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

The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Looks Into Ocean Shipping Visibility

Posted 04/13 · 03:05 PM · SCMR Editorial
The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) invites readers to participate in a short survey regarding Supply Chain Visibility in their organizations.

Port of Oakland to provide shippers with daily status reports

Posted 04/13 · 01:27 PM · LM Editorial
Another indication of how U.S. ports are paying closer attention to shipper’s needs was signaled today by the Port of Oakland, as it announced its new update service.

Cuba’s main port in the limelight

Posted 04/13 · 08:55 AM · LM Editorial
The Port of Mariel – The infamous point of exodus for thousands of Cuban refugees seeking freedom in the U.S. – may soon become a magnet for Caribbean Basin trade.

The ILWU and Panama

Posted 04/07 · 04:22 PM · LM Editorial
In its newsletter, The Dispatcher, the ILW updated its members on how it is helping win “living wages” for dockworkers in Panama.
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Port of Oakland says most vessel calls have been restored

Posted 04/07 · 03:58 PM · LM Editorial
Ships bypassing the Port of Oakland to overcome schedule delays elsewhere are resuming weekly calls here.

Tompkins report says aging material handling systems will challenge growth

Posted 04/06 · 01:20 PM · MMH Editorial
Survey reveals average age of material handling system is 15.3 years old; 35% off companies have at least one system more than 20 years old.

Port of Oakland Reports Less Congestion

Posted 04/02 · 11:55 AM · SCMR Editorial
Port officials said most ships are in-and-out of Oakland within two days.

2015 European Logistics Update: Stuck between hope and fear

Posted 04/01 · 07:00 PM · LM Editorial
While the European economy is combating the Greek debt crisis and the EU Commission is calling for unity, the transport and logistics industry is sticking to the motto: “business as usual”—now more than ever. How will the EU continue to develop economically and politically in an effort to tighten it’s relations with U.S. partners? The answer remains open.

New Supply Chain Risk Index Shows Significant Geographic Shift

Posted 04/01 · 02:57 PM · SCMR Editorial
Norway is ranked #1 in the Index as the country best suited for companies seeking to avoid disruptions in their global supply chain operations. Venezuela ranked last on the list of the 130 countries and territories listed. The three regions of the United States – East, Central and West – all rank in the top 25.

True collaboration is still a distant goal for shippers, carriers, ports

Posted 03/31 · 09:24 AM · LM Editorial
Despite great strides in mechanization and technology, many U.S. ports and terminals remain challenged by political conflicts, internecine competition, and internal communication issues.

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