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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.
Posted on 05/03 at 08:07 AM
BlogsGlobal LogisticsGlobal TradeSupply ChainPermalink


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
Posted on 05/03 at 07:53 AM
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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?
Posted on 05/01 at 07:48 AM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsGlobal LogisticsMay 2011Freight ForwardingPermalink


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.
Posted on 04/27 at 08:01 AM
NewsGlobal LogisticsOceanOcean ShippingTEUHackett AssociatesGlobal Port TrackerPermalink


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.
Posted on 04/26 at 08:12 AM
NewsGlobal LogisticsSupply Chain ManagementUPSLogisticsEarningsPermalink


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.”
Posted on 04/19 at 11:26 AM
NewsGlobal LogisticsOcean FreightOcean CargoPermalink


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.
Posted on 04/15 at 09:11 AM
NewsGlobal LogisticsPort of Los AngelesPort of Long BeachOcean ShippingPermalink


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.
Posted on 04/13 at 08:02 AM
BlogsGlobal LogisticsOcean FreightGlobal TradePermalink


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
Posted on 04/12 at 06:48 PM
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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.
Posted on 04/12 at 05:12 AM
NewsGlobal LogisticsOcean FreightPort TrackerSupply Chain ManagementLogisticsOcean ShippingTEUPermalink



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