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MARAD grants will allow barges to handle more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
MARINE HIGHWAYS: They provide new modal choices to cargo shippers.

Maritime Administration awards $4.8 million in grants

United States Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced last week $4,872,000 in grants to six Marine Highway projects. The funding, provided by the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Marine Highway program, will help enhance existing marine highways serving ports in Louisiana, Virginia, New York, and Connecticut, and support the development of new container-on-barge services in Kentucky and Rhode Island. The Marine … Read More

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US and China taking steps to manage trade war impact

Both governments moved to shield their economies and take retaliatory action

Following the recent imposition of tariffs, both the United States and China moved to shield their economies while taking retaliatory… Read More

Renewed US sanctions creates opportunities for China

Enhanced manufacturing, trade, and logistics presences are likely

President Donald Trump re-imposed sanctions on Iran last week, a consequence of his pulling the United States out of the… Read More

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States promote shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
INTERNATIONAL AUTOMAKERS: Alabama has seen a continued influx of manufacturing investment from that sector.
GT Staff 12:02 AM  8/10/2018

Best states for manufacturing

What makes a great state for manufacturing? It takes a combination of factors, like an existing industrial base, the availability of talent, investment incentives, and favorable tax and regulatory environments. Here are Global Trade’s choices for the states that have the best combinations of all of these. Alabama. The state has seen a continued influx of manufacturing investment—much of it from the international auto industry—and it’s not hard to understand why. Alabama ranks fifth in the nation in auto production, with … Read More

Trade finance facilitate shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
BLOCKCHAIN: The technology may allow banks to approach financing and risk management more flexibly.
Peter Buxbaum 12:16 AM  8/3/2018

Banking: Seven questions to ask a prospective banker about their global capabilities

The global trade landscape is riskier now than it was a few years ago. Gone are the days before the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009 when liquidity flooded the market and everyone thought we were headed to a low-risk, seamless global framework. Subsequent developments—from the Brexit vote to the inauguration of Donald Trump—have increased risks for international traders, including US exporters and the financial institutions that serve them. Enhanced regulatory scrutiny has also increased the cost of capital, making trade … Read More

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MARAD grants will allow barges to handle more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
MARINE HIGHWAYS: They provide new modal choices to cargo shippers.

United States Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced last week $4,872,000 in grants to six Marine Highway projects. The funding, provided by the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Marine Highway program, will help enhance existing marine highways serving ports in Louisiana, Virginia, New York, and Connecticut, and support the development of new container-on-barge services in Kentucky and Rhode Island. The Marine … Read More

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States promote shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
INTERNATIONAL AUTOMAKERS: Alabama has seen a continued influx of manufacturing investment from that sector.

Best states for manufacturing

GT Staff 12:02 AM  8/10/2018

What makes a great state for manufacturing? It takes a combination of factors, like an existing industrial base, the availability of talent, investment incentives, and favorable tax and regulatory environments. Here are Global Trade’s choices for the states that have the best combinations of all of these. Alabama. The state has seen a continued influx of manufacturing investment—much of it from … Read More

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This year’s report is titled “Steep Grade Ahead”; here is a preview of the key highlights from the 29th State of Logistics Report®
The State of Logistics Report® is widely used by supply chain management and logistic professionals and organizations as the premier benchmark for U.S. logistics activity.

New State of Logistics Report by CSCMP

GT Staff 6:28 AM  8/14/2018

CSCMP’s 29th Annual State of Logistics Report® is authored by A.T. Kearney and presented by Penske Logistics.  The report presents an overview of the economy during the past year, the logistic industry’s key trends and the total U.S. logistic costs for 2017. CSCMP’s Annual “State of Logistics Report®” has tracked and measured all costs associated with moving freight through the … Read More

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MBA programs offer concentrations in managing shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
MBA GRADUATES: Those in logistics management are well-positioned to secure supply-chain jobs.
GT Staff 12:29 AM  6/11/2018

Logistics and Supply Chain MBA Programs

A growing number of universities in the United States are offering Masters in Business Administration programs—many of them online—with concentrations in logistics management and other related fields—such as supply-chain management, process reengineering, information technology, strategic planning, and shipping. And for good reason: market demand for supply chain and logistics professionals is growing and so are salaries in the field. Logistics in the U.S. is a $1.3 trillion industry and growing. MBAs in logistics management are well-positioned to secure jobs as … Read More

Academic programs enhance skills in the management of shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
WRITING ON THE WALL: It’s proven that advanced degrees enrich logistics professionals in multiple ways.
Peter Buxbaum 12:31 AM  3/26/2018

SUCCESS SECRETS

Market demand for supply chain and logistics professionals is growing and so are salaries in the field. Studies show that businesses are filling 270,000 logistics jobs a year and that employment in the field will have increased 22 percent between 2012 and 2022. If you’ve got an undergraduate degree, earning a master’s may be the best bet to a higher salary. The Institute for Supply Management says a supply chain professional with a master’s degree earns 25 percent more than one … Read More

Education programs for executives in companies with shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
THE FIRST COHORT OF STUDENTS SURROUNDS SIR JAMES DYSON (Image: Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology)
Todd Mathews 12:04 AM  9/28/2017

USD OFFERS M.B.A. WITH OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SPECIALIZATION

The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business now offers an online Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with Operations and Supply Chain Management specialization. Enrollees “benefit from in-depth study of supply chain management, lean management, quality control and other topics relevant in today’s rapidly evolving global market,” according to Beacom School of Business officials. In addition to the core M.B.A. courses that prepare students for leadership in any business role, those on the Operations and Supply Chain Management tract can … Read More

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