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

FedEx Trade Networks opens up new Chicago ‘gateway’ location

Posted 04/05 · 12:29 PM · LM Editorial
Company officials said the new 104,000 square-foot location, with more than 85,000 square-feet for distribution, provides shippers with expanded service offerings, including freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and distribution services.

More rigorous supply chain standards championed

Posted 04/05 · 09:18 AM · SCMR Editorial
Analysts and industry leaders believe that hoc strategies such as drawing down inventory stockpiles are poor substitutes for proper supply chain continuity planning

Asia Pacific becomes more complex for supply chain directors

Posted 04/05 · 07:45 AM · SCMR Editorial
When it comes to considering outsourcing opportunities in the Asia Pacific region, there is a strong tendency to implement a “close to home” logistics strategy, particularly with the warehousing function.

Port of Oakland terminals hit by labor action

Posted 04/04 · 11:58 AM · LM Editorial
A labor action at the Port of Oakland has shippers scrambling for distribution alternatives

Printed circuit board production’s supply chain may ramp up in Japan soon

Posted 04/04 · 09:19 AM · SCMR Editorial
Two key plants that produce 70 percent of the world’s copper-clad laminates, which have been shut since the Japan Tsunami devastated the Sendai prefecture, are hoping to re-open early this month

Tell us about your career

Posted 04/03 · 08:57 PM · SCMR Editorial
We’ve always been interested in career growth and professional development in supply chain management—and from what our surveys tell us, our readers are very interested in the topic, too.

Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc. launched today

Posted 04/01 · 08:42 AM · LM Editorial
NYK Logistics (Americas) Inc. (NLA) and Yusen Air & Sea Service (U.S.A.) Inc. (YAS) merged today, thereby creating a new major force in the global marketplace

Yusen makes a statement

Posted 04/01 · 08:24 AM · SCMR Editorial
Today’s announcement of an NYK Group merger is significant in and of itself, but points to another observation being made by industry analysts worldwide: the resiliency of Japan’s business culture.

Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc. launched today

Posted 04/01 · 07:03 AM · SCMR Editorial
In a move signaling renewed confidence in supply chain aggregation, two NYK Group companies –NYK Logistics (Americas) Inc. (NLA) and Yusen Air & Sea Service (U.S.A.) Inc. (YAS) – are merging.

TransCore reports a near 40 percent gain in spot market van rates

Posted 03/31 · 11:56 AM · LM Editorial
TransCore reported that linehaul rates for vans on the spot market were up 38 percent in the 64 national lanes it tracks. But it also pointed out that rate declines in the remaining lanes left the national average up 0.8 percent.

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