6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

Talking Logistics

For example, the China-owned COSCO and China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) have confirmed their merger. Panama Canal Expansion. The Panama Canal expansion, slated for completion this spring, will impact logistics in a big way. You can read more on the topic in our recent white paper, Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Expansion Is Redrawing the Logistics Map [DK1] , which was written collaboratively with Boston Consulting Group.

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Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy

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Global Shipping Effects of the Hanjin Bankruptcy. So how will this affect the global shipping and trade markets? Shipping prices have jumped — though it is likely temporary. In addition, the recent expansion of the Panama Canal has led companies to build larger, newer ships.

Supplier Cartel Activity and Sustainable Procurement


Anti-competitive practices remain a peripheral CSR issue for most companies , particularly in the context of sustainable procurement. Moving beyond compliance: Sustainable Procurement. Panama Papers Are A Reminder Of Ethical Risks Lurking In The Supply Chain

When the Heavy Hand of Government is Not a Burden

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One manifestation of this problem is that multiple ports on the east coast are deepening their approach channels in order to attract bigger cargo ships. The widening of the Panama Canal to enable larger ships to pass through the trade artery will generate this traffic.

Supply Chain Trends in 2016: A Year of Defining Change

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From the Panama Canal opening to a record year in ecommerce, the happenings of 2016 have kept everyone on their toes. The Panama Canal is a prime example of a global vision being realized. When it opened, it revolutionized shipping lanes from China to the East Coast.

El Niño May Have Your Supply Chain Partying Like It’s 1997


For example, the Panama Canal has already restricted the size of ships permitted to pass through it due to drought conditions created by El Niño. by Kirsten Watson It’s not often that a weather phenomenon becomes part of the pop culture zeitgeist.

More Challenges for the Transportation Network: Day 2 of the SCRC Meeting

Supply Chain View from the Field

For example, the widening of the Panama Canal will change the conditions here in North Carolina, as enormous container ships will be circumnavigating the globe. And in Panama a huge transshipment area will grow where they will will do break bulk, put cargo onto smaller ships and send to North America. These are little vials with very short half-lives, and to ship them you need a category 3 ILS equipped airport so autopilot technology landings are possible.