Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Getting items ordered online to your home on a same-day basis is as important or relevant as it needs to be, and it depends on things like the type of products being ordered and its relative urgency as well. This was put into better perspective for me during a recent conversation I had with Dr. Victor Allis, CEO of Quintiq, a supply chain vendor specializing in a single optimization and planning platform.
Posted on 07/23 at 11:42 AM
Monday, July 21, 2014
Amid the talk and coverage about things negatively impacting the trucking industry like increasing regulations, tight capacity, and equipment-related issues and challenges, there is one thing to always remember about the sector: it moves a lot of freight, make that more than a lot, actually.
Posted on 07/21 at 11:10 AM
Friday, July 18, 2014
The good news is that while there is no contract extension in place, both parties have pledged to keep cargo moving.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
When the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) stages its annual Expo in September, much of the limelight will be placed on the vibrant and fast growing host city of Long Beach.
Monday, July 14, 2014
While many shippers are concerned about the progress (or lack thereof) in West Coast labor relationships, ocean carriers serving the trade have expressed optimism by announcing a proposed rate hike.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
A letter from the NRF and nearly 70 other supply chain stakeholders to PMA and ILWU leadership is calling for a new labor agreement to keep a tenuous situation from becoming untenable.
Posted on 07/09 at 01:40 PM
Monday, July 07, 2014
Hamburg Sud and Evergreen finished closely behind in the AgTC voting, and were also recognized for their superior performance. Congratulations to all three.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Shippers have been assured that negotiations for a new labor contract covering nearly 20,000 dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports will continue to move forward.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
The Agriculture Transportation Coalition’s 26th annual meeting convenes in San Francisco today, as shippers confront a whole host of new challenges.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
In the Wall Street Journal this week, a report cited how Henry Paulson, for U.S. Treasury Secretary, Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York, and hedge-fund billionaire Tom Steyer banded together to issue a bipartisan report, entitled “Risky Business” that stresses the point that “climate change could cost the country billions of dollars over the next two decades,” and, as Paulson said in the article, “to depoliticize the climate change debate and instead focus on how it poses an economic threat to U.S. businesses.
Monday, June 23, 2014
With the economy ostensibly in a state of perpetual flux, at least since 2007 anyhow, we have seen many lows and some high points along the way and in between.
Posted on 06/23 at 10:45 AM
While U.S. shippers may have been surprised by China’s decision to oppose the P3 Network, there had been rumblings of discontent voiced by their counterparts in Hong Kong for some time.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Since the new motor carrier driver Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations took effect in July 2013, there has been more than a little bit of subsequent criticism aimed at these revised regulations, specifically its restart provision.
Posted on 06/19 at 10:11 AM
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
China's Ministry of Commerce – citing anti-trust concerns – noted that the P3 Netword would control 47% of the Asia-to-Europe container shipping market, and failed to demonstrate that it would bring more benefit than harm to shippers’ interest.
Monday, June 16, 2014
As the first half of 2014 is nearly complete, the less-than-truckload (LTL) sector appears to have a fair amount of positives working in its favor, including better-than-expected volumes and decent pricing, among others.
Posted on 06/16 at 10:55 AM