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Tuesday, May 03, 2011
As noted in a recent LM news story, the expected advantages to be gained from near-shoring from Mexico are lower freight costs, improved speed-to-market times, lower inventory costs...and risk mitigation.
Highlighting geographical proximity and improvements in transportation services, 63 percent of senior executives chose Mexico as the most attractive locale for re-sourcing manufacturing operations closer to the U.S. market, compared with just 19 percent who would re-source to the United States
Sunday, May 01, 2011
With President Obama continuing to emphasize exports, specialized shipping intermediaries are more important than ever to global logistics operations. But how do shippers identify and choose the right freight forwarder?
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Following a relatively promising report last month, European import and export volumes remain solid, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Despite increasing fuel costs and harsh winter weather conditions, UPS reported today that first quarter revenue—at $12.58 billion—was up 7.3 percent year-over-year.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
While the world’s leading cargo vessel operators had seen a remarkable reversal of fortune last year, industry analysts predict the turnaround will be “short-lived.”
Friday, April 15, 2011
POLB imports, which are primarily comprised of consumer goods, hit 191,211 (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) in March, which was down 7.5 percent annually.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
While U.S. federal government lawmakers continue to focus on the nation’s budgetary woes, The American Association of Port Authorities is convening a special meeting in San Francisco to examine financial challenges of its own.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
California exporters recorded their 16th consecutive month of healthy year-over-year gains in February with shipments totaling $11.76 billion, a 13.4 percent increase over the same month last year
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The Port Tracker report is calling for March to come in at 1.2 million TEU for an 11 percent annual gain. April is expected to reach 1.24 million TEU for a 9 percent annual increase.