Global Logistics

By Jeff Berman · July 25, 2011
Less than a month after reports indicated that Deutsche Bahn was considering shuttering its United States-based DB Schenker Logistics, a third-party logistics, trucking, and airfreight services provider, Schenker Inc. said late last week it is making significant changes to its North American business model.
By Patrick Burnson · July 22, 2011
Green initiatives are finally taking hold in the final frontier of today’s supply chain: the warehouse.
By Patrick Burnson · July 19, 2011
As fellow blogger – Mike Regan – notes in a recent fine article by Jeff Berman, “there has never been a period of volatility in fuel prices like there has been in the last year."
By Jeff Berman · July 19, 2011
FedEx subsidiary FedEx Trade Networks, the company’s global trade arm, is taking steps to augment its ocean freight forwarding services in the form of a new Ocean Choices portfolio the company introduced today.
By Jeff Berman · July 18, 2011
Global supply chain and logistics services provider CEVA Logistics recently held its first global Supplier Awards ceremony. CEVA said these awards were launched as “part of its relentless quest for excellence” and are designed to recognize “impeccable execution, commitment, and strategic alignment among” its supplier base. LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman interviewed CEVA CEO John Pattullo about these awards and current trends and issues in the global 3PL market.
By Jeff Berman · July 18, 2011
Compared to a year ago, volumes are down overall at both ports.
By Jeff Berman · July 15, 2011
Coming off of April and May which saw 7 and 8 percent gains, respectively, in the number of waterborne shipments heading to the U.S., June saw a 1 percent decline from May to June at 1,030,363, according to Panjiva. On an annual basis, June shipments were down 4 percent compared to June 2010’s 1,076,015 shipments.
By Patrick Burnson · July 12, 2011
The container shipping industry is not the only segment of ocean carriage under severe pressure, said Moody's Investors Service
By Patrick Burnson · July 12, 2011
Amid gathering fears that America's economic recovery may be sputtering, California exporters posted their 19th consecutive month of healthy year-over gains in May.
By Jeff Berman · July 12, 2011
Import cargo volumes at major United States-based container ports are expected to remain at the same levels they were at a year ago this summer, with subsequent increases in the fall, according to the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
By Patrick Burnson · July 11, 2011
When the National Industrial Transportation League’s ocean transportation committee meets next month in Louisville, Kentucky, the agenda will be rich indeed.
By Jeff Berman · July 8, 2011
Global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL continues to make inroads with its LCL (less-than-container-load) service, announcing two new recent additions.
By Patrick Burnson · July 7, 2011
Analysts add that even the realization of a decent peak season demand surge this summer will not provide enough momentum to lift severely eroded freight rates in the key east-west trades
By Patrick Burnson · July 6, 2011
Saia Inc. found that shippers responding to its “National Trends in Small to Medium-sized Businesses” had a variety of concerns. But chief among them is having a “Plan B.”
By Jeff Berman · July 5, 2011
Crowley Maritime Corporation, a provider of ocean cargo transportation services, recently announced it has acquired the business and assets of Puerto Rico Freight Systems (PRFS), a provider of freight consolidation and less-than-container load (LCL) transportation services in the Caribbean.

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