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

Restoring West Coast Ocean Cargo Service May Be Costly Proposition

Posted 03/03 · 09:05 AM · SCMR Editorial
Expected post-Lunar New Year cargo growth will accelerate equipment, cargo handling and other costs going forward.

SoCal Ports Getting Real About Collaboration

Posted 03/02 · 04:36 PM · SCMR Editorial
It is indeed heartening to see how the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are working together to ensure the West Coast remains the nation’s premier ocean cargo destination.
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Ports of LA/Long Beach launch container chassis scheme

Posted 03/02 · 01:02 PM · LM Editorial
As U.S. West Coast ports begin to address their critical congestion issues, an innovative approach is being launched at San Pedro Bay.

Southern California’s Supply Chains May Get Some Relief

Posted 03/02 · 12:58 PM · SCMR Editorial
As U.S. West Coast ports begin to address their critical congestion issues, an innovative approach is being launched at San Pedro Bay.
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Supply Chain Stakeholders Welcome ENO Center Report

Posted 03/02 · 12:54 PM · SCMR Editorial
The ongoing financial travails of the Highway Trust Fund was made clear in a position paper recently issued by Jeff Davis, senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation.

Transportation Best Practices: Carriers use “game theory” to gain strategic advantage

Posted 03/01 · 08:00 PM · LM Editorial
Ocean cargo carriers vying for market share and sustainable profits are using a variety of methods to get the upper hand this year. Analysts say that while some are leveraging partnerships, others are wagering on reliability to trump that play. Shippers, meanwhile, are hoping that it will all amount to more than just zero-sum.

State of GTM: Adoption ticks up as trade complexity deepens

Posted 03/01 · 07:00 PM · LM Editorial
Thanks to the complications introduced by global trade, shippers are getting more strategic in their import/export approaches. In fact, more shippers are being forced away from spreadsheet-based compliance and adopting global trade management (GTM) solutions to get a better view into this increasingly intricate process.

Global 3PLs: Managing complex global networks

Posted 03/01 · 06:00 PM · LM Editorial
An immense amount of operational and technological expertise exists among global 3PL partners. Determining how those attributes may be used to amp-up logistics and supply chain performance is a demanding task, but one well worth doing. Our resident consultant suggests that it’s time for a more rigorous, holistic approach to the process.

60 seconds with Brian Gibson, Auburn University

Posted 03/01 · 12:42 PM · MMH Editorial
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to Brian Gibson at Auburn University about supply chain education.

Viewpoint: Take a long-term global view

Posted 03/01 · 09:00 AM · LM Editorial
If you’re one of the more than 70,000 shippers who are getting their daily logistics and freight transportation news on, you’re well aware of the number of new trade agreements being inked that will make it easier for U.S. organizations to not only source product from emerging markets, but also open the door to deliver goods into quickly growing consumer bases.

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