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 from December to January shows U.S.-bound trade moving in the right direction

Posted 02/21 · 02:10 PM · LM Editorial
Data from Panjiva showed gains from December to January for both United States-bound waterborne shipments and the number of manufacturers shipping to the U.S.

Environmental Sustainability for Manufacturers in 2012: Part II

Posted 02/21 · 12:00 PM · SCMR Editorial
This is the second installment of a two-part forecast written by Kimberly Knickle, practice director, IDC Manufacturing Insights

Environmental Sustainability for Manufacturers in 2012: Part I

Posted 02/21 · 11:53 AM · SCMR Editorial
This is the first of a two-part forecast written by Kimberly Knickle, practice director, IDC Manufacturing Insights

Shippers vs. Pirates: Don’t Let Your Guard Down

Posted 02/20 · 06:44 PM · LM Editorial
While mainstream media reports suggest that open seas piracy has decreased, shipping experts note that the crisis is worse than ever

Upswing Brings Bustle Back to German Ports

Posted 02/20 · 06:22 PM · SCMR Editorial
According to spokesmen attending the current Retail Industry leaders Association’s (RILA) annual meeting in Dallas this week, logistics investments in Germany are on the rise in 2012, in part to meet growing retail demand

Port of New York and New Jersey reports record 2011 volumes

Posted 02/20 · 02:16 PM · LM Editorial
In 2011, the port handled 5.5 million TEU (Twenty-foot equivalent units), which is 4 percent better than 2010 and topped the previous record from 2007.
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TNT rejects $6.4 billion bid from UPS for its Express unit

Posted 02/17 · 02:21 PM · LM Editorial
Reports out of Europe today are stating that Netherlands-based TNT NV, a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator, rejected an offer by UPS for TNT’s express business.
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Ocean carrier rate structure leaves futures markets shaky

Posted 02/16 · 05:48 PM · LM Editorial
The uncertainty over the level of container freight rates in the next few months has severely disrupted trading on the freight futures market, said analysts at the Paris-based consultancy, Alphaliner.

Cross Border Trade to Keep Pace With Other Markets, Says Analyst

Posted 02/16 · 11:49 AM · SCMR Editorial
Are today’s shippers more likely to “go global” by starting in Canada and Mexico before exploring more far flung markets? According to one influential analyst, the answer is a resounding “yes.”

Port Tracker calls for nearly 7 percent decline in February shipments

Posted 02/16 · 11:13 AM · LM Editorial
February import cargo volume is expected to be down 6.8 percent on an annual basis, according to the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

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