Global Logistics

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 · 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.
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By LM Staff · June 23, 2016
Global transportation isn't getting any easier to manage, especially for non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCCs). Faced with uncertainties like surcharges—but needing to remain competitive when bidding against other providers—NVOCCs need the right mix of historical data, data intelligence, and technology support to make quick and effective decisions. During this webcast you'll learn how Bolloré Transport & Logistics was able to streamline its global logistics and automate contract management.
By Jeff Berman · May 19, 2016
Memphis-based FedEx said yesterday that it has unconditionally declared its offer for TNT, with 88.4 percent of all shares committed and a settlement date for the deal of next Wednesday, May 25 and all offer conditions having been satisfied or waived.
By Patrick Burnson · May 1, 2016
When searching for the best forwarder, global shippers are advised to first take a deep dive into the middleman’s business culture.
By Patrick Burnson · April 25, 2016
Self-learning or "machine-learning" systems – is one of 26 key developments highlighted in DHL's 2016 Logistics Trend Radar
By Dagmar Trepins · April 1, 2016
Our European correspondent examines how the region’s ongoing migration issue has affected freight transportation and logistics and how shippers and service providers are responding to overcome the bottlenecks.
By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2016
Bloated inventories have come to characterize the current state of U.S. manufacturers and retailers for the first quarter of 2016, forcing logistics managers to apply classic reverse strategies to wring out supply chain waste.
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 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.
By Patrick Burnson · January 1, 2016
New developments in global trade (TTP, T-TIP, ACE) will play a significant role in 2016, making an impact on a wide spectrum of U.S. shippers. Analysts contend that those who are properly prepared can make substantial gains this year—while those who lag behind may run into unanticipated grief.
By Patrick Burnson · November 19, 2015
The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) says better communication across the whole supply chain is vital to ensure shipper’s needs are not compromised by the container shipping industry’s drive to cut costs through mega-alliances.
By Patrick Burnson · November 1, 2015
Global logistics managers have always been under pressure to find the right balance of specialized intermediaries matched with the markets they want to serve. That challenge is becoming increasingly complex, however, as mega-brokerage enterprises capture more share.
By Jeff Berman · October 12, 2015
UPS today announced it has made a significant expansion to its UPS Worldwide Express service by adding more than 41,000 global postal codes, which it said will result in earlier guaranteed-delivery options for shippers that only previously had end-of-day guarantees.
By Patrick Burnson · October 1, 2015
Biomed, pharmaceuticals, and food lead the list of high-value commodities moving through complex modal networks to both new and well-established markets. But emerging markets are where shippers are seeking the biggest margins—and facing the largest hurdles.

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