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

LM, NITL, American River International hosting Incoterms seminar on February 28

Posted 02/21 · 08:37 AM · LM Editorial
Logistics Management magazine is partnering up with the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) and American River International, a provider of import/export management consulting services, will offer a half-day seminar on Monday, February 28, entitled “Understanding and Managing Incoterms 2010.”

A free market victory

Posted 02/18 · 01:53 AM · LM Editorial
The Federal Maritime Commission took several steps yesterday to reduce regulatory burdens and bring cost savings and flexibility to the shipping industry and the customers they serve.

Cross-border trucking makes the cut in proposed DOT budget

Posted 02/18 · 01:52 AM · LM Editorial
With a high level of acrimony surrounding the U.S.-Mexico cross-border trucking program in recent years, there are some recent signs that the effort may be regaining its footing.

U.S. seaports have mixed reaction to Obama budget

Posted 02/18 · 01:52 AM · LM Editorial
With the release of President Obama's fiscal 2012 budget, the American Association of Port Authorities is expressing both optimism and disappointment over various aspects of the budget pertaining to seaport

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach kick off 2011 with solid volumes

Posted 02/18 · 12:12 AM · LM Editorial
Both ports show double-digit annual gains for imports and exports.

Panama Canal may compete with rail rival

Posted 02/17 · 09:05 AM · LM Editorial
According to a recent report in The Financial Times, China is in negotiations over the construction of a 137-mile rail link across Colombia that represents a competitive route. When completed, Chinese exporters could ship finished goods into Latin America while sourcing raw materials for outbound vessel deployment.

Business as usual in the Suez…for now

Posted 02/16 · 02:05 PM · LM Editorial
As news reports continue to track the transit of two Iranian warships through the Suez Canal, global shippers may also be ready to rethink their supply chain strategies

California exports rebounded sharply in 2010

Posted 02/15 · 02:48 PM · LM Editorial
California’s exporters nearly clawed their way back to pre-recession levels of trade with a strong performance in 2010, according to an analysis by Beacon Economics

Port Tracker report calls for solid first half of 2011

Posted 02/15 · 09:01 AM · LM Editorial
In a sign that the global economic recovery may have some sustained momentum, 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 be up 11 percent year-over-year in February. The report is also calling for first half 2011 volumes to be up 6 percent annually.

Global demand for flowers at record high

Posted 02/14 · 07:57 AM · LM Editorial
Consumer demand in emerging markets for more out-of-season perishables – including flowers for Valentine’s Day – is keeping logistics providers busy this season

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