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

Ocean Cargo: Shipping analysts say vessel scrapping has declined

Posted 07/07 · 08:53 AM · LM Editorial
During the first six months of 2010, the active containership capacity has risen by 15.3 percent, jumping from 11.55 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) on January 1 to 13.32 million TEU at the end of June, according to figures released by Alphaliner, a Paris-based consultancy.

Ocean Cargo: Shortages of Containers Reaches “Crucial” Levels

Posted 06/22 · 11:46 AM · LM Editorial
Analysts contend that box manufacturing slump is hurting both carriers and shippers

Ocean Cargo: Spot pricing escalates in Asia-U.S. trade lane

Posted 06/21 · 03:30 PM · LM Editorial
Spot prices for transpacific shipping services have grown by more than 180 percent during the past 12 months to reach a five-year high.

Ocean cargo/global logistics: DHL rolls out new LCL service

Posted 06/18 · 06:36 AM · LM Editorial
DHL Global Forwarding announced this week that it has rolled out a new Less-than-Container-Load (LCL) Expedited services which will connect 19 European origins to the United States.

Education Matters

Posted 06/11 · 08:14 AM · SCMR Editorial
A recently released survey by the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) confirms professional credentials, education and experience contribute to greater pay and equity.

Logistics news: Analyst says ocean shippers will not see softer rates

Posted 06/10 · 10:32 AM · LM Editorial
Rosalyn Wilson, a transportation consultant for Delcan Corporation, provided LM with an exclusive interview on the eve of the release of The 21st Annual “State of Logistics Report,” noting that disruptions in ocean carrier deployments has had dire consequences for shippers.

Supply chain management: Wal-Mart invests in logistics

Posted 06/08 · 12:56 PM · MMH Editorial
What does it tell you when Walmart, the world's largest retailer, invests to provide logistics education for its associates?
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Briefings: Accenture asks: What can supply chain executives learn from the Iceland volcano?

Posted 06/03 · 06:53 PM · MMH Editorial
When the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted last spring, most eyes were on the airlines. Less noticed was the impact on supply chains. What lessons can you learn?

State of WMS: Upgrade Time

Posted 06/01 · 10:19 AM · MMH Editorial
According to our 2010 Software User survey, nearly half of all logistics operations using a WMS are looking to upgrade over the next 12 months. Our technology correspondent explains why and then introduces us to a shipper that’s on the brink of revolutionizing its warehouse operations.

3PL Update: Analysts suggest global/domestic lines may be blurring

Posted 05/29 · 09:23 AM · SCMR Editorial
As the market sector rebounds, the providers are compared to Flags of Convenience
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