EV MONEY

EV MONEY

Now, clearly, no one at Global Trade magazine would ever suggest that Paul MacCready was anything

Texports

Texports

As the Nation’s top-exporting state for the past 14 consecutive years, it’s impossible to

ANIMAL PLANET

ANIMAL PLANET

1) Somewhere between being herded in and out of the airport and rounded up on and off the

KNOW YOUR DIGITS

KNOW YOUR DIGITS

With every import or export comes at least one question: What is the correct Harmonized System )

COLD COMFORT

COLD COMFORT

Cold storage and temperature-controlled distribution have significantly advanced the food supply

IF DAYS COUNT, HOW ABOUT HOURS?

IF DAYS COUNT, HOW ABOUT HOURS?

New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport is situated in the largest and densest

THINK INSIDE THE BOXCAR

THINK INSIDE THE BOXCAR

The era of the big containership is taking United States East Coast ports by storm. It was in

PUTTING THE “T” IN TEAMWORK

PUTTING THE “T” IN TEAMWORK

Javier Lancha began his career in the port sector as the finance director with the APM Terminal

2017 SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS RECAP

2017 SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS RECAP

INNOVATION Innovation has gone from something reserved for start-ups to a must-have for supply

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Global Logistics Planning Guide: POLITICAL FUTBOL

Since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into effect in 1994, Mexico’s low

BEST GLOBAL BANKS

BEST GLOBAL BANKS

There’s no doubt that America exporters are feeling optimistic. In its second annual Grow

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Global Logistics Planning Guide: EMBRACE MILLENNIALS

Supply chain management is a lot like life in that the only thing constant in the industry is

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Global Logistics Planning Guide: SUPPLY CHAIN AND DEMAND

Andrew Legge has found a unique niche as founder and managing partner of Havelock Wool, a three

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Global Logistics Planning Guide: THE GREAT DEBATE

There’s an ongoing debate about utilizing APIs vs EDI for trading partner communications within

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Global Logistics Planning Guide: EFFICIENCY = PROFITABILITY

Due to significant leaps in technology in the past decade, the average retail customer in 2017

2018 GLOBAL LOGISTICS PLANNING GUIDE: Introduction

2018 GLOBAL LOGISTICS PLANNING GUIDE: Introduction

You may be asking yourself why we chose to link what’s going on these days in the far-flung,

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THE FORCE IS STILL STRONG

You likely heard about Force Friday. It happened Sept. 1 with all manner of merchandise inspired

WHAT’S MY LINE?

WHAT’S MY LINE?

Navigating the waters of international shipping can be quite complex. While working through a 3PL

SIZE MATTERS

SIZE MATTERS

For an example of the crucial role large ports play in the United States, go back only as far as

GIVING US THE BUSINESS

GIVING US THE BUSINESS

It’s time to book another business class flight and get to that important meeting you have made

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AMERICA’S BEST STATES FOR HIGH-TECH

With the high-tech industry at an all-time high for growth, more and more U.S. markets are

DISPATCHES

DISPATCHES

Going to a box to open a box to retrieve a box holding an Xbox? That’s what played out at one

DATEBOOK

DATEBOOK

Jan. 8-9: Precision Farming Dealer Summit Organized by Precision Farming Dealer, “the dealer

THE BUSINESS OF SHOW

THE BUSINESS OF SHOW

1) When it comes to glamorous businesses, the film industry is right up there with fashion and

DMS? YES!

DMS? YES!

Dana Incorporated, a supplier of technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of

ROAR FOR DOOR-TO-DOOR

ROAR FOR DOOR-TO-DOOR

When Hanjin Shipping, the world’s seventh-largest container line, collapsed in September of

RAIL SPIKES

RAIL SPIKES

In August, Kansas City Southern CEO Patrick Ottensmeyer joined U.S. and Mexican customs officials

IMPURE THOUGHTS

IMPURE THOUGHTS

In most contexts, it is not hard to imagine that terms negotiated between two self-interested

TRIPLE PLAYERS

TRIPLE PLAYERS

This past May, logistics IT provider Unisys unveiled tracking software for pharmaceutical

Multi Echelon Inventory Optimization

Multi Echelon Inventory Optimization

For more than 25 years, Neovia has provided spare parts logistics for a world-renowned British

OUR ROAD TO RUAN

OUR ROAD TO RUAN

Ruan Transportation Management Systems—Ruan to its friends and customers, of which there are

BLOWING e-SMOKE

BLOWING e-SMOKE

There was a time not long ago that the sight of smoke billowing from the driver’s side window

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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

THE CHINA SYNDROME

THE CHINA SYNDROME

When negotiating, when do you know if someone is bluffing or not? Do their facial expressions

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TEXAS ELITE CITIES FOR BUSINESS

The Port of Corpus Christi–already the No. 1 exporter of U.S. crude oil in the nation–is

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MEET THE ELITE!

They say everything is bigger in Texas: the horizon, the hearts and even the salsa bowls! But’

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Wine is Key to Australian Auto Parts Manufacturer’s Diversification

Conma Industries has made components for the car industry for 35 years but as the Australian

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AMERICA’S BEST CITIES FOR GLOBAL TRADE

Another year, another list of the Top U.S. Cities for Global Trade. If there’s one thing that

DISPATCHES: C.H. ROBINSON’S NAVISPHERE VISION PROVIDES REAL-TIME SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY
GO BIG OR STAY HOME

GO BIG OR STAY HOME

Damon Claus formerly led global sales at 4moms, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based maker of

THE PERFECT PAIRING

THE PERFECT PAIRING

Spurred by rising consumer expectations and ecommerce giants like Amazon reimagining order

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SIDEWAYS BREAKTHROUGHS, STALLED TRANSITIONS

Few people doubt that we need a new energy system: new power sources and new kinds of engines to

FLYING HIGH

FLYING HIGH

Oct. 23-25 and Nov. 13-15 Transportation & Logistics Council Seminars Gerard F. Smith

LUXE LIFE

LUXE LIFE

OK, so, you have booked your 15+ hour flight in business or first class to somewhere far away and

50 SHADES OF GRAY AREA

50 SHADES OF GRAY AREA

Entering new markets is exciting, filled with new opportunities, fresh starts and hopefully an

MADE (BETTER) IN OHIO

MADE (BETTER) IN OHIO

Ohio’s manufacturing sector once dominated the state’s economy and employed more than half

OUT OF THE BIG BOX THINKING

OUT OF THE BIG BOX THINKING

With a population of just over 133,000, Visalia, California, isn’t what many would call a big

ABM Greiffenberger: Successful in China for Ten Years

ABM Greiffenberger: Successful in China for Ten Years

Ten years ago, in June 2007, ABM Greiffenberger Antriebstechnik GmbH founded its subsidiary ABM

BABY, IT’S COLD INSIDE

BABY, IT’S COLD INSIDE

Logistics firm DHL Global Forwarding put GSM-based 24/7 monitoring capability for temperature

TIME FOR WINE

TIME FOR WINE

American wine exports reached a record $1.62 billion in 2016, with a volume of 412.7 liters or 45

AUTOMATED INTELLIGENCE

AUTOMATED INTELLIGENCE

Obtaining visualization into the company’s end-to-end supply chain is a topic on the forefront

FROM POLK COUNTY TO THE WORLD

FROM POLK COUNTY TO THE WORLD

Foreign firms looking to do business in Florida or the greater eastern US have a clear

BY AIR … AND BY SEA … AND BY LAND

BY AIR … AND BY SEA … AND BY LAND

When is an air cargo company not just an air cargo company? When it has the capabilities to

FLORIDA

FLORIDA

As global trade and manufacturing continue to expand, US states that have port access, skilled

SHINING CEE

SHINING CEE

The economies of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)—Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary

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Restricted Party Screening to Minimize Risk in Developing Markets

Entering new markets is exciting, filled with new opportunities, fresh starts, and hopefully an

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US AND CHINA EMERGE FROM TRADE TALKS STILL AT ODDS

The United States and China entered July’s Comprehensive Economic Dialogue with wildly

WHAT’S UP ON-DOCK

WHAT’S UP ON-DOCK

In June, the Port of Toledo announced that it had reeled in a big fish. Cliffs Natural Resources,

GREEN LIT

GREEN LIT

Having fueled smog and pollution around the globe since the advent of the modern shipping,

PANAMA CANAL EXPANDS, EAST COAST PORTS GROW

PANAMA CANAL EXPANDS, EAST COAST PORTS GROW

One year after the opening of the Panama Canal expansion, East Coast ports are receiving some of

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SAILING THE OCEAN GREEN

The shipping industry hasn’t always had the best environmental reputation. Yet stewardship,

NEW SKIN IN THE GAME

NEW SKIN IN THE GAME

Earlier this summer, the announcement came that Utah-based Nu Skin, a manufacturer of beauty and

MINDING THE STORE, FORGETTING THE FACTORY

MINDING THE STORE, FORGETTING THE FACTORY

Fifty years ago, three Americans worked in manufacturing for every person who worked in;

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS FOR …

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS FOR …

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS FOR CHRIS BALTZTRANSPORTATION INSIGHT PRESIDENT AND CEO When you look to

AMERICA’S 100 LEADING 3PLs

AMERICA’S 100 LEADING 3PLs

  It’s a measure of the quickly growing/changing/evolving global marketplace that arguably

Best States For Autos

Best States For Autos

“It’s morning again―for auto manufacturing in America,” begins the narrator as music

SALUD!

SALUD!

Uncertainty about trade policy bleeds into this issue. What’s that? You want specifics? Here

HELLO, TEXAS

HELLO, TEXAS

Odessa—the hub for commerce in West Texas—has the infrastructure, skilled workforce and

PURE MICHIGAN MEANS BUSINESS

PURE MICHIGAN MEANS BUSINESS

Manufacturers wanting a favorable business climate should look no farther than Michigan. The

RESTART YOUR ECONOMIC ENGINES

RESTART YOUR ECONOMIC ENGINES

Businesses considering expanding or relocating to Indiana or southeastern Illinois can get a

SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?

SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?

The CEO of an international chemical company is at a crossroads. One path leads right back to

Hog Heaven

Hog Heaven

Like so many others, Harley-Davidson has found itself inside the Trump vortex, the social

DATEBOOK

DATEBOOK

Sept. 6-8 Tokyo International Gift Show American products are hot commodities at the largest

Dispatches: Fly The Friendly Cooperative Cargo Skies

Dispatches: Fly The Friendly Cooperative Cargo Skies

Airlines are continuing to enter joint agreements when it comes to handling cargo across borders.

Persistence Pays Off

Persistence Pays Off

When Aksel Sidem and his two business partners needed financing for their Milwaukee-based company

No Mirage

No Mirage

The global air cargo industry has had its ups and downs in recent years, and, like carriers in

HOT OVERSEAS POTATO

HOT OVERSEAS POTATO

By successfully introducing Brits to an “exotic” product and assuring the quality and

AMERICA’S MANUFACTURING RENAISSANCE

AMERICA’S MANUFACTURING RENAISSANCE

American manufacturing is in the midst of a renaissance. While the sector has been riding a wave

THE GOVERNOR’S CUP

THE GOVERNOR’S CUP

We all know business can be as competitive as any full contact sport, but the most vigorous

TOOLS OF TRADE

TOOLS OF TRADE

Perhaps Tess Winningham’s rush to get her company’s Quick Trick alignment tool out of the

5th ANNUAL GLOBAL LOGISTICS PLANNING GUIDE

5th ANNUAL GLOBAL LOGISTICS PLANNING GUIDE

With the new year fast approaching and bringing with it the Trump era, global traders have much

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

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

FOUR THINGS TO THINK ABOUT WHEN HIRING A DRAYAGE CARRIER

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

THE RISING APPEAL OF CROSSBORDER INTERMODAL SHIPPING

THE RISING APPEAL OF CROSSBORDER INTERMODAL SHIPPING

In mid-September, Schneider National announced that it had obtained the green light for

CONSIDERATIONS FOR SHIPPING BY AIR TO ASIA

CONSIDERATIONS FOR SHIPPING BY AIR TO ASIA

It was the classic shipper’s nightmare of an overseas shipment gone wrong. Albert Saphir,

TOP 25 GLOBAL BANKS

TOP 25 GLOBAL BANKS

It’s a great time to be an exporter. The recent American Express Grow Global Survey found that

SELF-POWERED EXPORTS

SELF-POWERED EXPORTS

To understand what goes into making Combustion Associates Inc. the “poster child” for small

From Supply Chain to Supply Web

From Supply Chain to Supply Web

“We don’t really have a supply chain anymore,” said David Sheldon, global supply chain

How Bandit Industries Recession-Proofed Its Mulching Machines

How Bandit Industries Recession-Proofed Its Mulching Machines

Everything about The Beast was big—from its more than 70,000-pound heft, to a 60 tooth cutter

Top 3PLs For Global

Top 3PLs For Global

CEVA LOGISTICS HQ: Hoofddorp, Netherlands cevalogstics.com | Global One of the world’s largest

Top 3PLs For North America

Top 3PLs For North America

BNSF LOGISTICS HQ: Springdale, Arkansas bnsflogistics.com | Global BNSF further strengthened its

Top 3PLs In Specialized Services

Top 3PLs In Specialized Services

AGILITY HQ: Basel, Switzerland agility.com | Global With more than 500 offices in 100-plus

Top 3PLs In Versatile

Top 3PLs In Versatile

  A.N. DERINGER HQ: St. Albans, Vermont anderinger.com | Global A.N. Deringer prides itself

Top 3PLs In Temperature Controlled

Top 3PLs In Temperature Controlled

AVERITT express HQ: Cookeville, Tennessee averittexpress.com | North America Willing to take the

Top 3PLs In Specialty Cargo

Top 3PLs In Specialty Cargo

CLX LOGISTICS HQ: Blue Bell, Pennsylvania clxlogistics.com | Global CLX offers comprehensive

Top 3PLs In Innovative

Top 3PLs In Innovative

APL LOGISTICS HQ: Scottsdale, Arizona apllogistics.com | Global APL’s innovations range from

Top 3PLs In Green

Top 3PLs In Green

AMERICOLD HQ: Atlanta, Georgia americold.com | Global Adding, quite literally, to its reputation

AMERICA’S LEADING 3PLs

AMERICA’S LEADING 3PLs

For the fourth year, we present you with 105 of America’s Leading 3PLs, a compilation of

Top 3PLs In To Watch

Top 3PLs In To Watch

A&R LOGISTICS HQ: Louisville, Kentucky ardoingitright.com | North America Since purchasing A

Top 3PLs In Technology

Top 3PLs In Technology

3PL CENTRAL HQ: Manhattan Beach, California 3plcentral.com | Global Ten years ago, 3PL Central

13 Logistics Industry Thought Leaders

13 Logistics Industry Thought Leaders

What does it mean to be a thought leader? The term has become common corporate-speak for just

THESE 22 COMPANIES ARE PROVIDING BEST-IN-CLASS SOFTWARE TO STREAMLINE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

THESE 22 COMPANIES ARE PROVIDING BEST-IN-CLASS SOFTWARE TO STREAMLINE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

It wasn’t that long ago when the most feared creature on the corporate landscape was the Tech

HOW EARTH FRIENDLY PRODUCTS IS MAKING THE WORLD GREENER ONE EXPORT MARKET AT A TIME

HOW EARTH FRIENDLY PRODUCTS IS MAKING THE WORLD GREENER ONE EXPORT MARKET AT A TIME

“Greece was really instructive for us,” says Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, president and CEO of

5 LESSONS MILITARY VETERANS CAN TEACH YOU ABOUT EXPORTING

5 LESSONS MILITARY VETERANS CAN TEACH YOU ABOUT EXPORTING

One of the first lessons Noah Glanville learned about selling overseas was to double check the

America’s Leading EDCs

America’s Leading EDCs

We’ve been looking forward to introducing this feature into the pantheon of Global Trade

The World Is His Orchard

The World Is His Orchard

Paul Thomas is driving out of Julian, California, along State Route 79. There’s snow on the

Going It Alone

Going It Alone

Third party logistics is big business, an industry that generates billions with an expected

Fresh Start-Up

Fresh Start-Up

Sometime this January, Melissa Kieling will take her son Brennan to China to see the factory he

Life Or Death Logistics

Life Or Death Logistics

Wikipedia says Newberg, Oregon’s most notable citizens include just four people—the woman who

Top Banks For Global Trade

Top Banks For Global Trade

What’s the most important thing about your export program? Getting paid, of course—but’

Why We Love These 20 Ports

Why We Love These 20 Ports

They say love is a fickle thing, but our affection for these ports runs deep—as deep, perhaps,

Going The Extra Mile

Going The Extra Mile

For today’s 3PLs, staying up to date is all about combining data with technology—even before

Up To Speed

Up To Speed

In an era of intense global competition and increasingly complex supply chains, logistics

Keep Control

Keep Control

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co. is crazy like a fox in understanding that, when it comes to exporting

Supporting Cast

Supporting Cast

If you are thinking of offering your products online but have not figured out how to set up the

Trade Lessons Distilled

Trade Lessons Distilled

There are millions of people in the People’s Republic of China who need a good, stiff drink

Sizzling Overseas

Sizzling Overseas

That a cowboy fell in love with cast-iron cooking on a Nevada cattle drive and went home to

Breaking The Mold

Breaking The Mold

A foundry seems an unlikely place for a technology revolution. The artisan task of heating metal

The Ease Of Peddling Pedego

The Ease Of Peddling Pedego

“Fun is a universal language,” says Don DiCostanzo, a big, upbeat guy who seems to embody

Navigating The Global Marketplace

Navigating The Global Marketplace

Most distributors are happy to dispatch their stock to clientele and, if necessary, truck it to a

Quest To Take Back The Global Food Supply

Quest To Take Back The Global Food Supply

You can tell how well things are going on inside Quest Nutrition by how poorly things are looking

How TaylorMade Drives Global Sales

How TaylorMade Drives Global Sales

When England’s Justin Rose tapped in a winning one-foot putt for par in a playoff at the

Feast Or Famine

Feast Or Famine

When the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act (TSRA) was passed in 2000 during the

Calgary Stampedes Onward

Calgary Stampedes Onward

Matko Papić, vice president of Engineering and Product Development for Evans Consoles Inc., the

Ripe For Export

Ripe For Export

Ocean Spray CEO Randy Papadellis leads under an unusual business model. As an agricultural

Trade In The Time Of Ebola

Trade In The Time Of Ebola

For Peter Radtke, CEO and co-founder of Cary, N.C.-based JustNeem, visiting the company’s field

Why We Love These 20 Ports

Why We Love These 20 Ports

From deep channels to leading-edge terminals to superior inland links, there’s a whole lot to

Trade Therapy

Trade Therapy

If Tim Smith knew in 2004 what he knows now, he would have first sold his line of microcurrent

Adventures In Exporting

Adventures In Exporting

It was somewhere over Greenland, somewhere between the screams and cries and quick hits of

America’s Best Cities For Global Trade

America’s Best Cities For Global Trade

Supply-chain space is in demand, and that’s no surprise given the momentum of America’s

Shipping With Aloha

Shipping With Aloha

In the 1990s, Cyanotech’s exports to China were humming. The Hawaii-based provider of

The Will To Power

The Will To Power

When CTC Global announced last summer it had entered into a joint venture with a little Chinese

Tapping Foreign Markets

Tapping Foreign Markets

Jack White, CEO of San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits, says his company first

Business Is Booming

Business Is Booming

Last December, as 2013 ticked to a close, a clutch of more than 200 U.S. fireworks technicians

The Noble Mission

The Noble Mission

Robert Noble can see the future. No, he doesn’t have a crystal ball, peyote or rapport with a

Death & 10 Other Life Lessons From An Exporter

Death & 10 Other Life Lessons From An Exporter

IN THE MID-1990s, during 10 days of intense chemotherapy, Wes Dooley asked friends and family the

International Ice Cream Headache

International Ice Cream Headache

Michael Strange can’t recall whether it was through an email, text or Skype session that he

Bubbling Over the Border

Bubbling Over the Border

The Canadian market has been heating up for Viking Spas, but Tom Kneeshaw sees no turbo button to

Mexico’s Growing Metal Class

Mexico’s Growing Metal Class

For Keats Manufacturing Inc., opening a facility in El Paso, Texas, paid off in a big way.

Target of a Trade War

Target of a Trade War

By the middle of 2009, the U.S. economy had already driven off a steep financial cliff, with the

To Bait a Sale

To Bait a Sale

It’s said that if you give a man a fish you feed him for a day, but if you teach that man to

Man of Steel

Man of Steel

In 1998, Drew Greenblatt purchased Marlin Steel Wire Products, a 30-year-old company with a

Top 25 Cities for Global Trade

Top 25 Cities for Global Trade

If variety is truly the spice of life, a yearly ranking of the top U.S. metro areas by export

Spring From the Hong Kong Platform

Spring From the Hong Kong Platform

Hong Kong calls itself “Asia’s World City.” As global traders representing 150 nations

Seoul Food: Why U.S. Agriculture Loves Korea’s Fresh FTA

Seoul Food: Why U.S. Agriculture Loves Korea’s Fresh FTA

Pete Verbrugge has been exporting the apples, pears and cherries grown on his 2,000 acres of

Operate in the Green!

Operate in the Green!

If you’re looking for a global company that could be called the Corporate Grandfather of

Zippo’s Burning Question

Zippo’s Burning Question

Zippo CEO Greg Booth is solving a problem most executives would eagerly share. The company’s

Full Speed Ahead

Full Speed Ahead

Riding the waves of a $573 million 2010 positive trade balance in U.S. recreational boats, the

Victory of DeFeet

Victory of DeFeet

“That is etched in my mind,” Shane Cooper says of his company’s first sale back in 1992.

Ghostbuster to Spirit Exporter

Ghostbuster to Spirit Exporter

Being Dan Aykroyd is nice work if you can book it. Comedy pioneer, movie star, Blues Brother,

Top 50 Cities for Global Trade

Top 50 Cities for Global Trade

INTRO It was American poet Walt Whitman who said, “A great city is that which has the greatest