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The Port of Manzanillo — Poised for Growth

Additional Languages Available. With new management, port upgrades and expansion, and a record year in 2017, things are looking good for Mexico’s #1 port. When the Port of Manzanillo appointed a new Managing Director last January, it was already enjoying a record year. The port saw a volume of 2.8 MillionTEUs in 2017, up some 10% […]

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Take Your Pick: Full Container Load Vs. Less-than-Container Load Ocean Shipping

An inside look at the current state of FCL vs. LCL ocean freight and how to make the best choice for your shipment. Much like over-the-road carriers that offer both truckload and less-than-truckload options, ocean shipping falls into two primary categories:  Full Container Loads (FCL) and Less-than-Container Loads (LCL). With FCL, all of the goods […]

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Import Compliance Basics: 5 Things You Need to Know

By Mikah Wisner, Customs Services Director, DB Schenker If you’ve been tasked with getting your company’s import compliance under control,  these five steps will get you quickly up-to-speed Taking on a new position at an importer usually means sifting through the remnants of your predecessor’s activities and policies and trying to come up with a way to work […]

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Mega Ships from Asia are Transforming East Coast Ports

Additional language available. Nearly 2 years since the Panama Canal expansion, the effect on East Coast trade is dramatic. Now that the Panama Canal has been able to accommodate container ships up to 14,000 TEUs for almost 2 years, some interesting patterns are beginning to emerge. In 2017, imports to East Coast were up nearly 8% — more […]

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The New World Economy of E-Commerce

This article was written by Peter Buxbaum and originally appeared in Freight Business Journal North America. To read the full article, please link here. The highly competitive e-commerce business has come a long way in the last fifteen years to take its place as an important segment of the world economy. Once largely confined to […]

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HPCLC Spring 2018 Conference

The theme of the Health and Personal Care Logistics Conference (HPCLC) is Transportation 2025: How the Future of Transportation Will Impact HPC Supply Chains.  The conference promises to be an informative and engaging few days of discussions centered on the current and future challenges of managing transportation, from both shipper and service provider perspectives. DB […]

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Top 15 Ports in The Americas

Additional Languages available. We rank the 15 busiest ports from North to South America – and what to expect for 2018. When Christopher Columbus set out for Japan in 1492 seeking a faster spice trade route between Europe and Asia, he had no way of knowing that the second largest combined land mass on earth […]

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Logistics and the Smart Technology Revolution

Additional language available. The tech that will forever transform logistics and the supply chain as we know it By Lucas Sanches, CIO, DB Schenker Brazil The pace of technological change is relentless across all spheres of life, and is only increasing. Whereas technological revolutions used to happen once every century, now they seem to happen […]

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Foreign Trade Zone Update: Two Developments You Must Watch Today

Shippers using Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) should be aware of one delay and the potential for additional GAO oversight  With 2,900 companies located in 186 different U.S. Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs), where 420,000 workers are employed and $85 billion in goods are exported annually from the U.S., use of these secure areas—considered by U.S. customs […]

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4 Tips for Managing the Next Chinese New Year

Additional languages available. The Chinese New Year is right around the corner. Is your supply chain ready for the Year of the Dog? It’s the time of the year businesses throughout China shut down, factories cease operations, and activity at the country’s transportation hubs come to a grinding halt. Known as the Chinese New Year, […]

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