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
Posted 06/21 · 08:16 AM · LM Editorial
The Port of San Francisco, which ceded major container operations to its cross-bay rival, the Port of Oakland, many years ago, is getting back to basics.
Posted 06/21 · 07:15 AM · SCMR Editorial
Shippers using more than one third-party logistics (3PL) provider may consider using a single 4PL as they seek to penetrate new markets, said a prominent industry expert.
Posted 06/20 · 12:36 PM · SCMR Editorial
Harnessing the power of what we know, what data we have on hand, and the innate powers of the human intellect has become one of the new requisites for supply chain—and business—success.
Posted 06/17 · 11:50 AM · LM Editorial
As many leading ocean carrier executives have noted recently, sharper shipper expectations are driving disruptive change in the industry
Posted 06/16 · 01:23 PM · SCMR Editorial
The purpose of this posting is to highlight one fundamental, distinguishing characteristic of successful leaders.
Posted 06/16 · 09:51 AM · LM Editorial
Port Tracker is calling for first half 2011 volumes to be up 7.2 percent, just ahead of last month’s 7.1 percent projection. This would be 5 percent better than the first half of 2010. In 2010, the report said there was a total of 14.7 million TEU moved—a 16 percent gain over 2009, which was largely achieved due to 2009’s 12.7 million TEU serving as the lowest annual tally since 2003.
Posted 06/16 · 09:16 AM · SCMR Editorial
Following a 7 percent gain in shipments from March to April, April to May showed an 8 percent increase at 1,037,365, said researchers.
Posted 06/16 · 08:57 AM · LM Editorial
Following a 7 percent gain in shipments from March to April, April to May showed an 8 percent increase at 1,037,365, said Panjiva. The number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S.—at 147,876 was up 6 percent, matching a 6 percent increase from March to April. Both shipments and manufacturers were down 1 percent, respectively, year-over-year.
Posted 06/16 · 08:04 AM · SCMR Editorial
Business logistics costs rose 10.4 percent last year, totaling $1.21 trillion, according to the authoritative 22nd annual State of Logistics report
Posted 06/16 · 07:51 AM · LM Editorial
Despite the increasingly negative economic headwinds of late, May volumes at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach mostly showed some decent signs of growth.