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

Excess capacity will keep ocean freight rates down

Posted 04/19 · 11:26 AM · LM Editorial
While the world’s leading cargo vessel operators had seen a remarkable reversal of fortune last year, industry analysts predict the turnaround will be “short-lived.”

Preparing for the “unthinkable”

Posted 04/19 · 07:22 AM · SCMR Editorial
As noted in today’s news, the reality of supply chain disruption – for both the 200-mile local and 10,000-mile global supply chain – requires a new set of mitigating tactics.

Supply chain risk mitigation moves to the C-level suite

Posted 04/19 · 07:14 AM · SCMR Editorial
New mandates for supply chain professionals are coming into play as a consequence of recent disruptions in the global supply chain, said a prominent software industry executive.

AAPA explores new ways of funding

Posted 04/18 · 07:15 AM · LM Editorial
As all of our nation’s major ocean cargo gateways attempt to expand their footprints and compete with enhanced infrastructure, finding the money for many such projects continues to be a daunting challenge.

Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach have mixed results in March

Posted 04/15 · 09:11 AM · LM Editorial
POLB imports, which are primarily comprised of consumer goods, hit 191,211 (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) in March, which was down 7.5 percent annually.

Escalation in piracy places supply chain under pressure

Posted 04/15 · 08:32 AM · SCMR Editorial
The global supply chain, now dealing with disruptions due to the Libyan conflict and Japan’s post-disaster rebuilding, faces an on-going challenge that seems to be getting worse: piracy.

Golden State’s exports continue to surge

Posted 04/14 · 07:51 AM · SCMR Editorial
California exporters recorded their 16th consecutive month of healthy year-over-year gains in February with shipments totaling $11.76 billion, a 13.4 percent increase over the same month last year, according to an analysis by Beacon Economics of foreign trade data released recently by the U.S. Commerce Department.

Smart working capital management

Posted 04/13 · 08:11 AM · SCMR Editorial
Payment terms are a great area for leadership by procurement. But there are some pitfalls to avoid. What I'd like to do today is comment on the temptation to be preoccupied with DPO (days payable outstanding).

AAPA attacks future risk concerns

Posted 04/13 · 08:02 AM · LM Editorial
While U.S. federal government lawmakers continue to focus on the nation’s budgetary woes, The American Association of Port Authorities is convening a special meeting in San Francisco to examine financial challenges of its own.

California exports continue brisk growth

Posted 04/12 · 06:48 PM · LM Editorial
California exporters recorded their 16th consecutive month of healthy year-over-year gains in February with shipments totaling $11.76 billion, a 13.4 percent increase over the same month last year

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