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
Posted 12/17 · 10:35 AM · LM Editorial
Declining Asian consumer and industrial demand, made worse by a strong dollar, has cut into U.S. export volumes and eroded U.S-Asia freight rates to the point where some dry cargoes are moving at levels which make them less attractive to carriers than repositioning empty containers.
Posted 12/16 · 11:14 AM · SCMR Editorial
Even an expanded Panama Canal cannot accommodate the massive new ships.
Posted 12/15 · 09:07 AM · SCMR Editorial
The integration of immigrants in the States – especially when it comes to education, occupational training, and English language ability – remains critical.
Posted 12/14 · 03:36 PM · LM Editorial
As this year ends, the era of the mega vessel may be finally be ushered in as the largest container ship ever destined for North America calls West Coast ports.
Posted 12/11 · 04:30 PM · MMH Editorial
Partnership to bring bring best-of-breed warehousing software to retailers.
Posted 12/09 · 04:18 PM · SCMR Editorial
The second annual ROSMA Performance Check Study is once again a collaboration between A.T. Kearney, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), and the Charted Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).
Posted 12/09 · 09:48 AM · LM Editorial
The proposed acquisition of Singapore’s APL by the French giant CMA CGM would be the largest consolidation move in the history of the container shipping industry, based on the size of the fleet operated by the acquired company, according to Alphaliner – a Paris-based think tank.
Posted 12/08 · 05:03 PM · SCMR Editorial
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 may cause problems for some managers, a recent report suggests.
Posted 12/08 · 04:20 PM · LM Editorial
The dramatic decline to ocean freight spot market rates has served to widen the pricing differential to air rates to record levels, say Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.
Posted 12/07 · 04:20 PM · SCMR Editorial
For the last five months, supply chain managers indicated that they were losing faith in sustaining long-term distribution plans. Indeed, according to the Stifel Logistics Confidence Index, the decline in scores fell to its lowest ebb in the past three years.