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

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.

Supply Chain Management:  State of Logistics report says economy “has hit the wall”

Posted 06/16 · 08:04 AM · SCMR Editorial
Business logistics costs rose 10.4 percent last year, totaling $1.21 trillion, according to the authoritative 22nd annual State of Logistics report

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach post decent May volumes

Posted 06/16 · 07:51 AM · LM Editorial
Despite the increasingly negative economic headwinds of late, May volumes at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach mostly showed some decent signs of growth.

Report indicates U.S.-Mexico cross-border trucking dispute may be settled soon

Posted 06/15 · 09:37 AM · LM Editorial
A Bloomberg report released earlier this week stated that Mexican Economy Minister Bruno Ferrari said his country will sign a formal agreement to end a cross-border trucking dispute with the U.S. as early as this month, setting the stage for the Latin American country to remove punitive tariffs.

Supply chain management: 3PL marketplace under pressure

Posted 06/13 · 03:39 PM · SCMR Editorial
As she prepares her 22nd annual “State of Logistics” report, supply chain expert, Rosalyn Wilson, provided SCMR with an exclusive forecast for the third-party logistics sector.

Global Trade:  Supply chain analysts issue mixed report on exports

Posted 06/13 · 11:24 AM · SCMR Editorial
While last week’s news that the United States trade deficit headed in the right direction, trade analysts say there may be more than meets the eye

Global logistics: New Panjiva report takes a closer look at export growth

Posted 06/13 · 11:09 AM · LM Editorial
Panjiva’s new quarterly report, entitled the Quarterly Trendspotting Report, takes a detailed look at the macro trends that impacted global trade during the first quarter of 2011. One of its main objectives is to assist sourcing executives determine which geographies are “trending hot” for products they are looking for on a worldwide basis and what the current trends are on an annual basis.

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