Trade

By Patrick Burnson · April 9, 2012
Supply Chain managers may expect to see a dramatic acceleration of globalization efforts that will likely increase the number of procurement jobs performed offshore by more than 50 percent by 2013
By Patrick Burnson · April 7, 2012
Mexican President Felipe Calderón visits Cuba this week, signaling greater hemispheric cooperation with the “closed loop” economy of the tiny island nation
By Jeff Berman · April 3, 2012
Livingston International says this deal greatly expands its trade expertise and service offerings within the United States and Canada, and extends this crucial and growing part of Livingston’s business to Mexico, Europe and Asia.
By Patrick Burnson · March 29, 2012
Offshoring is still with us for the time being, but it’s end is near. Then what?
By Patrick Burnson · March 27, 2012
Corporations in the U.S. and Europe will move an additional 750,000 jobs in IT, finance, and other business services to India and other low-cost geographies by 2016, according to new research from The Hackett Group, Inc.
By Patrick Burnson · March 26, 2012
Global Logistics Development Partners announced that it is establishing an office presence in the UK that will focus on business in the UK, Ireland, Continental Europe and the Middle East.
By Patrick Burnson · March 24, 2012
While China is the largest provider of imports to the U.S., it is also becoming a major destination for U.S. exports, noted a well-known economist
By Jeff Berman · March 21, 2012
Data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, found that both United States-bound waterborne shipments and the number of manufacturers shipping to the U.S. from January to February declined, following gains from December to January.
By Patrick Burnson · March 20, 2012
The Port of Oakland welcomes the largest containership ever to call any seaport in North America today
By Patrick Burnson · March 19, 2012
The International Air Transport Association is urging U.S. policy makers to improve aviation competitiveness by easing the tax and regulatory burdens on the airline industry.
By Patrick Burnson · March 19, 2012
More evidence that shippers may be “near shoring” in the future surfaced at a maritime conference in Southern California earlier this month.
By Patrick Burnson · March 16, 2012
Supply chain managers should have learned some valuable lessons from last year’s Fukushima earthquake and tsunami in Japan, said industry analysts
By Patrick Burnson · March 13, 2012
“Regional cooperation” was gaining traction as a marketing tool for U.S. seaports seeking to aggregate vessel calls in the past. But a recent development suggests that it may have been just so much happy talk.
By Patrick Burnson · February 27, 2012
One day after the Academy Awards, a new kind of corporate movie makes its debut

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