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

Printed circuit board production’s supply chain may ramp up in Japan soon

Posted 04/04 · 09:19 AM · SCMR Editorial
Two key plants that produce 70 percent of the world’s copper-clad laminates, which have been shut since the Japan Tsunami devastated the Sendai prefecture, are hoping to re-open early this month

Tell us about your career

Posted 04/03 · 08:57 PM · SCMR Editorial
We’ve always been interested in career growth and professional development in supply chain management—and from what our surveys tell us, our readers are very interested in the topic, too.

Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc. launched today

Posted 04/01 · 08:42 AM · LM Editorial
NYK Logistics (Americas) Inc. (NLA) and Yusen Air & Sea Service (U.S.A.) Inc. (YAS) merged today, thereby creating a new major force in the global marketplace

Yusen makes a statement

Posted 04/01 · 08:24 AM · SCMR Editorial
Today’s announcement of an NYK Group merger is significant in and of itself, but points to another observation being made by industry analysts worldwide: the resiliency of Japan’s business culture.

Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc. launched today

Posted 04/01 · 07:03 AM · SCMR Editorial
In a move signaling renewed confidence in supply chain aggregation, two NYK Group companies –NYK Logistics (Americas) Inc. (NLA) and Yusen Air & Sea Service (U.S.A.) Inc. (YAS) – are merging.

Global Logistics: Demystifying the 4PL

Posted 04/01 · 06:06 AM · LM Editorial
Even though the term 4PL remains shrouded in mystery, a number of prominent logistics providers claim that if there is indeed a 4th dimension, they’ve got it. But can they really deliver on that promise? After defining the differentiating features, we’ll let shippers decide.

TransCore reports a near 40 percent gain in spot market van rates

Posted 03/31 · 11:56 AM · LM Editorial
TransCore reported that linehaul rates for vans on the spot market were up 38 percent in the 64 national lanes it tracks. But it also pointed out that rate declines in the remaining lanes left the national average up 0.8 percent.

Future surface transportation reauthorization is focus of House hearing

Posted 03/31 · 08:19 AM · LM Editorial
Various transportation interests met on Capitol Hill this week for a two-day hearing hosted by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, which focused on pending surface transportation reauthorization.

Report indicates FedEx is not considering acquiring TNT’s Express unit

Posted 03/30 · 09:24 AM · LM Editorial
Like its top competitor UPS said at the end of 2010, FedEx recently stated that it is not considering acquiring the express business of Netherlands-based TNT NV, a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator, according to a Dow Jones report.

Grassroots effort is no substitute for true leadership on trade

Posted 03/30 · 07:48 AM · LM Editorial
It is unfortunate indeed, that a populist movement seems necessary now to advance a trade agenda that should be led by the Obama Administration.

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