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Early Return Date (ERD) Nightmares and What to Do

Early Return Date (ERD) Nightmares and What to Do

ERD (Earliest Return Date, sometimes called Early Return Date). This simple 3-letter acronym has become a necessary evi...

Trade Documents: The Currency of Trade

Trade Documents: The Currency of Trade

Your trade documents are probably the single most important thing to get right across your entire trade execution proces...

Intelligent Trade Contracts: The What, Why, and How

Intelligent Trade Contracts: The What, Why, and How

Intelligent Trade Contracts (ITCs) – whether integrated with your CTRM or ERP or used on their own – are one of the newe...

New Research by Harbor Trucking Association and TradeLanes.co Shows Health Of Nation’s Truckers, Rail Lines, Import, And Export Industries At Stake

New Research by Harbor Trucking Association and TradeLanes.co Shows Health Of Nation’s Truckers, Rail Lines, Import, And Export Industries At Stake

New research shows that the disruptions from detention and demurrage are wreaking havoc on the country’s intermodal carr...

Container scarcity: Another challenge shaking up Global trade

Container scarcity: Another challenge shaking up Global trade

The shortage of containers has world trade flow in jeopardy. There are just not enough empty containers available in the...

Yash Patel Joins TradeLanes.co to Grow US and Asia Business

Yash Patel Joins TradeLanes.co to Grow US and Asia Business

TradeLanes.co is pleased to announce that Yash Patel has been appointed as the new Enterprise Sales Account Executive.

Trade Execution as a Competitive Advantage (Part 2)

Trade Execution as a Competitive Advantage (Part 2)

Digitization + automation (buzzwords of the year in global trade) are table stakes, not enough. It’s imperative to coupl...

Trade Execution as a Competitive Advantage - Part 1

Trade Execution as a Competitive Advantage - Part 1

Based upon what we're hearing through our relationships with 40+ of the Top 100 US Exporters, we know that trade demands...

New Research:  Agricultural Exporters Hamstrung and Losing Money due to Changes to “Earliest Return Dates” by Ocean Shipping Carriers

New Research:  Agricultural Exporters Hamstrung and Losing Money due to Changes to “Earliest Return Dates” by Ocean Shipping Carriers

A new research report shows that ocean carriers’ uncommunicated changes to “Earliest Return Date” are hitting bottom li...

Protected against cyber attacks - where are your gaps?

Protected against cyber attacks - where are your gaps?

There is a 400% increase in attempted hacks coinciding with when maritime industry turned to greater use of technology; ...

Containers, containers, containers

Containers, containers, containers

The good news is that empty containers are coming into the US in record numbers.

Perspective from an emerging leader in logistics: Nairoby Asprilla dishes on the ocean freight transportation challenges amid a pandemic

Perspective from an emerging leader in logistics: Nairoby Asprilla dishes on the ocean freight transportation challenges amid a pandemic

We believe deeply in supporting emerging leaders in the global trade and logistics industry. Today, we’re sharing an art...

Media Release: TradeLanes.co raises $4 million to digitize global trade

TradeLanes.co raises an additional $4 million in funding to digitize global trade for container-based shipping

Ange Peyandane Expands TradeLanes.co Footprint to London, EMEA

Ange Peyandane Expands TradeLanes.co Footprint to London, EMEA

Ange Peyandane has been appointed as the new Senior Enterprise Sales Account Executive for TradeLanes.co, the world’s on...

ephyto Industry Update

ephyto Industry Update

Note: This is an update that is only relevant to those interested in the technical aspects of how ephyto is advancing in...

Containers Don’t Lie: Global Trade Forecast with Lori Ann LaRocco

Containers Don’t Lie: Global Trade Forecast with Lori Ann LaRocco

A conversation about LaRocco's Containers Don't Lie and global trade reveals some unpredicted outcomes in pricing (and p...

Congrats to the Specialty Crop Trade Council

Congrats to the Specialty Crop Trade Council

We were thrilled to sponsor the Specialty Crop Trade Council's annual meeting this past Tuesday and wanted to send a sho...

U.S. Ag Seeks Support on Global Trade + China Deal from White House

U.S. Ag Seeks Support on Global Trade + China Deal from White House

Copy of the letter soliciting support from the White House to represent the interests of the U.S. Agriculture community ...

Executive perspective: Export challenges for specialty foods + what future holds

Executive perspective: Export challenges for specialty foods + what future holds

President of Rio Del Mar Foods, Richard Burright, shares insights on the effects of covid-19 on their export operations....

Can U.S. Growers Help Meet the Food Security Challenges?

Can U.S. Growers Help Meet the Food Security Challenges?

For U.S. growers, gaining operational edge is even more important than ever. Bulk exporters iare going to need to figure...

Covid-19 spotlights need for new approach to risk

Covid-19 spotlights need for new approach to risk

More than ever it seems that non-financial risk needs to be at the center of the process for investors to be good fiduci...

U.S. Grains Council Riffs on Resiliency

U.S. Grains Council Riffs on Resiliency

Allison Nepveux, Trade Policy Manager at U.S. Grains Council, riffs on global trade and resiliency in this guest blog fo...

What Our Customers are Saying about Supply Chain + Operational Resilience

What Our Customers are Saying about Supply Chain + Operational Resilience

The global coronavirus pandemic has pushed supply chain resilience to the forefront of everyone’s attention. Here's what...

Working remotely on global trade ops in the time of Covid-19

Working remotely on global trade ops in the time of Covid-19

Remote work is the new imperative. TradeLanes designed a platform so exporters can manage trade execution operations onl...

Update: COVID-19 effect on container shipping

Update: COVID-19 effect on container shipping

COVID-19 is hitting container shipping particularly hard. We have already seen almost 200 blank sailings from Asia to No...

The Difference between Good and Great Exporters: Managing Letters of Credit in a Digital Age

Good exporters focus on building good relationships and getting deals done: negotiating mutually acceptable terms with a...