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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Canada: Taking the Mystery out of Crossborder Trade
As many U.S. shippers are well aware, Canada is the top export destination for U.S. manufacturers,...

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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.
By LM Staff · June 24, 2016
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that that U.S. trade with its North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico dropped 3.3 percent to $90.4 billion on an annual basis in April.
By Patrick Burnson · June 23, 2016
While there is widespread concern about attracting new talent to the supply chain industry, it seems especially acute in the maritime sector.
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By LM Staff · June 21, 2016
Did you know that almost half of all companies now do business in more than 50 countries, and a third operate in more than 100 countries?
By John D. Schulz · June 7, 2016
Ever-changing regulations are making it risky for U.S. companies engaged in cross-border trade endeavors, experts say. However, savvy shippers are paying better attention to the details and are finding solutions that save time, money and frustration.
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By Purolator · May 24, 2016
less than one percent of all U.S. businesses export, and of those that do, the majority interacts only with NAFTA trading partners Mexico and Canada.
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By Amber Road · May 19, 2016
As global supply chains grow in size, reach, and complexity, they become more vulnerable to a myriad of threats and hazards that can damage businesses and threaten the global economy: terrorist attacks, natural disasters, corruption, labor disputes, and more.
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By Michael Levans · May 17, 2016
A recent Aberdeen Group study revealed that over 75 percent of manufacturing companies plan to make investing in global trade management (GTM) platforms a top focus for their organizations.
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By Michael Levans · May 17, 2016
Read our latest special report designed to take the mystery out of the cross-border challenge and put U.S. companies on the road to faster growth.
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By Michael Levans · May 17, 2016
Global shippers are well aware of the number of new trade agreements being inked that will make it easier for U.S. organizations to not only source product from emerging markets, but also open the door to deliver goods into quickly growing consumer bases.
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By Purolator · May 17, 2016
As many U.S. shippers are well aware, Canada is the top export destination for U.S. manufacturers, claiming 19 percent of all American exports. And due to the explosive growth of e-commerce, that number is only going to get bigger.

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