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

New report says e-invoicing is gaining traction

Posted 09/19 · 12:42 PM · SCMR Editorial
A report by The Institute of Financial Operations indicates that companies are becoming more sophisticated in how they approach procurement and finance

Massport moves forward on clean trucks

Posted 09/19 · 11:33 AM · LM Editorial
In keeping with a national trend, The Massachusetts Port Authority is developing its own “Clean Trucks Program.”

Global logistics: UPS set for major expansion at Cologne/Bonn Airport

Posted 09/16 · 09:56 AM · LM Editorial
This announcement came 25 years to the day when UPS began operations out of this airport. Company officials said the roughly $200 million expansion, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2013, will be comprised of equipping the existing facility with additional state-of-the-art technology and an extension to the existing building, with the building processing larger freight shipments.

Ocean shipping: Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach August 2011 volumes show steep declines

Posted 09/15 · 01:19 PM · LM Editorial
August volumes for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach were both down compared to the same timeframe in 2010.

Can U.S. ports measure up to carrier promises?

Posted 09/15 · 09:18 AM · LM Editorial
Daily Maersk, the Danish carrier’s new service on the Asia–North Europe trade lane, will dramatically change the way shipping is done overseas. But can the same be said for calls to the States?

Energy costs may drop slightly in supply chain

Posted 09/15 · 07:48 AM · SCMR Editorial
The latest Producer Price Index shows that inflation remained in stand-still mode in August as an upsurge in food prices was offset by an equivalent decrease in energy prices.

Parcel shippers may be ready to invest in their supply chains

Posted 09/14 · 03:19 PM · SCMR Editorial
With its fifth annual bechmarking survey of logistics professionals, Kewill came to some rather startling conclusions about the current state of the parcel shipping industry

The LogisTech Curve

Posted 09/14 · 02:48 PM · SCMR Editorial
When pondering the title to this new blog, I stumbled on the Supply Chain and Operations Management Glossary. I was immediately drawn to the term “logistics curve” - defined as “a lazy S curve convenient for representing a variety of things.”

Back to school numbers not promising for retailers

Posted 09/14 · 12:36 PM · SCMR Editorial
The latest flat retail figures suggest that shippers may be reconfiguring their supply chains, said a prominent economist.

Global logistics: CEVA rolls out new LCL service

Posted 09/14 · 09:19 AM · LM Editorial
CEVA Logistics recently announced it is ramping up its less-than-container-load (LCL) service offerings, with the addition of a new service from Hamburg to New York.
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