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

Report: UPS to invest $1 billion in European operations

Posted 07/02 · 12:40 PM · LM Editorial
A Reuters report released today stated that transportation and logistics titan UPS intends to invest $1 billion into its European operations on the next three-to-five years, primarily with an emphasis on expanding its logistics centers.
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Fortna VP recognized as ‘Physical Internet Pioneer’

Posted 07/02 · 12:26 PM · MMH Editorial
Vice president of research and development Russ Meller honored at inaugural Physical Internet Conference.

West Coast labor and management reading from the same page

Posted 07/02 · 08:39 AM · LM Editorial
Shippers have been assured that negotiations for a new labor contract covering nearly 20,000 dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports will continue to move forward.

25th Annual State of Logistics: It’s complicated

Posted 07/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
Rollercoaster demand levels and uneven freight volumes in 2013 created havoc in one of the more complicated years on record. In 2014, shippers will need to manage with all the savvy and experience that they can muster to get the capacity they need at a rate that’s fair.

2014 State of Logistics: Ocean is slow and steady

Posted 07/01 · 08:30 PM · LM Editorial
Analysts and observers of global ocean cargo movement see a number of emerging trends surfacing in the ocean carrier arena later this year.

Global Logistics: Cargo security and fine print

Posted 07/01 · 07:00 PM · LM Editorial
While not all proposed global cargo security solutions have been practical or enforceable, our analysts suggest that there are a few fundamentals every global shipper needs to accept. Here’s how cargo stakeholders are working in unison to gain clarity.

Panama Canal Expansion: Questions mount as time draws near

Posted 07/01 · 04:00 PM · LM Editorial
The much anticipated Panama Canal expansion has promised a great many enhancements for U.S. shippers waiting to book cargo on the new generation of “mega” container vessels. But a few lingering questions are also troubling some industry analysts who question U.S. port readiness to accommodate these huge loads.

Manufacturing Sector Sends Encouraging Signals for Supply Chain Managers

Posted 07/01 · 08:16 AM · SCMR Editorial
Stable consumer-driven spending and a strong forecast for business investment bode well for the manufacturing sector, according to the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation’s U.S. Industrial Outlook, a quarterly report that analyzes 27 major industries.

West Coast Ports Still Waiting for Labor Contract

Posted 07/01 · 08:10 AM · SCMR Editorial
With the deadline for labor contract negotiations between the International Longshore Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association arriving last night, the current status remains in flux

MAPI Quarterly U.S. Industrial Outlook: Accelerating growth ahead

Posted 06/26 · 12:25 PM · MMH Editorial
Forecast for manufacturing production to grow 3.2% in 2014, 4.0% in 2015.

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