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

2015 Rate Outlook: Rates to keep pace with U.S. growth

Posted 01/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
The global economic recovery moves sluggishly forward, while the domestic picture has brightened considerably. Our leading market analysts explain how shippers should ready themselves for sustainable demand and plan for incremental rate hikes.

2015 Customs/Trade Update: Success is in the details

Posted 01/01 · 06:00 PM · LM Editorial
A spate of new, proposed, and pending free-trade agreements will create greater opportunities for U.S. shippers—but only those who know the rules. Analysts advise going over the small print before plunging in.

Ongoing drama at U.S. West Coast labor talks: it gets worse

Posted 12/30 · 10:15 AM · LM Editorial
Sounding evermore bellicose, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) ramped up the rhetoric recently, alleging that port congestion is a consequence of carrier/terminal conspiracies.
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Emerging nations lose their lustre as logistics managers evaluate risk/reward of localization

Posted 12/29 · 09:51 AM · LM Editorial
A new study from UT’s Global Supply Chain institute suggests that there may be a profound reversal of outsourcing trends in the coming years as U.S. companies test the local waters.

Year in Review: Top materials handling news in 2014

Posted 12/24 · 02:50 PM · MMH Editorial
Big acquisitions, an improving economy and some new players change the landscape heading into 2015.

Year in Review: 2014 System Reports

Posted 12/24 · 02:17 PM · MMH Editorial
A look back at Modern's 2014 cover stories.

Added measures at Port of Oakland to handle cargo increase

Posted 12/23 · 12:00 PM · LM Editorial
The “good news story” of the season appears to be generated by officials at The Port of Oakland, who report that it has taken additional steps in an ongoing effort to manage a surge of inbound container vessel calls.

Holiday wish for shippers: U.S. West Coast mediation

Posted 12/23 · 11:53 AM · LM Editorial
The PMA, which represents employers at America’s 29 West Coast ports, has finally asked for federal mediation in its contract negotiations with the ILWU.
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Other Voices: Successful RFID asset-tracking systems

Posted 12/23 · 11:11 AM · MMH Editorial
Experts outline the technology and applications of RFID systems.

Other Voices: Achieving end-to-end supply chain efficiency with color labeling

Posted 12/18 · 02:40 PM · MMH Editorial
Identification tools produce efficiencies in management, production and shipping processes.

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