Monday, December 01, 2014
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.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Port of Oakland has undertaken a series of measures in recent years to attract more import volume.
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
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
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
West Coast Ports •
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
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.
Friday, November 07, 2014
No congestion issues here, as gateway looks for more outbound bulk and breakbulk options
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
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
While the holiday season is known to bring good tidings and cheer to all, it may also come with another thing that is not so pleasant: higher rate freights. That was the thesis of a commentary written by Mark Montague, industry pricing analyst and chief market-watcher for DAT, a Portland, Ore.-based subsidiary of TransCore.
Posted on 10/29 at 01:05 PM
Monday, October 27, 2014
Every year, some numbers within forecasts get bigger and bigger. Numbers that are no exception to that are the holiday-related forecasts issued around this time of year by industry bellwethers FedEx and UPS.
Posted on 10/27 at 11:28 AM
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Of special interest to readers of Logistics Management will be “Americas Update,” which will look into the future of the market in the Americas and assess how firms will be able to favorably position themselves to compete and win market share.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
In order to get a better perspective on how things can be better in 2014 than 2013, LM spoke with Dr. Victor Allis, CEO of Quintiq, a supply chain vendor specializing in a single optimization and planning platform. Allis provided a unique perspective of the challenges faced last year by various supply chain stakeholders, one of which was managing demand with some help from sales and operations planning (SOP) processes.
Posted on 10/14 at 03:34 PM
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has launched a campaign is urging Congress to meet the dredging funding commitments made in the 2014 Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA).
Monday, October 06, 2014
Not only is the truck driver shortage ostensibly a problem that won’t go away, the situation appears to have become exacerbated compared to previous sentiments in recent years.
Given that this dilemma is far from new, there are also more related problems, at least on the surface, when it comes to assessing just what needs to be done to remedy things.
Posted on 10/06 at 11:07 AM
Driver Shortage •