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Global Logistics

By Jeff Berman · November 14, 2017
October shipments rose 3.2% annually to 1,016,892, which was ahead of September’s 976,605, while the annual spread in October was down compared to September’s 4.9%. Panjiva said this represents the eighth consecutive month of growth and 15 of the last 16 months.
By Patrick Burnson · November 13, 2017
During the past four years, use of analytics to mitigate third-party supply chain fraud, waste, and abuse risk has jumped to 35 percent in 2017 from 25.2 percent in 2014, according to a Deloitte poll.
By Patrick Burnson · November 10, 2017
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) took an important step in its regulatory reform efforts this week when it voted to advance a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that simplifies and streamlines its Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) Service Arrangements (NSA) and Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRA) rules and procedures.
By Patrick Burnson · November 10, 2017
Port Commissioners have given initial approval to a landmark deal with CenterPoint Properties for a logistics center at the former decommissioned Army base.
By Patrick Burnson · November 9, 2017
XVELA, a cloud collaboration platform for ocean carriers and terminal operators, recently announced that Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. (“ONE”) has selected XVELA’s next-generation Collaborative Stowage solution to meet its stowage planning needs.
By Patrick Burnson · November 9, 2017
A group of leading ports from around the globe wrapped up a two-day meeting in Los Angeles this week as part of a maritime collaboration called chainPORT, a global initiative established in 2015 to digitally connect ports worldwide and boost efficiency within the global maritime supply chain.
By Patrick Burnson · November 6, 2017
While San Pedro Bay megaports were making headlines with their celebrated “Zero Emission Mandate,” the Port of Oakland has been implementing the second part of its freight-hauler operation to clear the air.
By Patrick Burnson · November 3, 2017
The governing boards of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach unanimously approved the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update yesterday, despite concerns voiced by logistics and supply chain specialists that the implementation may be unrealistic.
By Patrick Burnson · October 27, 2017
The annual “3PL Value Creation Chicago Summit” staged by the consultancy, Armstrong & Associates, Inc., provided practitioners with fresh insights on how the industry will be shaping up in 2018.
By Patrick Burnson · October 18, 2017
San Francisco-based BSR has announced that its Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) has released its Global Maritime Trade Lane Emissions Factors report. This contains data provided by more than 3,200 ships from 22 of the world’s leading ocean container carriers representing 87 percent of the global ocean container shipping industry by volume.
By Patrick Burnson · October 16, 2017
While transpacific oceanborne 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.
By Patrick Burnson · October 9, 2017
New statistics out today show that containerized import volume at the Port of Oakland increased 12.6 percent last month. The port reported that it handled the equivalent of 79,135 20-foot import containers. A search of records indicates that it was the largest September import volume in the port’s history.
By Patrick Burnson · October 2, 2017
The largest ocean cargo gateway for U.S. agricultural exports on the West Coast has announced a major upgrade, as Port of Oakland Commissioners last week approved an $11 million rail spur to Cool Port Oakland.
By Patrick Burnson · September 29, 2017
Currently, there are 276 authorized FTZ across the United States. These zones allow importers and exporters to reduce, eliminate or defer duty payments on manufactured or stored goods prior to releasing them into domestic commerce or exporting them out of the U.S.
By Patrick Burnson · September 21, 2017
Salesforce, the San Francisco-based leader in CRM, today announced that Maersk Line—a worldwide leader in transportation and logistics, with a fleet of more than 600 vessels that move in excess of 12 million shipping containers each year—is expanding its use of Salesforce

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