Global Trade

The latest news and insight revolving around global trade, logistics services, evolving customs and regulations, supply chain security, and the technology necessary to speed freight through the global supply chain.


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By Jeff Berman · August 19, 2016
UPS said this week it has made changes for U.S. to Canada routes that it said will help businesses and online shoppers receive items from U.S shippers and retailers one day earlier.
By Jeff Berman · August 19, 2016
July shipments–at 974,489-were up 2.2 percent annually and up 4.6 percent compared to June, due primarily to growth from the European Union (shipments up 5.7 percent) and China (up 4.8 percent), which were aided by the strong dollar, coupled with furniture (up 6.7 percent) and toys (up 10.3 percent) shipments both seeing gains.
By Patrick Burnson · August 18, 2016
The ambitious goal to end the imposition of container shipping surcharges within five years has been adopted by the GSF at its Annual Meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
By Jeff Berman · August 15, 2016
Total July POLA volume at 687,891 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) was down 1.61 percent annually and ahead of June’s 676,006 TEU. July volumes at POLB saw a 7.7 percent annual decline at 637,091 TEU, which was ahead of May’s 603,339 TEU.
By Patrick Burnson · August 10, 2016
Chief risk officers often present to their boards detailed laundry lists of risks, heat maps with probabilities and impacts for every conceivable risk, as well as contingency plans for every worst-case scenario short of the “zombie apocalypse.” Managing Supply Chain Risk, Risk Management in the company supply chain.
By Patrick Burnson · August 2, 2016
While we’re entering an era in which companies can detect supply chain risks much more quickly than in the past, new technological solutions and strategies are desperately needed to address the added complexity of global logistics. Managing Supply Chain Risk, Supply Chain Success Strategy, ERP Strategy, Logistical Risk Management, Risk Aversion for Shippers
By Jeff Berman · July 29, 2016
Quarterly revenue was up 3.8 percent annually at $14.6 billion, with earnings per share up 6 percent at $1.43 for the sixth straight month and matching Wall Street expectations.
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By LM Staff · July 28, 2016
Global transportation isn’t getting any easier to manage. With new rules and regulations to learn, new compliance requirements to adhere to, and new customers and business partners to onboard, navigating the complexities of the global market can be difficult for any company.
By Jeff Berman · July 19, 2016
Global transportation and logistics titan UPS said this week it has added three countries–Myanmar, Albania, and the Dominican Republic-to its UPS Worldwide Express (WWE) package service.
By Jeff Berman · July 18, 2016
Total June POLA volume at 676,006 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) was off 6.3 percent annually, and POLB was up 3.4 percent in June at 603,339 TEU.
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By LM Staff · July 14, 2016
Regulation, talent shortages, shifting consumer behavior, and changing technology are some of the disruptors that keep CEOs up at night. Ryder White Paper, Ryder White Papers, Supply Chain Challenges.
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By LM Staff · July 13, 2016
Clearing goods through the U.S./Canadian customs process can be a confusing and time-consuming process. But, several opportunities exist to facilitate the process, which can significantly reduce clearance times and associated costs. Purolator White Paper, Cross Border White Paper, Canada North American Border Trade, NAFTA
By Jeff Berman · July 12, 2016
While school has not been out of session for all that long, it is not too early to start thinking about later this summers and early fall, when things start back up. That was the main message, especially from an import perspective, in the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · July 11, 2016
On the heels of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments and observations on globalization and free trade, his proposals ostensibly lack what is needed to truly make a difference or improve the current global trade outlook, according to Panjiva.
By Patrick Burnson · July 11, 2016
The UK will probably no longer be subject to EU law, and will likely apply its own national legislation across the board.

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