PLUS+ Login


To log into your PLUS+ Account, complete and submit the information below.

Not a PLUS+ subscriber already? Become one now.


For assistance with your PLUS+ subscription, contact customer service.

Premium access to exclusive online content,
companion digital editions, magazine issues and
email newsletters. Subscribe Now.



Become a PLUS+ subscriber and you'll get access to all Supply Chain Management Review premium content including:

  • Full Web Access. All feature articles, bonus reports and industry research through scmr.com.

  • 7 Magazine Issues per year of Supply Chain Management Review magazine.

  • Companion Digital Editions. Searchable replicas of each magazine issue. Read them in any web browser. Delivered by email faster than printed issues.

  • Digital Editions Archives. Every article, every chart and every table as it appeared in the magazine for all archive issues back to 2009.

  • Bonus email newsletters. Add convenient weekly and monthly email newsletters to your subscription to keep your finger on the pulse of the industry.

PLUS+ subscriptions start as low as $99/year*. Begin yours now.
That's less than $0.36 per day for access to information that you can use year-round to better manage your entire global supply chain.

For assistance with your PLUS+ subscription, contact customer service.

* Prices higher for subscriptions outside the USA.

You have been logged out of PLUS+

For assistance with your PLUS+ subscription, contact customer service

Need to access our premium PLUS+ Content?
Upgrade your subscription now.

Our records show that you are currently receiving a free subscription to Supply Chain Management Review magazine, or your subscription has expired. To access our premium content, you need to upgrade your subscription to our PLUS+ status.

To upgrade your subscription account, please contact customer service at:

Email: [email protected] Phone: 1-800-598-6067 (1-508-663-1500 x294 outside USA)

Become a PLUS+ subscriber and you'll get access to all Supply Chain Management Review premium content including:

  • Full Web Access. All feature articles, bonus reports and industry research through scmr.com.

  • 7 Magazine Issues per year of Supply Chain Management Review magazine.

  • Companion Digital Editions. Searchable replicas of each magazine issue. Read them in any web browser. Delivered by email faster than printed issues.

  • Digital Editions Archives. Every article, every chart and every table as it appeared in the magazine for all archive issues back to 2010.

  • Bonus email newsletters. Add convenient weekly and monthly email newsletters to your subscription to keep your finger on the pulse of the industry.

PLUS+ subscriptions start as low as $129/year*. Start yours now.
That's less than $0.36 per day for access to information that you can use year-round to better manage your entire global supply chain.

This content is available for PLUS+ subscribers.


Already a PLUS+ subscriber?
To begin or upgrade your subscription, Become a PLUS+ subscriber now.

For assistance with your PLUS+ subscription, contact customer service.

Sorry, but your login to PLUS+ has failed.


Please recheck your login information and resubmit below.



For assistance with your PLUS+ subscription, contact customer service.

Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


Zepol Reports U.S. Vessel Imports are Down 3 Percent

In 2010 and 2011, August was actually the peak month of the year for TEU imports.

Zepol Corporation, a leading trade intelligence company, reports that U.S. import shipment volume for August, measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), is down from July by 3 percent and 0.3 percent from August of 2011. It’s unusual to see a drop in imports from July to August, since the trend for the past three years has been a spike in the month of August. In 2010 and 2011, August was actually the peak month of the year for TEU imports.

“The lower August numbers could be due to early holiday purchases in July, which saw abnormally high TEU numbers,” states Zepol’s CEO Paul Rassmussen, “but may also have to do with the potential for labor strikes at east coast ports from the International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance.”

Although, there are speculations that the strike will not affect import volume and that September will be a major month for U.S. imports. Zepol’s U.S. Customs data shows that TEU imports for the 12 days in September are 10 percent higher than the 12 days of September in 2011. Jon Monroe, a maritime consultant, told SCMR that even the threat of a strike has diverted port calls.

A Closer Look at U.S. Imports for August:

Exporting Countries- The majority of Asian countries saw a drop in shipments to the United States from July to August. China decreased in TEUs by a small 0.59 percent, but South Korea and Singapore each had a much steeper drop of over 10 percent. On the other hand, Germany and Italy, the two largest European exporting countries to the United States, both saw an increase in TEUs to the United States by 1.9 percent and 3.4 percent , respectively.

U.S. Ports- Seven of the top ten U.S. ports posted decreases in TEU imports for August. The Port of Los Angeles, the busiest U.S. port so far this year, decreased from July by 3.9 percent and the Port of Oakland had a similar story for August with a 7 percent decrease in TEU volume. The Port of Savannah, however, had a fairly significant increase in imports from July by 7.6 percent and was the United States’ fourth busiest port in August.

Carriers-Many VOCCs (vessel-operating common carriers) were down in TEU imports from July to August. Maersk Line had a dip of 5.6 percent and APL Group also decreased in imports by 3.6 percent. Three of the top ten VOCCs had an increase in shipments, including Mediterranean Shipping Company which rose 7 percent and Evergreen Line which was up 3 percent.


Subscribe to Supply Chain Management Review magazine

Subscribe today. Don't miss out!
Get in-depth coverage from industry experts with proven techniques for
cutting supply chain costs and case studies in supply chain best practices.
Start Your Subscription Today!

Recent Entries

The largest public companies in the U.S. chose to go even further into debt in 2015 instead of driving cash out of their businesses by improving how they collect from customers, pay suppliers, and manage inventory

The largest public companies in the U.S. chose to go even further into debt in 2015 instead of driving cash out of their businesses by improving how they collect from customers, pay suppliers, and manage inventory

In keeping with ocean cargo industry trend, ZIM Integrated Shipping Services is the latest to implement the INTTRA eVGM Service. SOLAS Regulations, SOLAS INTTRA compliance 2016, Ocean Cargo Regulations.

Curious about what a supply chain certification really means for your career? Here’s your answer.

As forecasted in Logistics Management recently, ocean cargo container carriers Hapag-Lloyd AG and United Arab Shipping Company S.A.G. (UASC) have agreed to merge.

Article Topics

News · Green · Trade · Labor · All topics

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2016 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA