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

Total container trade falls in February after January upswing

Posted 03/14 · 02:17 PM · LM Editorial
Import shipment volume for February, measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) decreased 9.94 percent from January and increased 9.03 percent over February 2010, reported Zepol Corporation, a trade intelligence company.

APEC pledges to create “seamless regional economy”

Posted 03/14 · 10:05 AM · LM Editorial
While most of the world’s focus was on Japan’s response to its earthquake and related crisis, trade experts were quietly working behind the scenes in Washington last week to establish a long-term strategy for rebuilding that country’s economy.

CEVA CFO offers up take on global logistics market

Posted 03/14 · 08:19 AM · LM Editorial
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman had an opportunity to speak with Rubin McDougall, CFO of global 3PL CEVA, following the company’s strong fourth quarter and year-end earnings release.

Government preparation blunted impact of Tsunami

Posted 03/11 · 02:02 PM · SCMR Editorial
If there was ever an event demonstrating the value of infrastructure investment, Japan’s preparation and quick response to the recent tsunamis proves it

Japan’s earthquake may disrupt global supply chain

Posted 03/11 · 01:16 PM · LM Editorial
U.S. West Coast seaports and airports remain on high alert today, following the devastating earthquake that struck Japan on Friday

Panjiva data shows 15 percent shipment decline from January to February

Posted 03/11 · 09:39 AM · LM Editorial
While it was not unexpected, data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, indicated that the number of United States-bound waterborne shipments dropped 15 percent from January to February.

Conveyor manufacturers prepare for shifts in the supply chain

Posted 03/10 · 09:10 AM · SCMR Editorial
A prominent industry analyst maintains that several key infrastructural events will shape the global supply chain in the coming years

Diesel prices rise another 15.5 cents to $3.871 per gallon, says EIA

Posted 03/08 · 01:09 PM · SCMR Editorial
On the heels of a 14.3 cent weekly gain, diesel prices saw their single highest weekly increase since May 2008, with a 15.5 cent bump to $3.871 per gallon, according to data from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration

A global effort needed to secure air cargo

Posted 03/08 · 09:07 AM · SCMR Editorial
Nearly 1,000 industry executives gathered in Istanbul today for The International Air Transport Association World Cargo Symposium. As one might imagine, supply chain security is high on the agenda.

Port Tracker ups first half 2011 growth forecast to 7.5 percent

Posted 03/07 · 11:04 AM · LM Editorial
Now that the first half 2011 prediction has been raised, the report is calling for 7.5 million TEU during that period, which would be a 9 percent gain over 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.

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