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Thursday, May 19, 2011
The European Commission’s investigation of ocean carrier antitrust rules ramped up to a new level this week, as Asian players were also targeted by regulators.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Coming off of a 4 percent gain in United States-bound waterborne shipments from January to February, shipments from March to April saw a 7 percent bump with 959,364 shipments, said Panjiva. And the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S.—at 139,337 was up 6 percent.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Both major ocean cargo gateways in San Pedro Bay posted positive numbers for container throughput in April.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
While the global consensus seems to support “green” supply chains, the cost/reward ratio remains a question
Friday, May 06, 2011
In keeping with its aggressive march in global forwarding, Crane Worldwide Logistics has reached another milestone, reports Kewill, a major software provider.
Thursday, May 05, 2011
As we noted in a recent news story, Americans are significantly more concerned about nearly all aspects of their supply chain security compared to six months ago. This includes the threat posed by WikiLeaks.
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
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
For U.S. exporters, reductions in oceanborne cargo service frequency due to slow steaming are problematic
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Monday, April 25, 2011
Following a 15 percent decline in United States-bound waterborne shipments from January to February, data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, showed that shipments were up 4 percent from February to March.