Economic Development

Relating to overseas sourcing and domestic economic development and the combined impact on supply chains.

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Leading the Economic Boom in Southeast U.S.

Gulf Coast ports are building infrastructure to accommodate regional growth
August 1, 2014

Ports on the Gulf Coast are strategically positioned to take advantage of the flourishing economy in the southeastern United States. The ports are located in some of the fastest-growing states in one of the fastest-growing regions of the country, offering shippers both destination markets and gateways — options that can help trim their logistics and supply chain costs.


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Do Trade Agreements Deliver?

Free trade agreements are getting bigger, more complex — and more important to extended supply chains
August 1, 2014

Free trade agreements are often announced and signed with much promise and some degree of fanfare, but do they deliver over time?


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A New Dimension

Shippers need a game plan for revamped FedEx and UPS pricing
August 1, 2014

Shippers need a game plan for revamped FedEx and UPS pricing according to GENCO’s integrated parcel solutions group.


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Get the Air Out

FedEx sent a message to shippers, and UPS has followed — improve density or pay the price
August 1, 2014

There’s an adage that is probably as old as commercial shipping itself — don’t ship air. Chainalytics noted recently in an unpublished position paper on dimensional weight pricing that “FedEx and UPS have shown their hand and are forcing retailers to cut out the unwanted space in their packaging or pay the price.”


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Will We Shift to Dim Pricing?

The discussion is becoming real; dimensional pricing is expanding in motor carriage
August 1, 2014

“The U.S. transportation industry is under intense economic pressure, compounded by the demands of increasingly integrated global supply chains and growing concerns about less-than-truckload (LTL) capacity.”


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Logistics Growth Despite Challenges

The economy and freight markets go hand in hand, and the direction is generally positive
August 1, 2014

The 25th Annual State of Logistics report has been released, and if it doesn’t contain outright contradictions, it does raise some questions. The report is authored by Rosalyn Wilson with the sponsorship of Penske Logistics and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).


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No Calm for Maritime

It looks as though continued volatility will be the story for ocean shipping
August 1, 2014

As much as one hates to use the phrase “shot across the bow” when writing about maritime shipping, there’s likely no better way to capture the surprise inspired by China’s recent decision to block the formation of the P3 alliance.


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Survey: Parents to Increase Back-to-School Spending This Year, Plan to Shop in Physical Store

July 30, 2014
A majority of parents plan to spend more on their children's back-to-school shopping this year, driven by rising costs or necessity rather than greater spending power; 89 percent plan to do most of their back-to-school shopping in a physical store, though many will still use online to browse and search – "webrooming."
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National Retail Federation Launches Small Business Retail Council

July 30, 2014
Main Street merchants to lead retail advocacy campaigns.
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UPS Doubles Carbon Intensity Goal for 2020

July 30, 2014
UPS released its 12th annual Sustainability Report announcing that in addition to reducing overall carbon emissions in 2013, it also met its 2016 goal of reducing its air and ground fleet's carbon intensity by 10 percent three years early.
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KC SmartPort Momentum

Kansas City SmartPort Momentum 2013 focused on 3PLs, the issues facing the industry, and the role or logistics in economic development

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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.

 

Speaker: Hung Lee, Senior Product Manager, Amber Road

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2014 August

Check out the August 2014 edition of World Trade WT100, featuring our cover story on Preparing the Supply Chain for the Unexpected, plus much more!
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