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

U.S. West Coast ports face new crisis as dockworkers cease contract negotiations

Posted 11/21 · 09:52 AM · LM Editorial
Three weeks after initiating a coordinated series of slowdowns that have mired the major West Coast ports of Tacoma, Seattle, Oakland, Los Angeles and Long Beach, the ILWU has pushed away from the bargaining table.
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DHL Global Connectedness Index reveals trade revival

Posted 11/20 · 06:20 PM · LM Editorial
DHL has released the third edition of its Global Connectedness Index (GCI), a detailed analysis of the state of globalization around the world.

Will Obama invoke Taft-Hartley?

Posted 11/19 · 04:43 PM · LM Editorial
The Agriculture Transportation Coalition has asked the Administration to bring in a federal mediator to help resolve the negotiations, and if a strike or lockout occurs, the AgTC advocates the rarely-invoked Taft-Hartley Act.
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Nation’s major Ag shippers alarmed by West Coast port congestion

Posted 11/19 · 10:47 AM · LM Editorial
While U.S. manufacturers and retailers have been bemoaning the ongoing labor/management crisis at West Coast ports, the situation is becoming increasingly dire for U.S. agriculture and forest products exporters.
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Zebra Technologies’ global study tracks momentum of Internet of Things in the enterprise

Posted 11/19 · 10:08 AM · MMH Editorial
Businesses say IoT is the transformative technological initiative of the decade, according to independent research.

DHL Global Mail Now Becomes DHL ecommerce

Posted 11/19 · 09:14 AM · SCMR Editorial
Express delivery and logistics services provider DHL recently announced it has rebranded the name of its DHL Global Mail group to DHL eCommerce

Teamsters may muscle in while SoCal ports struggle

Posted 11/18 · 09:04 AM · LM Editorial
A new threat to U.S. West Coast port productivity surfaced yesterday, as the Teamsters began organizing independent owner-operated truckers.
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New Challenge For Transpacific Supply Chain Managers:  “Congestion” Charges

Posted 11/17 · 08:59 AM · SCMR Editorial
A number of container lines operating between the U.S. and Asia say they intend to implement congestion charges of up to $1,000 per 40-foot container (FEU) for cargo moving via U.S. West Coast ports, effective November 17, 2014, in response to labor-related terminal delays.
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U.S. West Coast Ports Try to Stay Above the Labor/Managment Fray

Posted 11/11 · 09:23 AM · SCMR Editorial
Analysts also suggest that West Coast port efficiency has been strong up until recently.

The Evolving Landscape of Low Cost Country Sourcing…Reprised

Posted 11/11 · 09:00 AM · SCMR Editorial
Are last year’s low-cost countries the right answer for the future? Maybe not.

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