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BOSS ROSS: The Secretary of Commerce recently announced 21 appointments to his Trade Finance Advisory Council. Credit: Official White House Photo

ROSS APPOINTS 21 MEMBERS TO TRADE FINANCE ADVISORY COUNCIL

On March 7, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the appointment of 21 members to the Trade Finance Advisory Council (TFAC), which is his principal advisory body on matters relating to access to trade finance for U.S. exporters. “The ready availability of trade finance is a crucial ingredient to the success of U.S. exporters across virtually every economic sector,” Ross … Read More

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Port of Seattle Aims to Heat Sea-Tac Airport Entirely with RNG

The Port of Seattle is pushing to make Seattle-Tacoma International Airport the nation’s first airport heated entirely by renewable natural… Read More

Zero Emissions Efforts Continue for the Golden State

The California Air Resources Board has officially adopted the Innovative Clean Transit regulation that requires  the implementation of a zero-emissions… Read More

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No stranger to the competition found in a male-dominated industry, Drake continues supporting women’s roles in the supply chain and logistics industries.
GT Staff 9:13 PM  2/25/2019

Women in Logistics: Ann Drake of DSC Logistics

As a current member of the Kellogg School Global Advisory Board at Northwestern University—and a previous 24-year tenure as the CEO for DSC Logistics—Ann Drake’s exemplary leadership and expertise helped create the leading position for DSC in the supply-chain sector. DCS is a forward-thinking Lead Logistics provider, 3PL provider, and supply chain consultant aimed at raising the bar higher while embracing change.  Among her impressive list of awards and recognitions, Drake was awarded the 2015 Schultz Award for efforts to advance women … Read More

360 10:20 PM  2/18/2019

Kenco’s Jane Kennedy Greene Defines Exemplary Leadership

When thinking of logistics leaders, some might not automatically think of the female representation and the impact on the logistics and supply chain sector as a whole. Global Trade  aims to recognize female leaders in the industry who continue making substantial impacts and change the way females in the industry are perceived. Jane Kennedy Greene is a great example. Kenco’s 60+-year story starts with humble beginnings as a stand-alone warehouse in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Fast forward to today, and Kenco serves as … Read More

Global Logistics

Accurately knowing your inventory, storage costs, and more data make it easier for your ecommerce store to understand its overall health.

Once you start using Smart Inventory Management (SIM) in your ecommerce, you’ll notice lots of benefits mostly surrounding inventory control and workflows. But it can improve some other aspects of your business as well, like marketing, margins, and accounting. It’s all about data, and this moves far beyond the limitations of preventing out-of-stocks by reordering goods faster. While there are software … Read More

Site Selection

ENERGETIC TEAM PLAYERS: More utility companies offer expertise and incentives to businesses moving or opening within their service areas.

POWER UP!

Taylor Girardi-Schachter 1:45 PM  11/14/2018

The site selection process can be complicated and costly—and many companies can use all the help they can get. Thankfully, local economic development corporations can offer incentives and assistance to new businesses entering their community. But in some places, such as Raleigh, North Carolina, and Bloomington, Indiana, the local utility companies are taking it a step forward by “energizing” the … Read More

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Tips on Avoiding Bottlenecks in your Supply Chain

Vigilant GTS 11:15 PM  2/22/2019

Infographic from Global Trade services company, Vigilant, identifies effects, solutions, and tips on avoiding challenges with bottlenecks in the supply chain. The company took a holistic evaluation of how each element, from employees to communication, make a difference.       … Read More

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Don't miss out on the event some refer to as the "best new packaging show in the south" and register- for FREE, today!
GT Staff 12:16 AM  3/1/2019

Last Call: Industrial Pack 2019

All industrial, transit, and protective packaging  professionals that aren’t already registered for North America’s only packaging solutions trade event have less than a month to do so! Don’t miss out on this year’s two-day event packed with expert knowledge on topics including compliance, new customer acquisitions, hazardous material handling, industry trends, and more. Industrial Pack’s  unique event will kick-off at 10 a.m. March 27 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. Don’t forget: The event is free! This year’s list of impressive speakers include topic experts Kyle … Read More

Haylle Sok 7:15 PM  2/14/2019

Industrial Pack 2019

Calling all industrial, transit and protective packaging  professionals for North America’s only trade event solely dedicated to networking and showcasing packaging solutions: Industrial Pack 2019. This year’s two-day event will kick-off at 10 a.m. March 27 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. The best part? The event is free! This year’s speaker lineup consists of the industry’s top leaders such as Kyle Stavig, Janice Loppe, Chris Lind, Paul Griffin, and Aaron Montgomery – to name a few. The extensive speaker lineup will … Read More

PULLING HIS FREIGHT: Keeping those tracks safe is the point of the Rail Cyber Security Summit.
GT Staff 9:32 PM  1/7/2019

RAIL CYBER SECURITY SUMMIT

Global experts prepare to gather Feb. 19-20 in The Netherlands to discuss the threat of cyber security to rail and tips on managing and mitigating risks through two days of presentations and case study evaluations. This year’s Rail Cyber Summit will provide an array of opportunities to gain a competitive advantage in the rail industry along with education and networking options. The fourth annual summit, which is being held this year at the Crowne-Plaza hotel in Amsterdam, features open discussions on … Read More

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