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

Is Your Future About to Walk Out the Door?

Posted 05/24 · 12:03 PM · SCMR Editorial
I encourage supply management leaders to get ahead of the curve on personnel management - before it is too late. Hopefully, most will listen, and act.

Supply Chain: U.S. yet to feel full consequence of Japan’s catastrophe

Posted 05/23 · 01:22 PM · SCMR Editorial
More news of the immediate and long-term impact of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami on the U.S. surfaced this week

Ocean shipping: New Southeast Asia service coming to Port of Boston

Posted 05/20 · 10:09 AM · LM Editorial
The Port of Boston announced this week that on May 27 it is rolling out a new service to Southeast Asia via the Suez Canal.

Ocean shipping: EU Commission widens its price-fixing probe

Posted 05/19 · 04:26 PM · LM Editorial
The European Commission’s investigation of ocean carrier antitrust rules ramped up to a new level this week, as Asian players were also targeted by regulators.

Panjiva data points to seasonal growth pattern in global trade

Posted 05/18 · 11:15 AM · SCMR Editorial
Coming off of a 4 percent gain in United States-bound waterborne shipments from January to February, shipments from March to April saw a 7 percent bump with 959,364 shipments, said Panjiva. And the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S.—at 139,337 was up 6 percent.

Global Logistics: Panjiva data points to seasonal growth pattern in global trade

Posted 05/18 · 11:08 AM · LM Editorial
Coming off of a 4 percent gain in United States-bound waterborne shipments from January to February, shipments from March to April saw a 7 percent bump with 959,364 shipments, said Panjiva. And the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S.—at 139,337 was up 6 percent.

Port Tracker report calls for short-term volumes flattening before return to annual growth

Posted 05/16 · 09:12 AM · LM Editorial
The most recent edition of the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates is calling for import cargo volume at major United States-based container ports to closely resemble last year, with a leveling off in May volumes.

Intermodal is up and carloads are down for week ending May 7, says AAR

Posted 05/13 · 08:08 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume was down 0.1 percent in the East and down 4.2 percent out West. Carloads on a year-to-date basis are at 5,233,086 for a 3.4 percent annual gain.

Ports of LA/Long Beach stay on course

Posted 05/12 · 04:46 PM · LM Editorial
Both major ocean cargo gateways in San Pedro Bay posted positive numbers for container throughput in April.

Germany defines its national transport strategy

Posted 05/11 · 11:13 AM · SCMR Editorial
While the global consensus seems to support “green” supply chains, the cost/reward ratio remains a question.

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