Saudi Arabian and Israeli embassies

New cold chain container introduced by UPS for pharma

Posted 10/11 · 10:03 AM · LM Editorial
UPS announced it will offer an innovative air freight container for healthcare products, providing a premium level of shipment monitoring and product protection for temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals, vaccines and biologics.
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Are ocean carriers in a “boom and bust” cycle?

Posted 10/11 · 09:47 AM · LM Editorial
While the biggest ocean carriers seek the economies of scale from ever-larger super post-Panamax ships, they run the risk but of introducing too much capacity at the same time, thereby ruining the already fragile supply/demand balance.

Some surprising facts surface in recent 3PL survey

Posted 10/11 · 09:08 AM · SCMR Editorial
Dr. Robert Lieb, Professor of Supply Chain Management at Northeastern University, told SCMR in an exclusive interview that there was more than met the eye in a recent 3PL survey
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Ocean carriers not likely to capture more revenue, say analysts

Posted 10/10 · 06:11 PM · LM Editorial
An excess of capacity on key routes, as well as poor discipline from carriers means that container shipping lines will not cover their cost of capital in 2011, and many will lose money once again.

Oracle changes its tune on “The Cloud”

Posted 10/10 · 03:52 PM · LM Editorial
Oracle, which up until recently been openly dismissive of “cloud computing,” made a major reversal last week when it embraced the new technology

Air cargo concerns surface in the EU

Posted 10/10 · 02:30 PM · LM Editorial
Amid the many other worries troubling the Eurozone, comes news that states are falling behind in their commitments to improve the region’s notoriously inefficient air traffic management

U.S. Port Person of the Year champions inland waterways

Posted 10/07 · 03:17 PM · LM Editorial
Senator Carper is one of our country’s leading public servants dedicated to advancing and growing the competitiveness of the nation’s transportation system and the maritime industry.

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