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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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Managing Peru’s Cold Food Chain Logistics

Read in Spanish. Exporting a high percentage of the world’s fruits and vegetables, Peru’s farmers and food manufacturers require a high degree of logistics and transportation support for their perishable products. As the second largest exporter of fresh asparagus worldwide, Peru exports 33% of the herbaceous, perennial plant every year. Used in a wide variety […]

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Take 3: How ACE Will Help Shippers Save Time, Money, and Hassle

Is your company ready to take advantage of the modernized, streamlined trade processing system that Uncle Sam has been working on for the last few years? Designed to do these things plus improve border security for imports and exports, the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) system that helps […]

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CBP extends initial implementation of in-bond regulatory changes to July 2, 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has extended the initial implementation of in-bond regulatory changes until July 2, 2018. Due to the six-month extension, CBP officers will continue to accept paper CBP Form 7512 and input the data on the trade’s behalf. On July 2, 2018, paper forms will no longer be accepted for input […]

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Brazil’s New Single Portal for Foreign Trade Will Facilitate Cross-Border Shipping

Alternative Languages Available.   With the Single Foreign Trade Portal Program, Brazil ushers in a new, business-friendly import and export process for cross-border shipments. Intent on creating a more business-friendly environment for companies that want to ship goods across its borders, Brazil is implementing a new single portal that will benefit exporters and importers alike. […]

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5 Technology Trends Worth Watching in 2018

Alternative languages available. Interested in the latest and greatest technology for work and life? Here are five things to look for at CES 2018 in Las Vegas   Every January the top technology companies convene at CES to reveal and demonstrate their latest innovations. First held in 1967, the show started with just 117 exhibitors […]

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5 Retail Logistics Trends to Watch in 2018

With the holiday season upon us, we explore the top trends impacting the retail supply chain right now and discuss a few future trends for 2018.  With Black Friday and Cyber Monday in their rearview mirrors, retailers and their logistics providers are now preparing for a brisk holiday shopping season by stocking up, securing transportation […]

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Top Logistics Blog Stories of 2017 That You Have to Read

The top stories of 2017 on the DB Schenker blog. If you only read five logistic stories from 2017 what the stories you have to read?  Here they are: 1 – Investing millions in a digital future: DB Schenker acquires equity interest in global internet marketplace uShip. DB Schenker invested millions to strengthen its strategic […]

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Logistics Sector Turns its Sights to Artificial Intelligence

We no longer live in the era when artificial intelligence is something that only science fiction authors write about. From Google to Facebook, companies are busy with research and testing. Anyone who has shopped online has probably had their first own encounter with AI in the form of chatbots. Programs that build on artificial intelligence are […]

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