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

Bulk and breakbulk ports get back to basics

Posted 07/01 · 09:23 AM · LM Editorial
While North America’s great ocean cargo gateways are heavily reliant on containerized throughput, major and minor ports alike are not letting go of their bulk and breakbulk operations. Indeed, many of them are coming to regard this basic piece of their portfolio as a value-added service.

Andreoli on Oil and Fuel: OPEC meeting reveals further degeneration of the MENA region

Posted 07/01 · 08:32 AM · LM Editorial
OPEC failed to revise production quotas, and upon learning of this decision, traders quickly bid the price back up

Viewpoint: Shippers in for a bumpy ride

Posted 07/01 · 08:07 AM · LM Editorial
I’m not sure who said it, but it’s one of my favorite lines when it comes to putting the current market environment into perspective: You don’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been.

Ocean Cargo: Night gate fee raise postponed at Ports of LA/Long Beach

Posted 07/01 · 07:05 AM · LM Editorial
Responding to shipper concerns, the West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) announced it will postpone until August 1 its planned adjustment to the Traffic Mitigation Fee at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

U.S. seaports manage change on their own

Posted 07/01 · 06:38 AM · LM Editorial
The Port of Long Beach, which has been promoting free market solutions to address air pollution concerns for some time, is celebrating the nation’s Independence Day weekend by closing an irksome contractual loophole

Fighting Fraud in Transportation Act of 2011 focused on cleaning up messy brokerage practices

Posted 06/30 · 08:21 AM · LM Editorial
A new piece of legislation introduced by Congressmen Russ Carnahan (D-MO) and Frank Guinta (R-NH) is focused on addressing fraud-related issues in the freight transportation marketplace.

Supply Chain Finance: Research findings point toward failed cost cutting strategies

Posted 06/30 · 08:11 AM · SCMR Editorial
The Hackett Group, a global strategic business advisory firm, has recently detailed the problems large companies face mitigating commodity cost increases

BTS reports surface trade with NAFTA partners is up 12.1 percent in April

Posted 06/29 · 09:49 AM · LM Editorial
The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 12.1 percent in April 2011 compared to April 2010, coming in at $73.8 billion.

Saia study reveals ongoing shipper concerns

Posted 06/28 · 04:18 PM · LM Editorial
Not surprisingly, the primary concern among small to medium-sized businesses, is the economy

UPS and Merck extend relationship with a global supply chain focus

Posted 06/28 · 11:28 AM · LM Editorial
Taking steps to further leverage a relationship that has been intact since 2003, UPS and global pharmaceutical giant Merck said today they are expanding their distribution and logistics agreement on more of a global supply chain basis.

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