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

Global Links: Vietnam may be a viable sourcing alternative to China

Posted 07/13 · 01:36 PM · SCMR Editorial
Rising labor costs in China have forced apparel retailers to consider relocating at least some of their production to countries with a lower wage structure, and Vietnam has proved to be one of the top choices

Ocean Cargo: Moody’s downgrades container shipping forecast

Posted 07/12 · 06:13 PM · LM Editorial
The container shipping industry is not the only segment of ocean carriage under severe pressure, said Moody's Investors Service

Global Logistics: California remains in lead of high-value export growth trend

Posted 07/12 · 04:14 PM · LM Editorial
Amid gathering fears that America's economic recovery may be sputtering, California exporters posted their 19th consecutive month of healthy year-over gains in May.

Port Tracker report calls for flat summer growth followed by upturn in the fall

Posted 07/12 · 11:30 AM · LM Editorial
Import cargo volumes at major United States-based container ports are expected to remain at the same levels they were at a year ago this summer, with subsequent increases in the fall, according to the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

2010 was a solid year for supply chain management software

Posted 07/12 · 10:47 AM · SCMR Editorial
The industry posted a 10 percent increase over 2009 and about $4.6 billion in revenue for SCM applications, not counting procurement.

Ocean Cargo: NITL committee meeting to examine state of the industry

Posted 07/11 · 07:36 PM · LM Editorial
When the National Industrial Transportation League’s ocean transportation committee meets next month in Louisville, Kentucky, the agenda will be rich indeed.

Supply Chain Management: Ariba study looks into procurement’s crystal ball

Posted 07/11 · 03:50 PM · SCMR Editorial
A recent study conducted by Ariba reveals there may be broad agreement among supply chain executives about the industry’s fortunes over the next decade

Global logistics: DHL expands LCL service offerings

Posted 07/08 · 09:35 AM · LM Editorial
Global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL continues to make inroads with its LCL (less-than-container-load) service, announcing two new recent additions.

Ocean Cargo: Weak rate structure for carriers to persist, say analysts

Posted 07/07 · 05:27 PM · LM Editorial
Analysts add that even the realization of a decent peak season demand surge this summer will not provide enough momentum to lift severely eroded freight rates in the key east-west trades

Logistics Management: Shippers will invest in “mission critical” options

Posted 07/06 · 07:21 PM · LM Editorial
Saia Inc. found that shippers responding to its “National Trends in Small to Medium-sized Businesses” had a variety of concerns. But chief among them is having a “Plan B.”

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