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

A victory for both SoCal ports

Posted 09/26 · 10:45 PM · LM Editorial
The timing of the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to overturn a ban on drayage owner-operators at the Port of Los Angeles could not have been better

Port of Los Angeles must continue to use non-union drivers

Posted 09/26 · 10:27 PM · LM Editorial
Shippers and truckers hailed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to overturn a ban on drayage owner-operators at the Port of Los Angeles late yesterday

Keeping a 3PL scorecard: Part II

Posted 09/26 · 08:20 AM · SCMR Editorial
Even though it’s tempting to measure every aspect of a 3PL’s performance, having a bloated scorecard usually only results in creating more work for suppliers

Making good on fixed ocean cargo schedules may be easier said than done

Posted 09/25 · 08:42 PM · LM Editorial
Analysts with the Paris-based consultancy, Alphaliner, are advising shippers to cast a critical eye on ocean carrier promises for “daily cut-offs.”

Transpacific may give peak season a pass

Posted 09/25 · 08:05 PM · LM Editorial
Inbound figures provided by online market intelligence companies may be reliable, but they only tell part of the story

Panjiva data shows 4 percent gain in U.S.-bound shipments from July to August

Posted 09/23 · 09:32 AM · LM Editorial
While the global economy remains firmly entrenched in a holding pattern, data from Panjiva showed a seasonal increase in the number of United States-bound waterborne shipments for the fourth time on the last five months.

Port of San Francisco to enhance cargo operations

Posted 09/23 · 09:06 AM · LM Editorial
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has announced that the Port of San Francisco was awarded $2.97 million for rail improvements aimed at improving segments of its freight rail track

Guest Feature: Keeping a 3PL Scorecard

Posted 09/23 · 08:36 AM · SCMR Editorial
Scorecards are widely used by shippers to monitor and grade the individual performance of their 3PLs today

Social Media Miscues: a LinkedIn Story

Posted 09/23 · 07:59 AM · SCMR Editorial
Corporations are beginning to monitor social media as a source of competitive intelligence. Care should be taken in what you share about yourself and your company.

Recent survey points to a weakening EU manufacturing trend

Posted 09/22 · 10:14 AM · SCMR Editorial
The overall contraction in Eurozone manufacturing and services activity in September highlights the recent marked faltering in economic activity across the region

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