Challenge: The client, a large Fortune 500 company, is a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of clean air and automotive products and systems The Company had been expanding their manufacturing and engineering footprint as they grew operations worldwide.
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 Korea Offshore and Shipbuilding Association has released numbers confirming the expectations of many analysts: the number of actively operating shipyards around the world has fallen by more than 40 percent from what it was seven years ago.
Many observers are questioning whether Africa's economic advances are running out of steam. Five years ago, growth was accelerating in almost all of the region's 30 largest economies, but the recent picture has been more mixed: while growth has sped up in about half of Africa's economies, it has...
Global marine underwriting premiums last year amounted to $29.9bn, a 10.5 percent reduction on the 2014 figure, according to annual statistical report from IUMI, the International Union of Marine Insurance.
Having weathered numerous downturns in the past, major container lines might have thought they were immune from the laws of supply and demand. Now they know better.
The total value of the Indonesia-U.S. bilateral economic relationship exceeds $90bn per year, and a best-case scenario projects that it could grow to $131.7bn by 2019.
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 fervor is reaching heights we haven't seen since the Smoot–Hawley Tariff was passed in 1930.
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.
Despite many adversities for the maritime sector over the last year, seaborne perishable reefer trade increased in 2015 -- and is forecast to grow further still in 2016. By 2020, seaborne reefer cargo will reach a staggering 120 million tonnes, increasing by an average of 2.5 percent per annum,...
While the idea of B2B e-commerce has been around for some time, it is becoming increasingly important for companies to enable their digital selling channels. In fact, companies that are failing to invest in digital channels are quickly finding themselves uncompetitive in today business climate....
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.
Trek Bikes, a bicycle and cycling product manufacturer and distributor, has selected Amber Road's cloud-based Trade Automation solution to lower landed costs and manage global trade.
The boom in e-commerce is a global phenomenon, but each country has its own unique requirements for ensuring the smooth flow of shipments to the buyer.