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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 Ben Camiel · March 2, 2016
New white paper focuses on Canadian "Other Government Department" Importation Requirements
By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2016
Even if there's a turnaround, don't expect the growth rates that we saw in the 1990’s or the 2000’s
By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2016
“The US is a bright spot in the global economy,” says IHS chief economist Dr. Nariman Behravesh, “ and within the U.S. it’s the consumer that is the bright spot.”
By Patrick Burnson · February 24, 2016
Election year politics notwithstanding, Alexander Feldman, president and CEO of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council is a strong advocate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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By Ben Camiel · February 23, 2016
Will Big Data, the Internet of Things and connected environments driven by sensor technologies be the drivers behind these improvements?
By Patrick Burnson · February 17, 2016
Today's signing of a new US-Cuba air services pact opening up a scheduled services market closed since the 1960s was greeted with enthusiasm by both United and American Airlines.
By Patrick Burnson · February 16, 2016
From its inception as an online book retailer, to being the world’s biggest e-commerce company, Amazon’s influence and control over the sector has been almost absolute.
By Patrick Burnson · February 10, 2016
The U.S. Customs & Border Protection announced earlier this week that it will delay the implementation of some parts of its Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) electronic document single window platform beyond the current February 28th deadline.
By Jeff Berman · February 9, 2016
Even with expected import cargo volume declines in the coming months, the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates expects volumes to be up for the first half of 2016.
By Patrick Burnson · February 1, 2016
Ten Southeast Asian countries launched a long-term plan to achieve regional economic integration within the next 10 years to better compete with China, Japan and South Korea. However, transportation infrastructure must be rapidly improved for this to happen.
By Michael Levans · February 1, 2016
Over the past month, most of us have been feeling the pinch of negative global macroeconomic trends first hand as we watched U.S. markets wildly fluctuate on a daily basis, taking a chunk out of our investments and making us feel uneasy about our long-term financial planning.
By Patrick Burnson · January 29, 2016
Logistics managers seeking yet one more forecast as the year gets underway, may wish to check in with Rodger Howell, PwC’s Strategy& Principal, specializing in strategy and operations. He sees a few key areas that should be central to corporate efforts during 2016.
By Jeff Berman · January 28, 2016
Global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson said this week it has opened up a certified cargo screening facility (CCSF) for air cargo in Carson, California, which it set will screen air cargo directly, instead of relying on third party facilities. This is the company’s second CCSF. It opened its first one in Chicago in April 2012.
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By LM Staff · January 25, 2016
Join our panel of panel of energy, logistics, trade, and transportation analysts for an exclusive look at where rates are headed and the issues driving those rate increases over the coming year.
By Patrick Burnson · January 19, 2016
Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle will share his vision for 2016 and beyond at the annual “State of the Port of Oakland” luncheon sponsored by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association and Women in Logistics this Thursday.

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Regional ports concentrate on growth and connectivity
With the Panama Canal expansion complete, ocean cargo gateways in the Caribbean are investing to...
Digital Reality Check
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