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

Global logistics: Crowley acquires Puerto Rico Freight Systems

Posted 07/05 · 10:10 AM · LM Editorial
Crowley Maritime Corporation, a provider of ocean cargo transportation services, recently announced it has acquired the business and assets of Puerto Rico Freight Systems (PRFS), a provider of freight consolidation and less-than-container load (LCL) transportation services in the Caribbean.

Education: Howard University’s SCM program gains traction

Posted 07/05 · 09:04 AM · SCMR Editorial
Since its inception the program has been well received by students and corporate supporters like Dell, Eaton, Electrolux, Ariba, IBM, Raytheon, Tyco, United Technologies, and others.

Supply Chain Management: More talking points given in PRTM survey

Posted 07/05 · 08:48 AM · SCMR Editorial
Brad Householder, director of PRTM’s supply chain practice, said that a recent study suggests that the supply chain “risk/reward” component should not change in an era of heightened volatilit

PRTM survey focuses on supply chain flexibility

Posted 07/05 · 08:34 AM · SCMR Editorial
High volatility, massive swings in customer demand, and challenges in ensuring sufficient supply are the current reality for global supply chain executive

Talent Development: a Litmus Test

Posted 07/05 · 07:55 AM · SCMR Editorial
Talent Development is one important component of Talent Management, a vitally important subject for any organization aspiring to achieve the "next level."

Logistics & the Law 2011: Unintended consequences

Posted 07/01 · 10:04 AM · LM Editorial
The elimination of required cargo liability insurance by the FMCSA now forces shippers to independently verify the existence of the policy and nature of the coverage held by their carriers. Sound time-consuming? Our transportation law expert offers some practical advice.

2011 State of Logistics: Ocean

Posted 07/01 · 09:25 AM · LM Editorial
Carriers get their house in order

Bulk and breakbulk ports get back to basics

Posted 07/01 · 09:23 AM · LM Editorial
While North America’s great ocean cargo gateways are heavily reliant on containerized throughput, major and minor ports alike are not letting go of their bulk and breakbulk operations. Indeed, many of them are coming to regard this basic piece of their portfolio as a value-added service.

Andreoli on Oil and Fuel: OPEC meeting reveals further degeneration of the MENA region

Posted 07/01 · 08:32 AM · LM Editorial
OPEC failed to revise production quotas, and upon learning of this decision, traders quickly bid the price back up

Viewpoint: Shippers in for a bumpy ride

Posted 07/01 · 08:07 AM · LM Editorial
I’m not sure who said it, but it’s one of my favorite lines when it comes to putting the current market environment into perspective: You don’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been.

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