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

Outbound ocean cargo rates for transpacific shippers may spike soon

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.
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New Era of Mega Vessel Calls Will Begin on U.S. West Coast

Posted 12/16 · 11:14 AM · SCMR Editorial
Even an expanded Panama Canal cannot accommodate the massive new ships.

Global Migration Can Make a Positive Impact on Supply Chains

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.
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Largest cargo vessel to visit North America comes to West Coast ports

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.

HighJump partners with Advantage2Retail

Posted 12/11 · 04:30 PM · MMH Editorial
Partnership to bring bring best-of-breed warehousing software to retailers.

Study Finds That Top Procurement Organizations Continue to Deliver Financial Benefits

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).

Ocean carrier consolidation not likely to have immediate impact on rates

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.
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New Report on Slavery in the Supply Chain Focuses on California

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.

Air cargo gains in spot market pricing arena

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.

China’s Economic Outlook Puts Dent in Confidence Index

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.
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