Global Logistics

By Jeff Berman · October 26, 2011
With the United States manufacturing base accounting for roughly 11 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), domestic manufacturers are not only dealing with a declining base on the home front, they are also facing major disadvantages when it comes to doing business in the United States compared to global competitors.
By Jeff Berman · October 26, 2011
Growth prospects in Northern Europe remain stalled, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker Report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
By Patrick Burnson · October 25, 2011
In a move signaling future rate pressure in the nation’s most robust ocean cargo trade lane, Horizon Lines, Inc. announced it will discontinue its Five Star Express (FSX) trans-Pacific container shipping service between the U.S. West Coast, Guam and China
By Patrick Burnson · October 24, 2011
IHS said the highlight in the very busy upcoming week will be the advance GDP release, which will show the economy growing at its fastest pace in the third quarter of 2011 since the second quarter of 2010
By Patrick Burnson · October 21, 2011
Near-sourcing and the North American Free Trade Agreement represent a perfect supply chain match, industry analysts contend.
By LM Staff · October 20, 2011
Faced with the prospect of not being allowed to fly its cargo planes at night, Lufthansa Cargo said earlier today it is working on contingency plans to, once the night flight ban takes effect on October 30.
By Patrick Burnson · October 18, 2011
Ocean cargo shippers will have access to more than a million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), thanks to the continuing introduction of new vessel capacity.
By Patrick Burnson · October 17, 2011
The annual GreenBiz Innovation Forum in San Francisco last week yielded some remarkable information and insight on how major U.S. corporations are entering a new phase of sustainable supply chain creation
By Patrick Burnson · October 14, 2011
In September, the consumer sentiment index inched up as the negativity related to the political bickering and finger pointing in Washington D.C. over the debt ceiling crisis started to wear off a little, said analysts at IHS Global Insight.
By Patrick Burnson · October 12, 2011
Economists wasted little time in assessing the impact on the supply chain from the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States and to bomb Saudi Arabian and Israeli embassies
By Patrick Burnson · October 11, 2011
While the biggest ocean carriers seek the economies of scale from ever-larger super post-Panamax ships, they run the risk but of introducing too much capacity at the same time, thereby ruining the already fragile supply/demand balance.
By Patrick Burnson · October 10, 2011
An excess of capacity on key routes, as well as poor discipline from carriers means that container shipping lines will not cover their cost of capital in 2011, and many will lose money once again.
By Patrick Burnson · October 10, 2011
Oracle, which up until recently been openly dismissive of “cloud computing,” made a major reversal last week when it embraced the new technology
By Patrick Burnson · October 10, 2011
Amid the many other worries troubling the Eurozone, comes news that states are falling behind in their commitments to improve the region’s notoriously inefficient air traffic management
By Patrick Burnson · October 5, 2011
The 18th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics Providers, released at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Annual Global Conference yesterday, contained some encouraging news.

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