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Canada vs USA: Five Key Cross-Border Shipping Factors to Consider

There are key differences —and similarities — that all shippers should be aware of when shipping goods across the U.S.-Canadian border. Despite their many similarities, the logistics markets in the U.S. and Canada are actually different in a number of ways. This can confuse and frustrate shippers on either side of the U.S.-Canadian border, particularly […]

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The Global Petroleum Show 2018

For 50 years, the Global Petroleum Show has brought opportunities to attendees like no other energy event. Global Petroleum Show (GPS) is North America’s Leading Exhibition & Conference, where oil and gas professionals convene to engage in dialogue, create partnerships, do business and identify the solutions and strategiesthat will shape the industryfor the years ahead. Over […]

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Increasing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Mexico’s Transportation and Logistics

Additional language available Despite some ongoing pressures, the country’s logistics activity continues to grow on both the import and export side of the business. The sizable growth in Mexican foreign trade over the last two decades has created plentiful opportunities in the country’s transportation sector. For example, there’s been a marked increase in the volume […]

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Worldwide sea freight without worries: The “Bourbon” project for Evonik Industries

The project “Bourbon” has nothing to do with whiskey. Rather, it is the result of a complex international transport order for Evonik Industries, one of the long-standing DB Schenker customers. The facility for the production of a filler for tires required components from five different countries. During the transport to the destination Goose Creek, near […]

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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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