Maersk and IBM roll out blockchain-based joint venture with a global trade focus

With a focus on providing more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade through the usage of blockchain technology, ocean cargo giant A.P. Moller-Maersk and technology powerhouse IBM announced plans this week for a joint venture (JV). IBM and Maersk said that the objective of this JV is to provide a jointly developed global […]

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Air cargo continues to carry the day

While trans-Pacific ocean traffic was especially robust this past peak season, industry analysts were also impressed by the air cargo surge in the region. If this trend is to continue, however, the need for improved airport infrastructure is obvious. The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) notes that the solid expansion in international air cargo […]

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Logistics managers should brace for higher energy costs in 2018

Energy and logistics analysts are telling shippers to expect higher rates in every mode of transport. Derik Andreoli, Ph.D.c, senior analyst at Mercator International and the oil and fuel columnist at Logistics Management, observes that oil prices have been rising steadily since late June. “The fundamentals support a bullish outlook,” he says. “Global demand looks to […]

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eBook: Evolution of Supply Chain Solutions: The Future of Global Trade Management

By LM Staff · November 15, 2017 Over the last two decades, supply chains have advanced in countless ways –prompting supply chain solutions to evolve and adapt to the digital age. Today, the latest global trade management solutions streamline and automate everything from inventory management to regulatory compliance and free trade agreement qualification. Amber Road’s […]

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Descartes analyst shares insight on U.S. port infrastructure and supply chains

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor · November 13, 2017 Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in LM’s sister publication, Supply Chain Management Review.  Last week when SCMR reported that the expanded Panama Canal may lead to reconfigured supply chains, analysts speculated that the impact was also apparent in many other ports along the U.S. East […]

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Leveraging Digitization to attack new markets

Finding the proper mix of services while mitigating risk has never been more complicated for freight forwarders, say industry analysts. That means, of course, that global shippers must be even more vigilant than ever in vetting service providers when looking to expand their transportation networks across expanding borders. “Data automation allows supply chains to benefit […]

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DHL opens up a new $10 million international air shipment facility at O’Hare

Global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL said yesterday it has opened up a new $10 million international air shipment facility at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. DHL officials said that this 54,000 square-foot gateway will expand the company’s presence in Chicago, adding that the new state-of-the-art northeast cargo campus at O’Hare International is […]

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2017 Alliance Awards: Recognizing outstanding supply chain partnerships

The often-quoted phrase “no man is an island” is actually a major understatement when it comes to supply chain management. In fact, as the orchestrators of extremely complex, interconnected webs of manufacturers, distributors, retailers and transportation providers, modern-day supply chain and logistics professionals rely heavily on all the links of the chain to deliver products […]

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