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Effective Strategies to Offset the Talent Gap

59% of supply chain executives feel that the success of their organizations will depend extensively on available talent by 2019. The ever-changing requirements and demands of operating a DC (Distribution Center) are key factors logistics managers need to take into consideration when looking for effective strategies to help reduce labor shortages — “peak” season or […]

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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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Take Me to Your Thought Leader

This article was written by Peter Buxbaum and first appeared in Global Trade Magazine. To read the full article please link here. Understanding the latest trends in third-party logistics—how service providers can save exporters money, streamline their operations, and provide them with competitive advantages with the latest in value-added services, technology and analytics—can be a […]

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DB Schenker Puts Mentoring to Work

Additional Languages Available. How the global logistics provider uses a combination of formal and informal mentoring programs to cultivate success across its workforce. “People often ask me about the secret to success. There really is no secret, and there surely are no shortcuts,” Deloitte Global’s CEO Punit Renjen writes in To the Moon and Back […]

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Supporting and Cultivating Argentina’s Wine Industry

Additional Language Available. With a presence in the Mendoza Province since 1996, DB Schenker is the Argentinian wine industry’s go-to logistics provider. As the top producer of wine in South America, and the world’s fifth-largest wine producer, Argentina has become well known for producing some of the finest, drinkable wine available on the market today. […]

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Take 3 — Correct HTS Classifications to Reduce Tariffs

By Mikah Wisner, Customs Services Director, DB Schenker Three ways tariff-engineering can help importers save money and boost their bottom lines. By providing duty rates for virtually every item that exists, the Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) provides duty rates for virtually every item that exists based on their material composition, product name, and/or intended function. […]

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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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