The official website of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) contains information related to the ports of Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States. The site includes a list of programs, events, publications, and other port information such as statistics.
Boomerang Carnets provides in-depth information on ATA Carnets, which are temporary documents that are used to clear customs without paying duties in foreign countries. Additionally, this resource provides a list of countries that accept carnets, as well as information related to obtaining a carnet.
CargoSmart is a global shipping and logistics solutions provider that gives companies the opportunity to use their resources to lower transportation management costs, streamline operations, and reduce the risk of late shipments. There is free registration for individuals and a fee for company membership.
The "International Logistics" page on the Export.gov website provides resources to assist businesses with developing global shipping strategies. Created for businesses planning to ship products overseas, the site provides information about International Commercial Terms, export documents, and tariffs.
Food Logistics is a resource on logistics and supply chain management within the food and consumer packaged goods industry. This website provides various free newsletters that are published on a bi-weekly and weekly basis. The newsletters cover many topics including sustainability in food practices, software and technology, and safety and security in regards to agribusiness. The site also provides industry news and sponsored research.
The Multinational Logistics module provides information on the circumstances dealing with the following: what logistics and supply chain are and how they differ domestically and internationally; the types of issues that are involved with international transportation; international inventory matters; warehousing and product storage topics and how international logistics augments these; and the management issues that multinational logistics creates.
Executive Briefing: Despite the importance of supply chains to firms, we know little about the intangible aspects of why some global supply chains excel while others struggle. The fit among strategy and knowledge elements is a key determinant of global supply chain performance. But, which knowledge elements should be stressed by which firms? Opens in PDF format.
Executive Briefing: Does your global supply chain adopt a narrow or broad focus? Is either of speed, quality, cost, or flexibility the key outcome in your chain? If so, certain elements drive your performance more than others. But if you truly go for the gold standard, your focus is probably on running a strategic global supply chain (SGSC). Do you know the drivers of a SGSC? Opens in PDF format.
The Hong Kong Shipping Directory provides a search engine for shipping and marine-related companies in Hong Kong. This site also contains links to shipping information and press releases.
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) exists to foster the influence and scope of supply management. This site provides up to date information on upcoming conferences and seminars for education and research on supply management. The site also has products for sale online, including study materials for those in the supply chain management sector. Other resources include relocation and affiliate resources which are only available through a paid membership.
The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) presents trade and logistic information about the international food service industry. It provides a wide variety of resources related to the logistics of the international food industry. The website contains information about issues on food industry regulations, food safety, labor, transportation, and healthcare.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is the United Nations specialized agency responsible for improving maritime safety and preventing pollution from ships. IMO was established by the United Nations and is currently based in the United Kingdom. The site contains a vast amount of resources on maritime matters, such as current news and informative documents.
The Liberian Registry is an open ship registry including over 4,160 vessels. The site provides information on corporate formation in Liberia with emphasis on maritime companies. Also included is information on expenses, required documents, maritime rules, and the vessel registration process.
The web version of Logistics Management magazine serves professionals in the field of logistics and supply chain management. The site provides an array of information such as current news, logistics research, and various supply chain guides. Users are also able to subscribe to a variety of free newsletters on logistics and supply chain management.
MarineLink.com is the online home for the Maritime Reporter and MarineNews magazines. This website provides breaking business news, information on events, regulations, and developments within the shipping industry. Videos and webinars regarding the marine industry are also provided by the site.
The Namibia Logistics Association (NLA) is a non-profit organization designed to represent the Namibian logistics industry and serve as a means for communicating shared concerns of its members. The NLA site provides information about the association itself, its services, membership, news, and events.
Transglobal Express is a logistics company located in the United Kingdom that provides useful tools for shipping products abroad. This website features an online rate comparison tool which allows international businesses to find the most cost effective way of exporting their products to foreign markets. Free quotes are provided and the site also contains a section dedicated to providing the latest news regarding international shipping.
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Transport, Logistics, and Trade Facilitation website provides pertinent information on developments in international trade and transportation. News and events regarding trade logistics are listed on the site alongside various research documents and newsletters.
United Parcel Services of America (UPS) Supply Chain Solutions provides various services for international trade including transportation and freight, logistics, and consulting. Specific services include import/export technologies, customs brokerage, design and planning, and distribution.