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GLOBAL ECONOMIC UPDATE AND TRENDS IN THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY

April 1, 2014

The global economy will be booming in the decades ahead. Our near-term economic problems are severe, but the fundamental factors – the desire and willingness of billions to people to work to improve their living conditions – will be unstoppable and will drive growth.


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Maersk Line Reefer Art-Box Raises Awareness of Container Shipping

Frozen mussels from New Zealand to Port of Philadelphia begins Art-Box’s journey around the world to promote value of global container shipping
March 26, 2014

Maersk Line, the world’s leading ocean transportation company and a unit of the Maersk Group, announces today the arrival of the Maersk Line Reefer Art-Box, a 40’ high-cube, at the Port of Philadelphia marking the first voyage of the container designed to promote container shipping.


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Amber Road Lists on NYSE

March 25, 2014

World Trade 100 caught up with Amber Road CEO Jim Preuninger on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as he waited to ring the closing bell on the initial public offering of Amber Road shares (NYSE sticker AMBR).


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Maersk Import/Export Global Service Network

March 24, 2014

 For exports, with frequent sailings and an extensive feeder system, Maersk line delivers the largest service network available and imports, the comprehensive Maersk Line coverage utilizing reliable, weekly, fixed day sailings provides a competitive advantage. 


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Sea Intel Maritime Analysis: Ocean Transport Reliability

March 24, 2014

Ocean transportation is a crucial part of the supply chain so container service reliability can be a pivotal element for optimizing supply chains. If ocean services have a low degree of schedule reliability, it results in significant added costs, and hence undermines the competitive position of the shipper.


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Visibility in the Inbound Supply Chain

March 20, 2014

 Leading importers are reaping the benefits of end-to-end global supply chain visibility and control. Using concrete examples from the field, this document focuses on specific areas of the importer operation and shows how a clear view of the end-to-end supply chain can deliver unprecedented value to the bottom line. 


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The Procure-to-Pay Process — Overlooked and Underappreciated

March 20, 2014

 Manufacturers seek new ways to partner with suppliers to ensure their health, strong performance and optimal delivery of inventory. IDC points out that P2P is a key step in achieving these goals by enabling better planning, execution and access to capital for suppliers. This paper explores how P2P is no longer just enabling automated procure-to-pay processes. P2P is increasingly filling a void in retail and manufacturer programs to achieve supply chain transparency, collaboration, risk management and overall assurance of supply. 


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White Paper: Shoe Supply Chain has Sole Version of Truth

March 20, 2014

Footwear leader Wolverine World Wide, provider of global brands Keds and Hush Puppies, moved its supply chain to the cloud 13 years ago and the move has paid dividends ever since. A cloud-based platform and “network of networks” connects Wolverine to its suppliers, customers and partners. This cloud hub has been the foundation of Wolverine’s growth.


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White Paper: Cover Your Assets: Auditing Freight Invoices Saves BIG

March 11, 2014

 You insure your house and your car. Yet, many companies do not protect themselves with the same sense of security for one of their largest business expenses – transportation costs. 


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White Paper: 7 Dirty Little Secrets of Parcel Shipping

March 11, 2014

Parcel carriers employ many little known, but highly detrimental tactics to confuse of take advantage of their shipper clients – all in the interest of generating carrier revenue.


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Calculating a true landed cost for global sourcing directly correlates with the profitability of purchased goods. However, few companies can command real-time visibility in to all the costs involved for cross border movements. In this podcast, World Trade 100 and Amber Road highlight how a comprehensive global trade platform that converges both logistics and compliance costs can deliver true landed cost visibility.

 

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