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

Modex 2012: To secure future, industry must make its voice heard

Posted 02/06 · 12:10 PM · MMH Editorial
In his show-opening keynote address, Rick Blasgen expressed optimism for the future of domestic logistics, emphasized the urgent steps that must be taken to secure that future, and hailed the materials handling industry as a key driver of the ongoing economic recovery.

Secure supply chains are becoming a White House priority

Posted 02/06 · 01:57 AM · LM Editorial
A supply chain expert offered up his take on the White House's National Strategy for Supply Chain Security.

Keeping an eye on China

Posted 02/04 · 11:46 AM · LM Editorial
China experts are also telling us that other manufacturers may be expecting “quality fade” unless they build in more transparency with second- and third-tier suppliers.

Maersk Inc. announces sale of Direct Chassis Link, Inc.

Posted 02/04 · 11:13 AM · LM Editorial
In keeping with a trend to shed assets, Maersk Inc. is selling its subsidiary, Maersk Equipment Services Company.

Product Innovation and Supply Chain Management: Part III

Posted 02/04 · 10:24 AM · SCMR Editorial
Quality has always been important, but as we nurse our wounded bank accounts back to health, high quality is an absolute must to anyone buying anything.

Global Port Tracker report calls for minimal growth in 2012

Posted 02/02 · 11:31 AM · LM Editorial
When it comes to economic conditions in Europe, it is not a stretch to say that things are likely to get worse before they get better. That is the consensus of the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker Report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

Logistics and the Law: CSA/SMS—Shippers, take action!

Posted 02/01 · 06:33 PM · LM Editorial
The implementation of the FMCSA’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) has the unintended effect of increasing shippers’ exposure to vicarious liability for highway accidents. Our transportation law expert explains how this came to be and calls on the industry to come together to support a legislative solution.

2012 Cross-Border Roundtable: Will hemispheric trade gain traction?

Posted 02/01 · 01:44 PM · LM Editorial
While Mexico and Canada remain our primary international opportunity, LM’s analyst panel tell us that bolder players will be exploring more distant markets once the Panama Canal expansion is complete.

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.

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