Risk & Compliance

World Trade 100 reports on developments related to supply chain risk management and regulatory compliance.


Retailers Urge Expedited Contract Negotiations at West Coast Ports

NRF members already making contingency plans in preparation for holidays.
April 14, 2014
The National Retail Federation urged maritime management and the union representing dockworkers along the U.S. West Coast ports to expedite pending contract negotiations and reach agreement on a new deal well in advance of the expiration of the current contract this summer.
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ILO Implements New Measures to Protect Seafarers

The new measures are also aimed at improving the world’s shipping industry.
April 11, 2014
The international maritime community has adopted measures to protect abandoned seafarers, and to provide financial security for compensation in cases of death and long-term disability.
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Forwarder Comments on Lufthansa Strike

UTi's Vice President of Global Air Product responded to question about spikes in demand from other air shippers who may have been looking for capacity
April 4, 2014
In good supply chain logistics fashion, the industry anticipated the impact of the Lufthansa pilot strike and put contingency plans into motion.
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Lufthansa Freighters Moving During Strike

Lufthansa Cargo will book shipments hit by cancelled flights on the next possible connection, the airline said.
April 2, 2014

Lufthansa Cargo says a number of flights will take place during the three-day pilot strike.

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Ohio Lawmakers Urge Army Corps to Pursue All Options For Proper Lake Erie Maintenance

Ohio Congressional Delegation secured $95 million for Great Lakes navigation projects in appropriations bill.
March 31, 2014
Reps. David Joyce (OH-14), Bob Gibbs (OH-7), and Marcy Kaptur (OH-9), along with U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH), urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to pursue all options necessary to ensure Lake Erie is appropriately dredged and maintained as soon as possible.
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ORBCOMM Software Acquires Eurocscan

Euroscan’s systems are used for safe and secure transportation of food and pharmaceuticals by monitoring and assuring temperature compliance.
March 28, 2014
ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) software, completed the acquisition of Euroscan Holdings, B.V. (Euroscan), a global supplier of refrigerated transportation temperature compliance recording systems.
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Volvo Selects CEVA for Customs Brokerage in the U.S.

The U.S. market is Volvo’s largest market, with the brand having been sold in the U.S. for more than 60 years.
March 28, 2014
CEVA Logistics, a global supply chain management company, announced that Volvo Cars of North America, the Rockleigh, N.J.-based subsidiary of the Swedish luxury automotive manufacturer, has selected CEVA’s customs brokerage services for its U.S. business.
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Port Metro Vancouver Truckers Strike Ends

The strike ended late afternoon Wednesday, March 26.
March 27, 2014
The strike included 1,000 non-unionized truckers, whom began striking in February 2014, as well as about 250 unionized truckers that joined the strike on March 10, 2014.
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CBP To Render Continuous Bonds Insufficient for Returned Mail

CBP’s Bond Team will be coordinating this process on Tuesdays.
March 25, 2014
Effective April 8, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will resume rendering continuous bonds insufficient if mail is returned from a bond principal.
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Lufthansa Airline Strike Looming

An impending pilot strike to happen at German Airline, Lufthansa, over pay and working conditions.
March 25, 2014
More than 90 percent of carrier pilots at German airline, Lufthansa, have voted to strike in a long-running dispute over pay and working conditions
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