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Thursday, May 05, 2016
Instances of cargo theft declined by about six percent in 2015, according to logistics security organization FreightWatch International. The report also noted, however, that a high risk for cargo theft remains due to the increased savviness of thieves.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 55.7 in April (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), which was up 1.2 percent compared to March, with economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector growing for the 75th consecutive month. The April PMI is 0.5 percent above the 12-month average of 56.2.
Posted on 05/04 at 02:06 PM
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Greater reliance on mechanized advances in seaport technology is being championed by California Senator Ricardo Lara and The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA), an independent, not-for-profit trade association.
Posted on 05/03 at 08:37 AM
Monday, May 02, 2016
Manufacturing activity in April remained on the right side of growth for the second straight month, following six months of contraction, according to the April edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
Friday, April 29, 2016
March shipments at 798,180 trailed February by 12 percent and were down 19 percent annually. For the entire first quarter, shipments were relatively flat annually, rising 0.27 percent to 2,587,988.
Posted on 04/29 at 11:39 AM
Cybersecurity threats to the US shipping industry continue to haunt supply chain managers this year, say analysts.
Posted on 04/29 at 07:50 AM
Supply Chain •
Thursday, April 28, 2016
A new study released recently from global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney promises to provide supply chain managers valuable advice on risk mitigaition
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Are your tier 1 and 2 suppliers truly adding value, or it is possible that you have Supply Chain Stockholm Syndrome?
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
U.S. industrial vacancy at 6.3 percent is at a 15-year low and is lower than the previous cycle’s low point of 7.4 percent in 2007
Along with exchange rates, costs of production, availability of raw materials and market demand, a change in climate can redirect trade flows, raise the price of trade goods and create openings for new products.
Posted on 04/26 at 08:01 AM
Global Trade •