Global Logistics

By Jeff Berman · January 3, 2012
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Dachser USA President and CEO Frank Guenzerodt about how the $5 billion global 3PL is approaching its U.S growth strategy.
By Derik Andreoli · January 1, 2012
When it comes to the oil and fuel markets, it’s been quite a year. On the supply side, the biggest story was the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region uprising epitomized by the Libyan revolt that led to the death of Muammar Gadaffi and the shuttering of 1.6 million barrels of daily oil production.
<p>New trade agreements mean that a new level of expertise will be required to negotiate International Commercial Terms, or Incoterms.</p> By Patrick Burnson · January 1, 2012
A flurry of new trade agreements should signal greater opportunity for U.S. importers and exporters. But this means that another layer of compliance complexity has been introduced. How will today’s global shippers deal with the new risk/reward scenario?
By Jeff Berman · December 20, 2011
Slight signs of economic stability appeared to take hold on the global trade front from October to November, according to data from Panjiva.
By Jeff Berman · December 6, 2011
This new offering uses ferries, rail, and trucks transporting 12-foot containers, with goods picked up from one of several China-based locations
By Jeff Berman · December 1, 2011
With its eye on further expanding its rapidly growing global healthcare business, UPS announced today it has agreed to purchase Pieffe Group, an Italy-based pharmaceutical logistics company.
<p>Derik Andreoli, Ph.D.c. is the Senior Analyst at Mercator International, LLC.</p> By Derik Andreoli · December 1, 2011
Driven by the boom in shale oil production from the Bakken formation that straddles the Montana/North Dakota border, U.S. oil production has climbed steadily since 2008 after declining for 22 of the previous 23 years. This fact alone might lead logistics professionals to the conclusion that price relief is just around the corner. Well, it isn’t.
By Jeff Berman · November 28, 2011
The financial crisis in Europe and overall economic uncertainty are continuing to extend the trend of flattish and slightly declining volumes, 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 · November 21, 2011
As most diplomatic and trade activity grinds to a halt this holiday season, shippers should still keep their eyes on what is happening with NAFTA
By Jeff Berman · November 18, 2011
October volumes at the Port of Long Beach were down were down for the fourth straight month, according to data released by the port this week.
By Jeff Berman · November 17, 2011
After alarming declines from August to September, data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, indicated that global trade activity showed a bit of a “leveling off” from September to October.
By Patrick Burnson · November 17, 2011
The National Retail Federation is reminding consumers that Free shipping isn’t free…but it works
By Patrick Burnson · November 14, 2011
The League explores "slow steaming" alternatives as well as vessel redeployment scenarios
By Patrick Burnson · November 10, 2011
One surprising finding in the UPS-sponsored "Change in the (Supply) Chain" survey was that sustainability ranked above well-known issues such as cost and responsiveness
By Patrick Burnson · November 10, 2011
A new UPS-sponsored survey suggests that high-tech manufacturers may be the first to decrease their dependence on China for sourcing

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