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Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports have set another new record, reaching 2 million containers in a single month for the first time as retailers continued to bring merchandise into the country ahead of a now-postponed increase in tariffs on goods from China.

With 1,144,033 shipments, October was up 11.9% annually, which Panjiva said marks the fastest rate of growth for monthly shipments going back to March 2014.

GTM has evolved from a collection of standalone supply chain and enterprise applications into an integrated solution that ties them all together, ideally on a common platform.

As global supply chains become more and more complex, and as international shipping costs continue to rise, you know that digitizing data and collaboration tools in your supply chain are more crucial than ever.

Chinese imports account for nearly half of all container imports moving over U.S. ports, so at first blush, port volumes are seemingly at great risk as increased duties are threatened. But, don’t hit the panic button just yet.

Earlier this week, UPS said it has made additional investments towards attaining further investment to attain full ownership in its India-based express services unit. UPS formerly held a majority position in an express services joint venture that solely served its international express small package shipping business in India.

The Combination of E2open and INTTRA forms the Global Logistics and Supply Chain Network with Access to World-Wide Ocean Container Capacity and information.

FedEx said that when the transaction is made official Manton will be a subsidiary of the its FedEx Trade Networks operating company.

The heightened and somewhat frenetic pace of tariff activity is ostensibly full-throttle all the time these days, and this week’s events are clearly no exception. Where to begin? Well, for starters President Trump yesterday announced that the United States plans to place tariffs on $200 billion worth of imports from China, which will take effect on September 24, 2018 at an initial amount of 10%, with the additional level of tariffs increasing to 25%, effective January 1.

The Freightos global rate database also drives the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX) in collaboration with the Baltic Exchange – which is part of the SGX group.

"No amount of technology is going to help move cargo off the docks without collaboration."

July shipments, at 1,096,835, topped June’s 1,025,643 and were up 6% annually for a new monthly record, according to Panjiva, topping August 2017’s 1,069,292. All months in 2018 have seen growth, with the exception of a 0.2% decline in March, which was the first one going back to a 7.7% annual drop-off in February 2017. On a year-to-date basis through July, shipments are up 6% annually at 6,975,786.

Major multinational shippers and North American transport interests are warning the Trump Administration to tread softly on its increasing tariffs on aluminum, steel and other products or it will threaten the current sweet-spot economy.

With 58% of shippers committed to their enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors, the key players are casting an even bigger shadow on the supply chain management space.

FedEx subsidiary FedEx Express announced this week that it has rolled out a new flight into and out of Hanoi, Vietnam, which will connect the country’s capital to the FedEx APAC (Asian Pacific) hub based in Guangzhou, China.




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