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

Jacobs-led investor group preps to take helm at Express-1 Expedited Solutions

Posted 06/21 · 02:08 PM · LM Editorial
Earlier this month, an investment group led by Bradley S. Jacobs, an entrepreneur and founder and owner of Jacobs Private Equity LLC, and Express-1 Expedited Solutions, a non-asset-based third party logistics (3PL) transportation services provider, said they have entered into an agreement in which Jacobs and a group of co-investors will invest up to $150 million in cash in Express-1.

U.S. microchips to remain in demand through 2013

Posted 06/21 · 11:21 AM · LM Editorial
The cornerstone of America’s tech industry is forecasting increased global sales, and touting pro-business policies for lasting economic recovery

Ocean cargo: Port of San Francisco concentrates on bulk

Posted 06/21 · 08:16 AM · LM Editorial
The Port of San Francisco, which ceded major container operations to its cross-bay rival, the Port of Oakland, many years ago, is getting back to basics.

3PL/4PL: Shippers may be shopping for new lead logistics providers

Posted 06/21 · 07:15 AM · SCMR Editorial
Shippers using more than one third-party logistics (3PL) provider may consider using a single 4PL as they seek to penetrate new markets, said a prominent industry expert.

Knowledge Management Called New Source of Competitive Advantage

Posted 06/20 · 12:36 PM · SCMR Editorial
Harnessing the power of what we know, what data we have on hand, and the innate powers of the human intellect has become one of the new requisites for supply chain—and business—success.

Ocean cargo: Shippers are getting the attention they deserve

Posted 06/17 · 11:50 AM · LM Editorial
As many leading ocean carrier executives have noted recently, sharper shipper expectations are driving disruptive change in the industry

The leadership imperative

Posted 06/16 · 01:23 PM · SCMR Editorial
The purpose of this posting is to highlight one fundamental, distinguishing characteristic of successful leaders.

Port Tracker report calls for volume pickup later this summer

Posted 06/16 · 09:51 AM · LM Editorial
Port Tracker is calling for first half 2011 volumes to be up 7.2 percent, just ahead of last month’s 7.1 percent projection. This would be 5 percent better than the first half of 2010. In 2010, the report said there was a total of 14.7 million TEU moved—a 16 percent gain over 2009, which was largely achieved due to 2009’s 12.7 million TEU serving as the lowest annual tally since 2003.

Supply Chain Management: Seasonal economic growth is encouraging, say researchers

Posted 06/16 · 09:16 AM · SCMR Editorial
Following a 7 percent gain in shipments from March to April, April to May showed an 8 percent increase at 1,037,365, said researchers.

Panjiva data shows seasonal economic growth amid long-term concerns

Posted 06/16 · 08:57 AM · LM Editorial
Following a 7 percent gain in shipments from March to April, April to May showed an 8 percent increase at 1,037,365, said Panjiva. The number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S.—at 147,876 was up 6 percent, matching a 6 percent increase from March to April. Both shipments and manufacturers were down 1 percent, respectively, year-over-year.

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