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Hanjin Collapse Spotlights Concerns About Shipping Temperature-Sensitive Perishables

Recent events, such as the Hanjin collapse, have shone a spotlight on the deeply interconnected nature of today's container shipping networks and demonstrated how little visibility many shippers have into the whereabouts and status of their cargo as it moves through a complex web of service... »


Going Global - Are You Ready?

Going Global – Are You Ready?

It's the best of times to take your business global. It's the worst of times to take your business global. With apologies to Charles Dickens, we are living in roilingly uncertain times when it comes to global trade, driving both risks and opportunities as high as they've ever been. Further, the... »


The Coming Revolution in Robotics and A.I.

The Coming Revolution in Robotics and A.I.

There's not an aspect of modern life that won't be affected by advances in robotics and artificial intelligence in the coming years. But the impact will be especially felt in transportation and distribution. »


Retail Group Wants U.S. Government to Help Solve Problems in Wake of Hanjin Bankruptcy

The recent bankruptcy of South Korean ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping is causing "widespread disruptions" to supply chains across the country, according to the National Retail Federation, which wants the U.S. government to step in. »


Judge Orders Hanjin to Sell Ships, Return Chartered Vessels

Judge Orders Hanjin to Sell Ships, Return Chartered Vessels

Hanjin Shipping has to return chartered-in ships to owners and to sell as much of its own fleet as it can, a South Korean bankruptcy judge said Monday. »


Federal Overtime Pay Law Will Hurt Millions, Retail Trade Group Says in Lawsuit

The National Retail Federation has filed suit in U.S. District Court on behalf of the millions of employers and employees it says will be drastically affected if the Labor Department's changes to the federal overtime rules go into effect on Dec. 1. »


Conflict Minerals Supply Chain Compliance and Transparency – Responsibility and Efficiency

Establishing reliable and transparent supply chain, developing a responsible sourcing initiative and a sustainable business model of the future, managing Conflict Minerals compliance. »


Do Presidents Have Any Control Over the Economy?

Do Presidents Have Any Control Over the Economy?

The platforms of both major political parties are based on the belief that the actions of presidents have a direct impact on the U.S. and global economy. But is that really so? »


Anti-Trade Fever Likely to Carry the Day, Regardless of Who Wins White House Race

Anti-Trade Fever Likely to Carry the Day, Regardless of Who Wins White House Race

Anti-trade fervor is reaching heights we haven't seen since the Smoot–Hawley Tariff was passed in 1930. »


China's Version of 'Supply-Side Reform' Not at All What Reagan Had in Mind

China's Version of 'Supply-Side Reform' Not at All What Reagan Had in Mind

To understand policymaking in China, pay attention to the buzz phrases. The country's favorite economic slogan, "supply-side structural reform," just got its most international exposure so far, at the Group of 20 summit in Hangzhou. »


Amazon Combats Thieves, 'Barely Legal' Resellers Using Its Site

In trying to be the world's largest e-tailer by offering almost anything, Amazon has attracted a dedicated group of thieves and resellers trying to slip through the holes in Amazon's bureaucracy. »


Samsung Smartphone Fires Latest in Long Line of Lithium-Ion Battery Problems

Samsung Smartphone Fires Latest in Long Line of Lithium-Ion Battery Problems

The Federal Aviation Administration, citing fire hazards, has warned against using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on aircraft. Three Australian airlines and the German carrier Lufthansa have outright banned their use onboard. But the threat of airliner fires is not limited to Samsung devices,... »


Study Zeroes in on Ways to Improve Health, Safety of Container Port Workers

Study Zeroes in on Ways to Improve Health, Safety of Container Port Workers

An independent study published on Friday suggests ways to significantly improve the health, safety and welfare of workers in the global container port industry. »


California Climate Law Expected to Become More Aggressive, Costly to Business

California, which now has the most aggressive carbon reduction targets in North America, will impose stricter limits on emissions from factories, power plants and vehicles under legislation signed last week by Gov. Jerry Brown. »


Are You Adequately Vetting Your Suppliers?

A lean, agile supply chain network is important in the hyper-competitive global marketplace, but this increased reliance on contractors and their subcontractors brings all kinds of increased risk and with it a heightened responsibility to closely vet and monitor supplier performance and behavior. »


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