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

Port Tracker calls for 8 percent gain in January

Posted 01/13 · 10:41 AM · LM Editorial
An 8 percent annual increase is expected at major United States-based retail container ports in January, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. In November, the most recent month for which data is available, U.S. ports handled 1.23 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEU).

Ocean cargo imports swinging upward for U.S. West Coast

Posted 01/12 · 10:06 AM · LM Editorial
More evidence of a rebound for U.S. West Coast ports surfaced today in recent statistical analysis

Crowley Maritime brings Jarvis International Freight into the fold

Posted 01/12 · 08:26 AM · LM Editorial
In what it described as part of an effort to extend its logistics services into new industries and geographic areas, Crowley Maritime Corporation said this week it has acquired Jarvis International Freight Inc., a Houston-based freight forwarding, export packing and logistics company primarily serving the energy, oilfield and mining industries.

The Evolving Landscape of Low Cost Country Sourcing

Posted 01/11 · 09:57 AM · SCMR Editorial
Could the U.S.A. be the next frontier in Low Cost Country Sourcing? That’s not so crazy as it may sound.

NRF sets stage for Manhattan Associate’s SCOPE solutions

Posted 01/10 · 12:54 AM · SCMR Editorial
At this week’s 2011 National Retail Federation Annual Conference, Manhattan Associates will reveal the next generation of what it calls “Zero Disappointment Retail"

AAPA to examine change in vessel deployments

Posted 01/10 · 12:22 AM · LM Editorial
When the American Association of Port Authorities holds its fourth annual “Shifting International Trade Routes Seminar” in Tampa next month, more than a few speakers will be sounding the call for more infrastructure.

The dark side of “Slow Steaming”

Posted 01/09 · 11:53 PM · LM Editorial
Ocean carrier schedule integrity is in jeopardy now that “slow steaming” is in vogue, and shippers have every reason to be concerned
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Logistics in India

Posted 01/07 · 09:02 AM · MMH Editorial
Emerging markets could be the next opportunity for our industry

Free foodservice guide outlines key data points for effective product recalls

Posted 01/07 · 04:49 AM · MMH Editorial
The “Essential Information for an Effective and Efficient Product Recall” brochure from IFDA and IFMA outlines information to help distributors remove recalled product from the supply chain as soon as possible.

Merchant seafarers deserve our protection

Posted 01/07 · 03:49 AM · LM Editorial
We have crossed the threshold of a new year, but one issue may continue to haunt shippers in 2011: the scourge of global piracy.
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