Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Our trading partners have long maintained that expanding screening with available technology would slow the flow of commerce and drive up costs to consumers without bringing significant security benefits
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
The city of Rio de Janeiro experienced a 142% increase in recorded cargo theft incidents in the first quarter of 2014, compared to the same time frame in 2013.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Missing somewhere amid the recent hubbub regarding the positive steps being taken by both Congress (and the White House, for that matter) in terms of advancing legislation that would help keep the current federal authorization intact for maybe the next several years, is some good, old fashioned pessimism.
Posted on 05/28 at 10:56 AM
Friday, May 23, 2014
When it comes to how the harsh winter weather impacted manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations, it was not nearly as dire as it was for freight transportation and logistics, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Spring 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast that was issued earlier this month.
Posted on 05/23 at 10:20 AM
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Transpacific container lines continue to experience a surge in eastbound bookings that began in January and is expected to continue into the second half of 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
When it comes to the financial dire straits of the United States Postal Service, the common refrain goes something like this: another quarter, another loss.
Posted on 05/15 at 10:25 AM
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Analysts say that the Caribbean Basin Partnership Act – which was broadened more than a decade ago – may eventually be replaced by a “Free Trade Area of the Americas” act.
Friday, May 09, 2014
Through my engagement in industry associations such as TIA, NASSTRAC and the NIT League, I have the opportunity to periodically talk with our political leaders and government officials in order to learn about and understand the issues affecting shippers, brokers, and third parties. I recently conducted an interview with Administrator Anne Ferro, who has responsibility for leading the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (or FMCSA), and she shared some valuable insights about the issues FMCSA is addressing.
Posted on 05/09 at 02:12 AM
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Are things what they seem when we look at how the economy currently stands? Given what we have seen and experienced in recent years, it remains as valid a question as ever, it seems.
Posted on 05/08 at 10:23 AM
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) released its 2014 Salary Survey that revealed a decrease in salary for the average professional, and the fact that compensation was the most important factor for job candidates evaluating job opportunities in the supply chain industry.
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
The Warehousing Education and Research Council provided a fresh forum for ocean cargo concerns
Monday, April 28, 2014
Logistics managers have another reason to be concerned about upcoming U.S. West Coast dockside labor negotiations, say industry analysts.
Posted on 04/28 at 09:50 AM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Last year at this time, retailers were relieved to learn that a tentative agreement on a new labor contract had been reached by dockside labor and management on the U.S. East and Gulf coasts. But not without considerable blood on the floor.
Monday, April 21, 2014
When the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) convenes for its annual conference in Chicago next week, they’ll be visiting the nation’s largest inland port.
Posted on 04/21 at 08:50 AM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
AgTC will provide unique market intelligence at next annual meeting in San Francisco this June