CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Global
November 22, 2019

Cargo thieves target containers rushed into U.S. ahead of threatened tariffs

Glut of containerized freight is often stored under lax security, unsecured parking, Sensitech says.

International trade community struggles to deal with tariff revisions

Keeping up with quickly fluctuating tariffs and trade policies requires good communication and the ability to act on short notice, according to speakers at the 2019 Northeast Cargo Symposium.

U.S.-China trade expert: Don't expect resolution of trade dispute any time soon

Each country's policymakers think they can take minor steps now and then wait the other one out, Albright Stonebridge Group's Amy P. Celico tells New England trade group.

CPO Survey: Economic, political risks top agenda

Chief procurement officers say they will cut costs to fight slowing economy and trade threats, Deloitte study shows.

82% of small businesses say global trade drives economic growth

Participating in international trade helps improve the economy and create American jobs, FedEx survey of U.S. small-businesses shows.

Maritime sulfur cap could crimp container port volumes

IMO 2020 emissions cap to have unknown impact on container lines, international shippers, Drewry says.

Kuehne + Nagel pledges less-than-container-load shipments to be carbon-neutral by 2020

Move comes alongside renewable energy and reforestation programs from logistics giants IKEA, Amazon.

Supply chain lessons from a small business: going beyond the product

A trip to visit a small retailer in Mexico revealed insights about customer experience that supply chain professionals at companies of all sizes should take to heart.

Industry leaders fed up with tit-for-tat trade war

Trade groups welcome October trade talks, stand firm on pleas to roll back tariffs.

Online grocery sector cooks up fast growth as Amazon and Walmart fight for top rank

Grocers investing in rapid digital transformation while trying to curb costs of delivery services, Edge by Ascential says.

Tropical Storm Dorian nears hurricane strength off Puerto Rico

Track could include Florida by Monday as Coast Guard closes Port San Juan in preparation.

Smart containers see rising prominence in cargo tracking, Drewry says

Growing adoption could include 6.5 percent of global containers by 2023.

Retailers ease off on import rush as administration delays tariff threat

NRF, Hackett report shows May container imports were up 6 percent from April but rose just 1.4 percent year-over-year.

Economic uncertainty roils maritime container shipping, report says

Drewry downgrades growth forecast for 2019 global port throughput from 3.9 percent to 3.0 percent.

DHL report: global trade on track for mild decline over next three months

Logistics index finds U.S.-Chinese tensions trigger "slightly negative" outlook for global trade in the third quarter.

Survey: political uncertainty is dampening expansion plans by U.S. companies

82 percent would like to expand, but 55 percent worry their supply chains are at risk from shifting policies, Vuealta reports.

Imports soar at nation's ports amid peak shipping prep, trade wars

Port of Los Angeles and Port of Virginia both report record monthly volumes for May.

Allianz: Number of large ships lost in 2018 was lowest in a century

Just 46 ships sank or burned, but the number of smaller incidents is on the rise, insurance report finds.

Logistics providers wary of 2019 hurricane season

Companies apply lessons learned from painful storms in past years.

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Glut of containerized freight is often stored under lax security, unsecured parking, Sensitech says.

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International trade community struggles to deal with tariff revisions
Keeping up with quickly fluctuating tariffs and trade policies requires good communication and the ability to act on short notice, according to speakers at the 2019 Northeast Cargo Symposium.

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U.S.-China trade expert: Don't expect resolution of trade dispute any time soon
Each country's policymakers think they can take minor steps now and then wait the other one out, Albright Stonebridge Group's Amy P. Celico tells New England trade group.

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