Pacific Rim Shipping Report: A zero-emission future

The U.S. West Coast was rife with controversy in 2017, particularly over the threats posed by environmental advocates and community activists targeting the nation’s largest ocean cargo gateway with legal challenges to its massive transportation network. Amid the rancor, however, cooler heads prevailed as the governing boards of the ports of Los Angeles and Long […]

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Newsroom Notes: Amazon’s Seller Flex will change the way it does business with FedEx, UPS

Seller Flex, a new delivery service offering from Amazon, received a lot of attention when reports were published in October proclaiming that it could prove to be a major competitive advantage for the e-commerce bellwether in terms of how it negotiates rates with FedEx and UPS. That’s the thesis developed by James Thomson, a former […]

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2018 Outlook: Rates up, capacity tight—time to get smarter

The 2018 edition marks the 8th year that executive editor Patrick Burnson has been our master of ceremonies for both of these offerings. Yet again, Burnson has neatly summarized our panel’s forecasts and will moderate a more detailed discussion with these keen minds in our “2018 Rate Outlook” Webcast on Thursday, Jan. 25, in what is—by […]

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Canada files broad WTO complaint against U.S. AD/CV duty process

   Canada filed a broad complaint on Dec. 20, 2017, requesting World Trade Organization (WTO) consultations regarding the legality of the United States’ antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CV) regime, the WTO announced Wednesday.    The U.S. is not implementing adverse WTO recommendations and rulings concerning its AD/CV duty regime in compliance with its WTO obligations, […]

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Global Trading Resources joins Janel Group

Related Articles CH Powell snatches up Irwin Brown CH Powell Company, a logistics provider headquartered in Massachusetts, has acquired The Irwin Brown Company, a New Orleans-based licensed customs brokerage and international freight forwarding firm. Commentary: Turning the key on FTZs Because implementing a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) is an investment that […]

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State of Transportation Management Systems (TMS): Interest continues to rise

A critical link in the supply chain, transportation is costly, time-consuming, and sometimes difficult to manage—and it’s going to get even more complex as capacity tightens and rates continue to rise over the course of 2018. Approached haphazardly, transportation management can quickly eat up human resources, consume a good portion of logistics spend, and can […]

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Building the NextGen Supply Chain: Keeping pace with the digital economy

In today’s dynamic business environment, our old ways of managing logistics and supply chains are giving way to new strategies, practices and processes—all of which are designed to meet the requirements of our new digital economy. It’s an era where the Amazon effect is making “same day” almost seem too late, pushing customers to expect […]

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Commerce sets duties on groundwood paper from Canada

   The Commerce Department has set preliminary countervailing duties on imports of uncoated groundwood paper from Canada, which is commonly used for printing newspapers.    U.S. Secretary Commerce Wilbur Ross said the department’s “preliminary decision allows U.S. producers to receive relief from the market-distorting effects of potential government subsidies while taking into account the need […]

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Commerce sets duties for South African, Ukrainian steel wire rod

   The Commerce Department has set antidumping duty rates on carbon and alloy steel wire rod imports from South Africa and the Ukraine.    In its South Africa investigation, Commerce assigned a dumping rate of 142.26 percent for Scaw South Africa (Pty) Ltd., or Scaw Metals Group, and Consolidated Wire Industries. Davsteel Division of Cape […]

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FedEx opens new cargo hub at Shanghai Pudong International Airport

LBR Staff Writer Published 09 January 2018 FedEx Express (FedEx) has opened a new international express and cargo center in Shanghai, expanding its operational strength for customers in Asia Pacific. The FedEx Shanghai International Express and Cargo Hub is situated at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. It offers better connectivity and convenience to the FedEx global network […]

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Port Tracker report is bullish about 2017 U.S. retail container import growth

A solid holiday season and decent economic momentum, among other factors served as drivers for another strong month of import growth, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates. The ports surveyed in the report include: Los Angeles/Long Beach, […]

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The Amazon Supply Chain: The Most Innovative in the World?

Is the Amazon supply chain the most innovative in the world?  A very strong argument can be made that they are despite some announcements that were pie in the sky – like the patent they won in January for floating warehouses that use drones for deliveries and replenishment. Or for that matter, Jeff Bezos’ drone […]

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Arizona airport targets Mexican e-commerce traffic with new cargo facility

Plans have been revealed for the development of a cargo facility housing a joint US-Mexican Customs post at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport as it targets e-commerce traffic between the two countries. Arizona governor Doug Ducey announced that SkyBridge Arizona planned to open the country’s first international air cargo hub to have a joint Mexican and US […]

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