China’s grip on U.S. footwear imports has been slipping since 2009, leaving room for developing nations to increase their market shares.
Coverage of developments in the global supply chain, including changes in sourcing patterns.
News & Analysis
26 Nov 2013
Container ships reached their destination ports around the world on time 81.2 percent of the time in September, a small increase of 0.4 percentage point from August...
19 Nov 2013
Manufacturers of high-technology products all over the globe are near-shoring or intending to move production closer to the markets they serve.
12 Nov 2013
Maquiladoras, or manufacturers in Mexico focused on exports, were on a roll this year. Barely a week went by without a major shipper announcing its plans to set up shop or expand operations in Mexico. Then the government stepped in. Through a $14 billion tax plan, maquiladoras face a value added tax of 16 percent that kicks in 2015 and an income tax rise from 17.5 percent to 30 percent, starting next year
11 Nov 2013
The cost of apparel production in Bangladesh will rise “markedly” in the coming years, pushing down containerized exports to the U.S., said Journal of Commerce Economist Mario Moreno.
05 Nov 2013
Bangladesh exporters are unable to get their goods out of the country via the Port of Chittagong, the country’s busiest port, after trucking companies refused to deliver goods because of vandalism fears, according to reports.
24 Oct 2013
It certainly didn’t get wide play, but when President Obama spoke about the transformation of an industrial warehouse during his February State of the Union Address, the message to supply chain interests rang loud and clear. “A once-shuttered warehouse is now a state-of-the art lab where new workers are mastering the 3D printing that has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything,” he said.
18 Oct 2013
Re-shoring, near-shoring, near-sourcing. Whatever you call it, the terms to describe the shift of manufacturing closer to destination markets in North America may be a permanent part of the logistics lexicon and supply chains in general.
15 Oct 2013
Re-shoring production to the United States will mean less import volume for container lines but allow them to reduce empty container repositioning for exports, said Bronson Hsieh, vice group chairman of Evergreen Group.
14 Oct 2013
TOKYO — Yusen Logistics is focusing on building supply chains in Mexico, Myanmar and Cambodia, as the former provides customers easier access to the North American market and latter two allow shippers to diversify their sourcing.