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By LM Staff · October 18, 2019
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By Jeff Berman · October 11, 2019
DHL Global Forwarding, an air and ocean subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL Group, said it has expanded its El Paso, Texas-based facility, with the addition of air freight, ocean freight, Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ), and cross-border services.
By Patrick Burnson · October 10, 2019
“The ill-advised U.S.-China trade war continues to wreak havoc on American exporters and manufacturers,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka.
By Jeff Berman · October 9, 2019
In advance of another round of tariffs set to take effect in December, the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report, which was issued today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates, expects import volumes at major United States-based retail container ports to hit its highest mark for 2019.
By Jeff Berman · October 2, 2019
Chicago-based FourKites, a provider of real-time tracking and visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital platforms, said this week it has formed a strategic partnership with Hamburg-based ocean freight intelligence provider Ocean Insights that they said will provider shippers and carriers with enhanced tracking capabilities, from global seaports to final destinations.
By Patrick Burnson · September 30, 2019
Beth Pride, president of BPE Global, an international trade and logistics company notes that failing to observe new laws and sanctions can have severe consequences for importers, too.
By Patrick Burnson · September 18, 2019
As this year’s CSCMP EDGE conference came to close, The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) announced the 2019 winners Humanitarian Logistics Awards.
By Jeff Berman · September 13, 2019
August shipments, at 1,095,208, eked out a 0.1% annual gain, and on a year-to-date basis, shipments through August, at 8,212,273, are up 1.5% compared to the same period a year ago.
By Patrick Burnson · September 6, 2019
With trade policy currently a hot political topic, the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones program plays an even more important role in promoting trade, investment, and job creation. Indeed, industry leaders say it’s a “show stealer” this year.
By Michael Levans · September 4, 2019
For me, September is the time to make a fresh start. It’s the beginning of new school year for the kids; a new college and professional football season ramps up; and, of course, conference season for nearly all professions is about to get into full swing.
By Jeff Berman · August 30, 2019
In a move geared towards bolstering its air freight forwarding and customs brokerage capabilities in Colombia and the broader Latin American region, global transportation and logistics bellwether FedEx said this week it has agreed to acquire international freight forwarder Cargex S.A.
By Patrick Burnson · August 28, 2019
A new generation of transport providers may be making some forms of temperature control system irrelevant, says the upstart drone company, Flytrex.
By Jeff Berman · August 27, 2019
When it comes to the seemingly never-ending state of the United States-China “trade war,” which has seen each nation, in a sense, attempt to out do each other, in the form of a game of levying and retaliating to tariffs, it is becoming more apparent that these actions are increasingly more and more likely to impact both consumers and retail supply chains.
By Jeff Berman · August 19, 2019
July shipments, at 1,120,131, posted a 1.5% annual gain, and on a year-to-date basis, shipments through July–at 7,112,696 ––are up 0.1% compared to the same period in 2018.
By Patrick Burnson · August 12, 2019
Are rumors of yet more consolidation in the Freight Forwarding sector finally dying down? Not by a longshot, says Nick Bailey, head of research for the London-based consultancy Transport Intelligence.

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