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Explore the latest industry news about third party logistics (3pls). Stay informed with trade articles by Global Trade industry experts.

A third party logistics (or 3PL) provider handles supply chain management logistics, a service that can include transportation, warehousing and delivery, but may also incorporate additional value-added services such as production or procurement. By outsourcing these functions, companies can achieve a cost savings over having to meet these demands internally. In addition to the economic benefits, 3pls can also deliver improved technical proficiency, through sophisticated IT systems that are often more advanced than those of the production or selling companies they serve. Since logistics is not a core business for many entities involved in global trade, the ability to turn these responsibilities over to a qualified 3pl provider allows companies to spend less time focusing on these tasks, and more time on the elements that made their respective businesses a success.

TSA policies govern air shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Trump Has Yet to Appoint New TSA Administrator

Airforwarders Association Presses for Nomination

The Trump administration has been neglectful in nominating professionals to sub-cabinet positions, with many cabinet secretaries, including those at State and Defense, lacking permanent deputies and a whole host of government agencies suffering from absent leadership at the top. One of those agencies is the Transportation Security Administration, best known for inconveniencing air travelers, but… Read More

Shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade from China to Europe by rail.

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