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

2012 U.S. Ports Update: Full steam ahead

Posted 02/01 · 01:01 PM · LM Editorial
The Panama Canal expansion isn’t the only factor driving infrastructure improvement efforts. Count population growth, increased exports, new trade agreements, global competition, and shifting trade lanes as other elements pushing aggressive U.S. port investment and expansion.

Moore on Pricing: Making the pricing and culture connection

Posted 02/01 · 12:58 PM · LM Editorial
This past month I was in Central America working with a natural resources firm on the negotiation of terms and freight for global supply and distribution. I was reminded again of the diversity of cultures and approaches to negotiation, contracting, and price components.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Welcome to the new normal

Posted 02/01 · 12:17 PM · LM Editorial
As supply chains continue to become more global and complex, the risk of disruption intensifies. Yet while most companies recognize the increased risk potential, many are ill prepared to handle a disruption. This article argues for a new set of risk management techniques in a world where heightened supply chain risk is now part of the game.

Logistics Technology: GTM seeks higher ground

Posted 02/01 · 10:42 AM · LM Editorial
With freight costs rising, capacity constraints looming, and the complexities of global trade on the rise, our top analysts concur that global trade management (GTM) software will continue its slow-but-steady infiltration into today’s vernacular—that is if shippers can justify the ROI.

1+1 = 3: Integrating Product Innovation and SCM to Deliver Incremental Value

Posted 02/01 · 10:27 AM · SCMR Editorial
This is the first of a three-part article written by Maha Muzumdar, vice president of supply chain marketing, Oracle & Kerrie Foy, PLM/PIM applications product marketing, Oracle

Exports can revive U.S. seaports

Posted 01/31 · 04:47 PM · LM Editorial
Ocean cargo shippers can expect a slight surge in business this year, with the economic tide lifting all boats

Port infrastructure must keep pace with rebound, says economist

Posted 01/31 · 10:17 AM · SCMR Editorial
Ocean cargo shippers can expect an improvement in business this year, with the economic tide lifting all boats

When Time Means Money, Air Cargo Charters May Make Most Sense

Posted 01/30 · 06:58 PM · SCMR Editorial
When evaluating the relative merits of air cargo providers shippers are starting to look at expedited charters

ODFL adds ten ports to Pacific Promise service

Posted 01/30 · 01:08 PM · LM Editorial
Spurred in large part by a 40 percent gain in shipments from Asia in 2011, less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) said it has expanded its Pacific Promise less-than-container load (LCL) service to ten ports in eight Asian countries.
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Global logistics: Penske Logistics opens up new office in Germany

Posted 01/26 · 11:46 AM · LM Editorial
Penske Logistics, a subsidiary of global transportation services provider Penske Corporation, recently announced it has expanded its European presence with a new office in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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