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

Port Tracker report points to expected volume gains in September and October

Posted 09/20 · 09:23 AM · LM Editorial
Import cargo volumes at major United States-based container ports are slowly beginning to see annual monthly gains as retailers prepare for the holiday shopping season, according to the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

Air cargo analysts see a slightly brighter picture

Posted 09/20 · 09:11 AM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association announced an upgrading of its industry profit expectations

Exports in the supply chain need a boost, says task force

Posted 09/19 · 02:59 PM · SCMR Editorial
One of the most effective ways to create good new jobs and reverse the income decline of the past decade is for the United States to “become a thriving trading nation,” concludes a new Task Force report on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy.

Rare earth materials at risk in the supply chain

Posted 09/19 · 02:36 PM · SCMR Editorial
Congressman Don Manzullo (R-IL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia & the Pacific, will hold a hearing Wednesday afternoon examining the consequences of China’s monopoly on rare earth materials for U.S. manufacturing.

UPS supply chain and freight segments remain strong

Posted 09/19 · 01:22 PM · SCMR Editorial
UPS announced objectives for growing its revenue and profit over the next 3-to-5 years while continuing to invest in new technology and expanded facilities

Scams, Spam, and Flim Flam

Posted 09/19 · 12:54 PM · SCMR Editorial
There are hundreds of versions, some more sophisticated than others. But they are very successful, due in no small part because, we are assured, they are “100 percent risk free” and offer the promise of a huge windfall.

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.

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