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

Cheap and Ineffective

Posted 06/06 · 03:04 PM · SCMR Editorial
There are a lot of ways to save money in your department budget. Some ideas are short-term fixes, others have longer-term merit.

BDP study cites myriad challenges shippers experience from ‘slow steaming’

Posted 06/06 · 09:36 AM · LM Editorial
While the practice of “slow steaming” by ocean carriers has become more commonplace in an effort to reduce fuel costs, shippers are not necessarily enthused about its subsequent effects on their supply chains, according to a new study comprised of feedback from 290 shippers conducted by third-party logistics services provider BDP International

Global logistics: ODFL adds three Taiwanese ports to Pacific Promise service

Posted 06/02 · 08:29 AM · LM Editorial
Less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) said this week it has expanded its Pacific Promise service in an effort to meet increased shipping demand from Asia.

3PL news: NFI acquires Maersk subsidiary the Gilbert Company

Posted 06/01 · 06:22 AM · LM Editorial
Less than three months after acquiring World Warehouse and Distribution, Cherry Hill, New Jersey-based NFI, an asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider said this week it has brought Maersk subsidiary the Gilbert Company into the fold.

Ocean shipping: Global Port Tracker report calling for strong growth prospects in future quarters

Posted 05/31 · 09:07 AM · LM Editorial
Coming off a less-than-stellar first quarter, future prospects for import and export container volumes in Europe are expected to grow over the next six months, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

The net’s sweeping impact on growth, jobs, and prosperity

Posted 05/30 · 09:16 PM · SCMR Editorial
New McKinsey research into the Internet economies of the G-8 nations as well as Brazil, China, and India, South Korea, and Sweden finds that the Web accounts for a significant and growing portion of global GDP.

Port City Is vital chronicle of S.F. waterfront

Posted 05/27 · 09:23 AM · LM Editorial
The San Francisco Heritage Foundation maintains that Port City (by Michael Corbett; San Francisco Architectural Heritage, 248 pages; $65.00) represents a first in terms of providing a comprehensive story of the Port of San Francisco.

TNT makes demerger of Express and Mail units official

Posted 05/26 · 10:47 AM · LM Editorial
Following a December announcement in which Netherlands-based TNT N.V., a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator announced its intentions to “de-merge” operations by separating its Express and Mail operations into two separate companies, the company’s shareholders yesterday signed off on the move.

Global logistics: UPS marks one-year anniversary of Shenzhen Asia Pacific hub

Posted 05/26 · 08:19 AM · LM Editorial
Earlier this week, UPS marked the one-year anniversary of its Shenzhen Asia Pacific hub, which serves the company’s entire intra-Asian network. UPS also announced that in June it is rolling out a new direct weekly flight from Guam to Hong Kong, which connects Guam to the rest of the world.

Ports and shippers must remain vigilant

Posted 05/26 · 07:32 AM · LM Editorial
While supply chain velocity is always a shipper concern, cargo security remains one of the highest priorities for seaports throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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