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

Reverse Logistics: Time to clean up the mess

Posted 02/01 · 06:00 PM · LM Editorial
Reverse logistics can represent a significant chunk of supply chain cost—and it’s typically not very well managed. Our resident consultant suggests that it’s time for savvy logistics operations to manage reverse as an integral part of supply chain management to improve efficiency and reduce cost.

U.S. Port Update 2015: Moment of truth arriving

Posted 02/01 · 03:00 PM · LM Editorial
The Panama Canal expansion is moving forward on schedule, bringing with it the potential for more direct shipment between Asia and the East Coast. Ports in the Gulf are anticipating growth from trade with Latin America, while West Coast ports are just trying to retain market share.

Breakdown of ProMat registrants’ plans and buying power event marks the 70th anniversary of industry

Posted 01/30 · 01:29 PM · MMH Editorial
Event marks the 70th anniversary of industry association and event organizer MHI.

Port of Long Beach chief shares his vision

Posted 01/30 · 11:48 AM · LM Editorial
The tired cliché of “Perfect Storm,” is probably lost on East Coast shippers now weathering fierce winter winds and snow, but the expression still has currency on the Pacific Rim.

Reusable Packaging Association committees outline goals and action items

Posted 01/29 · 11:33 AM · MMH Editorial
2015 programs established for five committees: Education, Marketing and Communications, Membership, Industry Affairs and Standards, and End User Advisory Committee.

Voxware research indicates most returned online purchases due to retailer error

Posted 01/28 · 09:21 AM · MMH Editorial
97% say the return process is very important to their future intentions to shop with a retailer.

U.S. West Coast dockside labor/management talks brighten a bit

Posted 01/27 · 11:30 AM · LM Editorial
The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), representing employers at 29 ports, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which represents 20,000 dockworkers, have come to a tentative agreement on a key issue in ongoing contract negotiations.
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ELFA announces Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2015

Posted 01/22 · 02:48 PM · MMH Editorial
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association suggests favorable conditions will drive replacement and expansion spending.

Port of Oakland stays the course

Posted 01/21 · 01:28 PM · LM Editorial
A global logistics hub envisioned for Oakland's decommissioned army base takes a big step forward beginning today. The Port of Oakland and Union Pacific Railroad start construction to link the site with UP’s main line.

Ocean Cargo Rates to Remain Jumpy, Say Analysts

Posted 01/20 · 09:18 AM · SCMR Editorial
Martin Dixon, research manager, Drewry Supply Chain Advisors, shares his observations on the current state of ocean cargo in this exclusive interview with Supply Chain Management Review.

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