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

Seaport cooperation to be examined at upcoming NAFTA conference

Posted 02/24 · 09:33 AM · LM Editorial
Just how closely hemispheric seaports are working together will be explored at an upcoming conference examining the North American Free Trade Agreement

5 Steps to improving your 3PL relationships

Posted 02/24 · 07:00 AM · LM Editorial
Kate Vitasek, Pete Moore, and Bonnie Keith, members of the University of Tennessee's center for Executive Education share their five steps and a series of tips to improve your outsourcing relationship right from the start.

Realizing Global Trade Management Potential

Posted 02/24 · 01:06 AM · LM Editorial
As the global trade engine kicks back into gear, new demands for electronic notifications and the need for better, more efficient trade compliance are buoying the global trade management market. Are you prepared to harness your organization’s global opportunities?

Panama Canal preparations under full sail

Posted 02/24 · 12:00 AM · LM Editorial
The Panama Canal expansion - expected to be complete by 2014 - has seaports throughout the hemisphere readying for a new competitive landscape. For most, that means offering value-added services designed to move inbound goods faster than ever before. Here’s where the preparations currently stand.

FedEx Express rolls out new delivery services for shippers

Posted 02/23 · 01:58 PM · LM Editorial
In response to customer demand, FedEx subsidiary FedEx Express said this week it is adding new services focused on earlier delivery of freight shipments.

FedEx finalizes acquisition of AFL Pvt. Ltd.

Posted 02/23 · 01:06 PM · LM Editorial
FedEx said that its FedEx subsidiary has officially completed the acquisition of the logistics, distribution, and express businesses of India-based AFL Pvt. Ltd. and its affiliate Unifreight India Pvt. Ltd. The deal was originally announced by FedEx in November.

Maersk says bigger vessels are also “greener”

Posted 02/23 · 08:05 AM · LM Editorial
In a move signaling confidence in renewed demand for capacity, Maersk Line has signed a contract with Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. to build 10 of the world’s largest vessels in the global container flreet

UPS adds ten Asia ports to its UPS Preferred LCL Ocean Freight service

Posted 02/22 · 02:04 PM · LM Editorial
UPS announced it has expanded its UPS Preferred LCL (less-than-container-load) Ocean Freight service to ten additional Asia-based ports, which it said provides shippers with up to 40 percent faster door-to-port United States-bound delivery for LCL shipments.

Global Port Tracker report calls for slow growth in 2011

Posted 02/22 · 09:46 AM · LM Editorial
A moderate increase in European import and export volumes is expected in 2011, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker Report published by Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

Port of San Francisco’s legacy examined in new book, “Port City”

Posted 02/21 · 12:06 PM · LM Editorial
The next home to America’s Cup was once a vibrant ocean cargo destination too. What happened?

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