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

Panjiva data shows slight sequential improvements in global trade activity from September to October

Posted 11/17 · 12:10 PM · LM Editorial
After alarming declines from August to September, data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, indicated that global trade activity showed a bit of a “leveling off” from September to October.

Confusion over shipping costs

Posted 11/17 · 10:11 AM · LM Editorial
The National Retail Federation is reminding consumers that Free shipping isn’t free…but it works

Social Media:  Can it Work for B2B?

Posted 11/17 · 08:57 AM · SCMR Editorial
Can social media outlets, such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, play a meaningful role in their marketing mix? Or are these tools best left to consumer-direct businesses?

Supply Chain Seems Capable of Handling iPhone Surge

Posted 11/16 · 10:57 AM · SCMR Editorial
As consumer demand for high-end electronic merchandise ramps up, economists are not seeing any disruptions in the supply chain

Port of Long Beach names new Executive Director

Posted 11/16 · 09:45 AM · LM Editorial
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted unanimously this week to name J. Christopher Lytle, the Port’s Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, as the Port of Long Beach’s new Executive Director.

2011 Warehouse/DC Operations Survey

Posted 11/16 · 04:06 AM · MMH Editorial
The 6th Annual Warehouse and Distribution Center (DC) Operations Survey findings reveal that inventory turns are not improving, more DCs are closing rather than opening, and many companies are remaining cautious with equipment investment.

Global High Tech Supply Chain May Be Reconfigured

Posted 11/15 · 10:29 AM · SCMR Editorial
A new UPS-sponsored survey suggests that high-tech manufacturers may be the first to decrease their dependence on China for sourcing

NITL to examine wide range of ocean cargo concerns

Posted 11/14 · 09:58 AM · LM Editorial
The League explores "slow steaming" alternatives as well as vessel redeployment scenarios

Encouraging News Surfaces on Trade Gap

Posted 11/11 · 10:36 AM · SCMR Editorial
According toe IHS Global Insights, exports rebounded more vigorously than imports, aided by demand for industrial supplies and consumer goods.

Ocean cargo shippers concerned about labor and safety issues on the West Coast

Posted 11/10 · 05:33 PM · LM Editorial
With several terminals closed at West Coast seaports due to Veterans Day, shippers are hoping that cargo operations will return to normal next week

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