Taneli Ruda, head of ONESOURCE Global Trade, said companies can exert little control over the macro conditions that impact trade, but they can use today’s low-growth trade environment as an opportunity to review and optimize their processes.
Despite a populist backlash championed by Donald Trump against the outcome of free trade deals, Sen. Johnson and other Republicans are cautioning against protectionism.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that tariff rates are generally more expensive than contract rates, but are usually more suitable for shippers with infrequent or small volume shipments.
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The Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry appoints four managers, while Kalmar strengthens its Americas management and Envirotainer names head of Asia-Pacific operations.
Japan's three largest ocean carriers said Monday in Tokyo they will merge their container operations in mid-2017 to form what would be the sixth largest line, continuing a recent trend of industry consolidation.
CSX names vice president-industrial products, while Target appoints former Walmart logistics executive to senior VP of network planning and operational design, and the European Sea Ports Organization elects its next chairman.