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America’s Leading 3PLs

Datebook December 2016 – January 2017

January 9 – 11 NORTHWEST FOOD & BEVERAGE WORLD 2017 This event incorporates leading-edge educational sessions with the largest regional… Read More

MODI OPERANDI

INDIAN BANK NOTES Currency, of course, is the oxygen of any financial ecosystem. And there again India’s rapid development and… Read More

TRANSPORTING TRANSPLANTS

A story with some heart … and lungs … and kidneys. Lots of kidneys.

We’ve written lots of stories about how growth in a particular industry will many times fuel improvements in the methods… Read More

STREAMLINE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

ADVANCEMENTS IN GLOBAL TRADE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

When it comes to software designed to streamline supply chains, there’s old global trade management, and then there’s the new…. Read More

TRUMP’s OLD POST OFFICE pavillion

THE QUESTION OF WHERE TO STAY IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL HAS BEEN SETTLE

It’s been said that New York City is America’s business capital, but now that President-elect Trump is heading to the… Read More

DONALD RUMSFELD

ON HIS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, CHINA, PUTIN AND GLOBAL TRADE

Some people who have worked hard their entire life retreat to the golf course or get themselves a little beach… Read More

5th ANNUAL GLOBAL LOGISTICS PLANNING GUIDE

THE HOW-TO STORIES & ADVICE YOU CAN USE TO PLAN YOUR GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN

With the new year fast approaching and bringing with it the Trump era, global traders have much to consider while… Read More

WHen’S THE RIGHT TIME TO MANAGE YOUR OWN FACILITY?

Are you thinking about operating your own warehouse? If you’re new to exporting that’s probably not the best idea. But… Read More

FOUR THINGS TO THINK ABOUT WHEN HIRING A DRAYAGE CARRIER

When it comes to carriers, the drayage industry tends to run a little differently. The majority of drayage carriers are… Read More

THE RISING APPEAL OF CROSSBORDER INTERMODAL SHIPPING

In mid-September, Schneider National announced that it had obtained the green light for streamlined Customs clearance for select commodities moving… Read More

CONSIDERATIONS FOR SHIPPING BY AIR TO ASIA

It was the classic shipper’s nightmare of an overseas shipment gone wrong. Albert Saphir, president of logistics consulting and training… Read More

INTEGRATING SOLUTIONS WITH YOUR 3PL

Here’s one way to get your 3PL to provide a service you need: Ask. Third-party logistics providers will tell you… Read More

12 REASONS TO MASTER SUPPLY-CHAIN MANAGEMENT

THE CAREER YOU WANT—OR THE EMPLOYEES YOU WANT TO HAVE— MAY BE JUST A CLASSROOM AWAY

What are the reasons to continue your education in supply-chain management? If you’re the chief executive, what reasons might you… Read More

TOP 25 GLOBAL BANKS

THE BEST FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FOR U.S. EXPORTERS

It’s a great time to be an exporter. The recent American Express Grow Global Survey found that 80 percent of… Read More

SELF-POWERED EXPORTS

HOW TWO KENYA-BORN ENTREPRENEURS HAVE ELECTRIFIED THE WORLD BY PLUGGING INTO AMERICAN INCENTIVES

To understand what goes into making Combustion Associates Inc. the “poster child” for small companies that export in a big… Read More

HOW MILLIONS OF TINY INSECTS COLORED GLOBAL TRADE

BEAUTIFUL BUGS

When wealthy Dutch burghers sat down to sumptuous feasts, they took great pride in the sophisticated and lavish decorations that… Read More

APL LOGISTICS EXPANDS OMAN PRESENCE

APL Logistics Ltd. announced in August the setup of APL Logistics Oman, a new joint venture company with Arab Global… Read More

6 TIPS WHEN SETTLING IN FOREIGN CURRENCIES

BANK BALANCE

Rohit Arora, CEO of Biz2Credit in New York City, had to take currency fluctuations into account when striking a deal… Read More

SWITCHING OFF AUTOPILOT

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SETTING UP YOUR AIR CARGO SHIPMENTS

Air cargo is the obvious transportation option if you need to get something somewhere fast. If you have a shipment… Read More

BUILDING GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS WITH LOGISTICS PARTNERS

EASY AS 1… 2… 3PL

Albert Saphir, principal of ABS Consulting, was contacted not long ago to help with an international sourcing effort that could… Read More

Air cargo trade group expects more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

5th annual AMERICA’S top CITIES FOR GLOBAL TRADE

THE SMALL AND LARGE CITIES WHERE SMALL TO LARGE GLOBALLY FOCUSED COMPANIES CAN THRIVE

Over the years, we here at Global Trade have gone out of our way to remind small, or smaller, business… Read More

top cities for global trade

15 to watch

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO Population: 559,121 | Unemployment: 6.4 percent | Population Growth Since 2000: 448,607 to 559,121 City business officials… Read More

top cities for global trade

site selection assistance

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA Population: 827,097 | Unemployment: 4.5 percent | Project: Tryon Place, Stonewall Corridor It’s hard to keep up… Read More

Top cities for global trade

most innovative

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA Population: 132,609 | Unemployment: 4.9 percent | Top University: College of Charleston Little more than two years… Read More

Top cities for global trade

best infrastructure

AMARILLO, TEXAS Population: 198,645 | Unemployment: 2.8 percent | Key Infrastructure: BNSF Railway Complex Besides a busy freight train complex—BNSF… Read More

top cities for global trade

Global Vibe

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA Population: 88,512 | Unemployment: 4.1 percent | Fortune 500 Companies: 0 From 1960 to well into the… Read More

Top Cities for global trade

export assistance

BUFFALO, NEW YORK Population: 258,071 | Unemployment: 4.5 percent | Closest Port: Port of Buffalo Though Buffalo shipped a respectable… Read More

Top Cities for global trade

Employee friendly

ATLANTA, GEORGIA Population: 463,878 | Unemployment: 5.3 percent | Median Home Price: $200,900 Atlanta has reasserted itself as a destination… Read More

Top cities for global trade

emerging cities

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA Population: 212,461 | Unemployment: 6.0 percent | Population Growth Since 2010: 0.1 percent The former steel center of… Read More

Top cities for global trade

best workforce

ALBANY, NEW YORK Population: 98,469 | Unemployment: 3.9 percent | Leading Industries: Healthcare, Technology Albany’s Tech Valley has become something… Read More

Top Cities for global trade

BEST BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

AUSTIN, TEXAS Population: 931,830 | Unemployment: 2.9 percent | Sales Tax: 8.25 percent The energy and independent spirit that first… Read More

HOW SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORKS CAN OPTIMIZE GLOBAL FREIGHT

THE QUICKEST ROUTE TO SAVINGS

Optimizing freight in a domestic supply chain is a science that has been evolving for the past 20 years. Beyond… Read More

WHEN TO BOOK RAIL SERVICE, AND HOW TO DO IT

THE LONG HAUL

The American railroad industry has a storied history, given the important role railroads played in the industrial development of the… Read More

WHEN ASIA WAS THE WORLD ECONOMY

AND HOW THE PORTUGUESE CHALLENGED THE SYSTEM

Every schoolchild knows Columbus was looking for India when he stumbled upon the Americas. But the Portuguese actually reached India… Read More

NICHE PORTS ARE PUSHING FOR GROWTH

A RISE IN TIDE

A lot of nerves were frayed in February and March last year, as cargo piled up at West Coast ports… Read More

YUSEN LOGISTICS INVESTS IN GERMAN SITE

Yusen Logistics says it significantly strengthened its logistics presence in Duisburg, Germany, in June by acquiring a new warehouse and… Read More

how brexit may determine the presidential election

This election, same as all previous elections, is the “most important in history.” Maybe that’s true this time. The inheritance… Read More

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TRADE CREDIT INSURANCE

It’s all about PAYMENT PROTECTION

Many exporters get so excited about winning new business overseas that they forget about the potential risks. The hazards they… Read More

Datebook

Global Trade August-September Issue

September 13 – 15 FTR TRANSPORTATION CONFERENCE 2016 Billed as “The Premier Forecasting Event of the Year,” this conference features… Read More

THE BENEFITS OF EXTENDING TERMS WITH SUPPLIERS

KEEPING CASH ON HAND

A few years ago, Whirlpool Corp. made a push to get extended payment terms from its vendor base. Instead of… Read More

How Bandit Industries Recession-Proofed Its Mulching Machines

By Chipping Away At Global Markets They Were Able To Carve Out Big Profit

Everything about The Beast was big—from its more than 70,000-pound heft, to a 60 tooth cutter mill capable of grinding… Read More

AMERICA’S LEADING 3PLs

105 BEST THIRD-PARTY LOGISTICS PROVIDERS IN 10 NEEDS-BASED CATEGORIES

For the fourth year, we present you with 105 of America’s Leading 3PLs, a compilation of service providers in needs-based… Read More

Ice Cream Through the Ages, and Across Continents

As the World Churns

You know, there are a lot of similarities between beer and ice cream. One’s a delicious treat on a hot… Read More

Site Selection Planning Guide, Pt. 2

A STATE-BY-STATE DIRECTORY OF THE NATION’S BEST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES, FROM MONTANA TO WYOMING

As exporters, the readers of Global Trade are stewards of businesses that grow faster than those concerned only with the… Read More

Why China Didn’t Rule the Waves

Woods, Winds, Shipbuilding, and Shipping

Quick—what were the largest ships in the pre-industrial world? Not the Spanish galleons that brought New World silver across the… Read More

13 Logistics Industry Thought Leaders

Executives From Some of America’s Top 3PLs That Are Moving the Industry Forward

What does it mean to be a thought leader? The term has become common corporate-speak for just about anything involving… Read More

SITE SELECTION PLANNING GUIDE, pt. 1

A State-by-State Directory of the Nation’s Best Economic Development Opportunities

As exporters, the readers of Global Trade are stewards of businesses that grow faster than those concerned only with the… Read More

Top 25 Business Class Airlines

Travel in Style The Next Time You Go See Your Global Partners

The 1960s—considered the “golden age of air travel”—may be long gone, but the 25 carriers below are bringing glamour back… Read More

Pick your port 2016

Picking a port isn’t as simple as going to the closest option. Sure, some ports can do it all, but… Read More

Global logistics technologies aim to create better supply chain management

Will new tech really make the difference?

Industry events may seem to have become a form of collective memento mori for logistics professionals these days, as logistics… Read More

New NAFTA would govern North American shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

NAFTA: Multinationals Should Choose Just-in-Case Over Wait-and-See

Only 18 Percent of Big Businesses Have Developed Contingency Plans

The threat of a US NAFTA withdrawal has significantly dissipated in recent weeks, giving way to optimism and a sense… Read More






















Air cargo trade group expects more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.






























Expansions will allow port to handle more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Software helps manage shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Merger will allow ocean carriers to handle more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

New inland facility will allow port to handle more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Trump has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Software enables shipper to process more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Software allows shippers to process more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Modern distribution facilities handle shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Integration will allow carrier to handle more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Ports handle shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

New technologies are impacting the logistics of shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

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