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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Cargo Insurance: Risk “multiples” on the rise
The World Economic Forum’s “Global Risks Report 2016” finds that supply chain vulnerability is on the rise this year. Furthermore, there’s...
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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.
By Patrick Burnson · July 8, 2016
Weighed down with huge new expenses, terminal operators at California ports will have no choice but to charge higher fees, California Trade Report, California Ports, Global Trade
By LM Staff · July 8, 2016
Pricing across the transportation modes, Trucking Pricing, Truckload Pricing, Air Freight Pricing, Air Cargo Pricing, Ocean Cargo Pricing, Ocean Freight Rates, Rail Freight Rates, Inter modal Pricing.
By Patrick Burnson · July 8, 2016
The World Economic Forum’s “Global Risks Report 2016” finds that supply chain vulnerability is on the rise this year. Furthermore, there’s evidence that the inter-connections between risks are becoming stronger. Suppply Chain Insurance, Cargo Insurance, Supply Chain Risk, Risk Management, Cargo Insurance 2016
By Patrick Burnson · July 7, 2016
With its transportation network running through some of the world’s most complicated and high-risk countries in the world, this global shipper of heavy oil and pipeline equipment describes how the right policy saved it from a catastrophic, million dollar loss. Cargo Insurance, Cargo Security
By Patrick Burnson · June 29, 2016
FMC Commissioner William P. Doyle weighed in on the upcoming implementation of the SOLAS Convention’s verified gross mass (VGM) requirements, thereby adding urgency to the issue.
By Jeff Berman · June 29, 2016
May shipments––at 954,000––saw a 10 percent jump over April and a 1.5 percent annual gain, which was boosted by furniture and auto parts imports, despite slow growth in China. This output marked the best ever month for May going back to 2007 based on Panjiva data, as well as its highest monthly shipment level since August 2015.
By Jeff Berman · June 27, 2016
The long-awaited expansion of the Panama Canal, which was roughly ten years in the making, became a reality yesterday, with the expanded Canal holding an inauguration yesterday in Panama City, Panama to herald the next chapter in its history.
By Patrick Burnson · June 27, 2016
In an unprecedented move, the U.K. has voted to terminate its membership in the European Union after more than 40years.

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