Global Logistics

By Patrick Burnson · July 1, 2015
A growing reliance on automated systems makes global supply chains more vulnerable to potential criminal and terrorist cyber attacks than ever before. Analysts contend that a new “collective awareness” is necessary to thwart these assaults before they even begin.
By Patrick Burnson · July 1, 2015
Foreign direct investment has never been more important in catalyzing growth, whether in the developed or developing world. Although equity markets around the world have largely recovered since the financial crisis, global capital flows have contracted sharply.
By Patrick Burnson · June 19, 2015
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) routinely produces a white paper on key trends and developments related to trade and investment in the world’s most dynamic marketplace. It’s most recent study is titled “Do Free Trade Agreements Matter?”
By Patrick Burnson · June 18, 2015
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has been championing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), joins other shippers in praising the House passage of this important legislation.
By John D. Schulz · June 1, 2015
Fueled by NAFTA, trade between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico is booming. But not knowing the nuances and fine print can be costly for U.S.-based business wishing to take advantage of burgeoning, neighboring markets. Here’s how to best play the NAFTA transportation game.
By Mark Pearson · June 1, 2015
Globalization and the quest for cost reduction have pushed supply chains into far-flung geographies. They’ve also forced companies to rely more heavily on contract manufacturers.
By Jeff Berman · May 6, 2015
First quarter revenue of $1.776 billion was down 4.8 percent annually but up 4.6 percent in constant currency. And adjusted EBITDA at $51 million saw an 18.6 percent annual gain, with a 23.3 percent increase in constant currency.
By Patrick Burnson · May 1, 2015
Forwarders who specialize in the controlled temperature marketplace are facing more regulations now than ever. But by bringing new technology into the fore, they can quickly meet compliance standards and differentiate their service. Here’s some advice for shippers looking to solve the “cold chain” challenge with the help of a third party.
By Jeff Berman · April 29, 2015
Since its inception in September 2011, non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics has made several acquisitions. And that process it has established itself as a player in myriad markets through its growth by acquisition strategy. Yesterday, it took things on the acquisition front to a new level, announcing it plans to acquire Lyon, France-based 3PL Norbert Dentressangle SA for $3.53 billion.
By LM Staff · April 20, 2015
Despite great opportunity for growth, the logistics market in Latin America is lagging behind other emerging markets thanks in part to its notoriety for corruption, violence, poor infrastructure and government bureaucracy.
By Dagmar Trepins · April 1, 2015
While the European economy is combating the Greek debt crisis and the EU Commission is calling for unity, the transport and logistics industry is sticking to the motto: “business as usual”—now more than ever. How will the EU continue to develop economically and politically in an effort to tighten it’s relations with U.S. partners? The answer remains open.
By Jeff Berman · March 5, 2015
With an eye on capitalizing on future trade and commerce growth in South Asia, express delivery and logistics services provider DHL today rolled out its plans to build an $85 million EUR ($93 million USD) DHL Express South Asia Hub, which will be a 24-hour express hub facility within the Changi Airfreight Center at the Singapore Changi Airport.
By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2015
As treaties and trade agreements are implemented this year, more U.S. companies are looking at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for fresh business opportunities. Fortunately, a whole host of logistics and transportation service providers are laying the groundwork to overcome inherent infrastructure challenges.
By Brooks Bentz · March 1, 2015
An immense amount of operational and technological expertise exists among global 3PL partners. Determining how those attributes may be used to amp-up logistics and supply chain performance is a demanding task, but one well worth doing. Our resident consultant suggests that it’s time for a more rigorous, holistic approach to the process.
By Michael Levans · March 1, 2015
If you’re one of the more than 70,000 shippers who are getting their daily logistics and freight transportation news on logisticsmgmt.com, you’re 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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