The latest news and features revolving around evolving customs regulations, global trade, and the services that help global shippers expedite freight through the global supply chain

Ag shippers call for “reality check” before new shipping law is enforced

Posted 02/11 · 04:32 PM · LM Editorial
An amendment to the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea convention will go into effect requiring all shippers (importers and exporters) to certify and submit the Verified Gross Mass – the combined weight of the cargo and the container – to the steamship line and terminal operator in advance of loading the container aboard a vessel.
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NRF estimates 3.1% annual hike in 2016 retail sales but economic worries persist

Posted 02/11 · 09:06 AM · MMH Editorial
Estimate comes in higher than the 10-year average of 2.7%, but falls short of the NRF’s 2015 estimate of 4.1%.

2016 Will Be Year of “transformation” in Supply Chain Management

Posted 02/10 · 06:16 PM · SCMR Editorial
Operational excellence, particularly in the areas of technological adoption and cost realignment, will be central to the goal of executing through disruption

Lunar new year brings some good news to Port of Oakland

Posted 02/10 · 05:45 PM · LM Editorial
The Port of Oakland said that containerized import volume soared 75.76 percent last month from January 2015 totals.
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Shippers get some breathing room for Automated Commercial Environment compliance

Posted 02/10 · 05:35 PM · LM Editorial
The U.S. Customs & Border Protection announced earlier this week that it will delay the implementation of some parts of its Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) electronic document single window platform beyond the current February 28th deadline.

New JDA/SCM study reveals link between integrated business planning and decision making

Posted 02/09 · 10:32 AM · MMH Editorial
Joint research report finds that 63% of C-level executives believe IBP is effective and impactful, supporting a unified supply chain strategy.

David Lee announces planned exit as CEO of PECO Pallet

Posted 02/05 · 03:18 PM · MMH Editorial
Lee joined company in 2005 and brought it back from the brink of bankruptcy.

When Hoverboards Explode, Who Was Controlling the Supply Chain?

Posted 02/04 · 09:13 AM · SCMR Editorial
Hoverboards are new and very popular products and this combination creates a frenzy of manufacturing activity at production sites in China.

Super Bowl logistics and security concerns

Posted 02/03 · 06:24 PM · LM Editorial
With the Super Bowl coming to the San Francisco Bay Area this week security is bound to be top of mind that weekend, and you can expect a heightened level of vigilance on the waterfront.
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Ports America files for bankruptcy in Oakland

Posted 02/02 · 04:57 PM · LM Editorial
Spokesmen for the Port of Oakland said they were blind-sided by Ports America Outer Harbor’s decision to file bankruptcy.
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