Filed in Global Logistics
Monday, July 08, 2013
Seasonally adjusted employment data released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that staffing firms added 9,500 new jobs from May to June (up 0.4%).
Sunday, July 07, 2013
Jones Lang LaSalle’s Seaport Index traces port success to infrastructure improvements, connectivity, availability of distribution center space, and proximity to population density
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Despite rates having fallen by 41% since New Year, carriers are poised to increase capacity from Asia to East Coast South America by more than 20% - seemingly a recipe for continued rate declines.
While logistics managers may note that the ISM purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has bounced back over 50 to 50.9 in June from 49.0 in May, some economists maintain that such surveys may not mean much.
Two new and innovative services for U.S. pharma shippers using both air- and ocean-cargo modes were unveiled this week.
Supply chains start when someone, somewhere reaches for their wallet. Increasingly, this will happen outside the U.S. in “mega cities,” observes Alan Amling, UPS global director contract logistics marketing
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Ocean cargo carriers comprising the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) have announced a guideline peak season surcharge (PSS) of $400 per 40-foot container from Asia to all U.S. destinations, effective August 1.
Monday, July 01, 2013
The extraordinary variations among emerging market countries suggest the need for multiple supply chains, each tailored to the needs of specific regions and supported by locally developed capabilities and talent. Our consulting team offers some suggestions for dealing with the real, rather than the ideal.
If the moribund air cargo industry is to finally stage a turnaround, the Pacific Rim will play a major role
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Thursday, June 27, 2013
FedEx subsidiary FedEx Trade Networks, the company’s global trade arm, announced this week it has set up shop in Dublin, Ireland, which the company said is part of its ongoing global expansion initiative and is its first office in Ireland and its 24th in Europe.