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Consolidation savings are best achieved with early and accurate visibility into what is ready to ship in your network.

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 truckload moves or your grandfather’s streamlined milk run the world of global freight has produced radically different methods of optimization. What follows are five “get rights” a company should consider when evaluating how to cut… Read More

COAL RUNNINGS
CSX’s Dean Piacente says the rail company’s average export move is around 800 miles, that its sweet spot is 550 miles or greater, but distances of 200 or 300 miles can pay off in the right circumstances.

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 country. Exporters who ship their products to ports by rail have the opportunity to participate in that romance. Of course, that’s no reason to rely on the rails to deliver your containers to port. But… Read More

TRADE WARS
The Portuguese, owners of this cannon at a Gujarat, India, fort, dramatically changed the commercial system centered on the Indian Ocean when they arrived in the 1490s.

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 by sea in the 1490s. And while they did not overwhelm the societies they encountered as the Spanish did in the New World, they did help to undermine a vast commercial system centered on the… Read More

REVVING THE GAS
Port of Vancouver struck a deal for the establishment of a $210 million energy terminal capable of handling up to four trains with 100 to 120 cars carrying oil every day. (Photo: Port of Vancouver.)

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 owing to the standoff between labor and terminal operators that nearly paralyzed loading and unloading activities. While electronics and garments produced in Asia were stuck on vessels moored in sight of the ports, California oranges… 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 expanding its storage capacity by nearly 94,000 square feet. The total storage capacity of the multi-warehouse site is now more than 667,000 square feet. The expanded Duisburg storage complex is located in the largest inland… 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 likely awaiting either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton isn’t exactly a treasure trove of positivity: escalating war games with China and Russia, the divisive Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) in a holding pattern, all manner of… Read More

SAVE YOUR BUSINESS
Latin America is expecting an uptick of 17 percent in business bankruptcies, which means it’s vital to insure your exports.

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 overlook may include business perils like not getting paid by distant scammers and political risks such as the installation of a new government that seizes shipments or won’t let money out the country easily. “They… Read More

MIX IT UP
The 4th annual Pharma & BioSciences Conference in Dubai gives attendees an opportunity to liaise with top industry experts.

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 two full days of content broken out into four channels: State of Freight; Shippers, Brokers & Carriers; Truck & Trailer Equipment; and Rail Equipment. “This year we will continue to bring together many of the… Read More

SUPPLYING TERMS
For manufacturers looking for 90-day terms for paying suppliers, programs such as the one offered by PrimeRevenue can be a win for every entity involved.

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 the prevailing 60-day terms, the Michigan-based appliance maker wanted to pay its suppliers in 90 days. The benefits of such an arrangement to Whirlpool are obvious, as is the pain it could cause to many… Read More

BUSINESS BANDITS
Company President Jerry Morey and International Sales Manager Felipe Tamayo led Bandit Industries through a global expansion that helped it win the Presidential “E” Award for Exports.

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 800 yards of stumps and whole trees into mulch in an hour, to its half a million dollar price tag—so when it went down, it went down fast. Into the ocean, that is. International Sales… Read More

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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 categories that we hope will guide you to those that can get you what you need—whether that’s cutting edge technology or a reliable partner in moving fruit. Whatever the task or specialty, what these companies… Read More

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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 day that can nevertheless prove harmful if consumed too greatly or too quickly, and therefore should be monitored around children; the other is ice cream. There is another similarity: Both are ancient products experiencing increasing… Read More

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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 domestic market. That growth, and the need to strategically position in areas nearer to the ports and airports that can access the global marketplace, means that exporters are going to have a greater, more frequent… Read More

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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 Atlantic; and not the British men o’ war that finally drove those galleons from the sea. Both were outclassed by the “treasure ships” made for the Chinese navy. First put afloat centuries before those European… Read More

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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 advice on how to do business, but we set out to look for the executives who have ushered in new eras, quickly and creatively adapted to changing landscapes, and reinvigorated age-old challenges with innovative thinking… Read More

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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 domestic market. That growth, and the need to strategically position in areas nearer to the ports and airports that can access the global marketplace, means that exporters are going to have a greater, more frequent… Read More

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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 to the international skies. Whether you’re flying to Sydney, Seoul or somewhere in between, the following airlines offer business travelers five-star service: AIR CANADA International business class travelers can enjoy cuisine by renowned Canadian chef… Read More

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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 many specialize in certain types of cargo and don’t offer service for other types. Perhaps you’ve negotiated great rail rates and can benefit from the on-dock rail option at a port that wouldn’t otherwise be… Read More

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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 conferences often contain at least one industry guru or IT wizard presenting the audience with a prediction that they will be swept aside by “disruptors”—those new technology outfits like Amazon or Uber that will surely… Read More

Railroads carry shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Genesee & Wyoming to Acquire Providence and Worcester Railroad

$126 Million Deal Pairs Contiguous Systems

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. has announced today that it will acquire Providence and Worcester Railroad Company for $126 million. The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2016. Headquartered in Worcester, Massachusetts, and operating in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York, P&W is contiguous with G&W’s New England Central Railroad (NECR)… Read More


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