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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Newsroom Notes takes a look at some of the biggest stories and themes in logistics for 2014.
Posted on 12/18 at 10:30 AM
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Friday, December 12, 2014

In reviewing the proposed $1.01 trillion Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 hammered out in Congress late last week, the American Association of Port Authorities noted that there are significant increases for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Harbor Maintenance Tax operations and maintenance activities and construction budgets, and for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grants program.
Posted on 12/12 at 04:29 PM
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Monday, December 08, 2014

More progress is needed for federal goals of carbon pollution reduction to see subsequent supply chain gains.
Posted on 12/08 at 01:52 PM
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Thursday, December 04, 2014

Based on the data source you look at, there are two distinctly, but, at times, overlapping cases being made for the state of manufacturing here in the United States.
Posted on 12/04 at 10:10 AM
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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

At a time when representatives rarely agree upon anything, U.S. House and Senate leaders from both the Republican and Democratic Parties are jointly sponsoring a bill to establish a national maritime policy to encourage U.S.-flag shipping.
Posted on 12/02 at 05:16 PM
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Monday, December 01, 2014

While it comes as no surprise that Thanksgiving weekend is commonly viewed as the true beginning of the holiday shopping season, it appears that, perhaps, the booming shopping volumes that come along with time spent with family and friends, too much turkey and football may take a bit longer to materialize than originally anticipated.
Posted on 12/01 at 10:52 AM
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Recent US West Coast port congestion issues have temporarily reversed the long-term modal shift from air to ocean as shippers seek alternative ways to make sure their goods hit the stores in time for the US holiday season, note analysts at Drewry Supply Chain Advisors in London.
Posted on 12/01 at 09:11 AM
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Port of Oakland has undertaken a series of measures in recent years to attract more import volume.
Posted on 11/26 at 02:05 PM
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Agriculture Transportation Coalition has asked the Administration to bring in a federal mediator to help resolve the negotiations, and if a strike or lockout occurs, the AgTC advocates the rarely-invoked Taft-Hartley Act.
Posted on 11/19 at 04:43 PM
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A new threat to U.S. West Coast port productivity surfaced yesterday, as the Teamsters began organizing independent owner-operated truckers.
Posted on 11/18 at 09:04 AM
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Friday, November 14, 2014

The PMA is asking the ILWU to agree to a temporary contract extension so that Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCOs), truck drivers, and other stakeholders may be spared ongoing hardship.
Posted on 11/14 at 04:04 PM
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

While brick and mortar retailers that were hopeful Congress would pass the Marketplace Fairness Act, they are not likely to be pleased, as House Speaker John Boehner indicated he would block the measure, with the WSJ explaining that House Republicans “never warmed to the bill, worrying that voters could view it as an indirect tax increase.”
Posted on 11/12 at 01:54 PM
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While most major Transpacific ocean carriers are still losing money, aligning themselves in “rate stablization” agreements, and barely providing reliable service, Matson Inc., is breaking the mold.
Posted on 11/12 at 08:50 AM
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Friday, November 07, 2014

No congestion issues here, as gateway looks for more outbound bulk and breakbulk options
Posted on 11/07 at 04:15 PM
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Thursday, November 06, 2014

Unlike past years, the second half of the year is following the first half in that in many respects economic growth is still intact.
Posted on 11/06 at 02:06 PM
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