Friday, May 08, 2015
The air cargo industry is on a “solid but unspectacular growth trend,” notes The International Air Transport Association (IATA). More worrying however, is that there is little evidence today that would point towards an acceleration as the year goes on.
Posted on 05/08 at 09:17 AM
Air Cargo •
Friday, May 01, 2015
Even though the immediate prospects of a long-term federal surface transportation authorization remain dim, various media reports suggest that at least short-term help could be on the way.
Posted on 05/01 at 08:46 AM
Thursday, April 30, 2015
The recent Iranian seizure of a cargo vessel in the Strait of Hormuz has created a national security problem for the United States
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Even if things on the economic front “feel” better, does that mean they actually are better? Honestly, that question bears repeating and is worth asking in light of today’s first quarter GDP estimate from the United States Department of Commerce.
Posted on 04/29 at 11:13 AM
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Ocean cargo carrier service reliability across the three core East-West trades hit a five-month peak in March with an aggregate on-time performance of 64 percent, according to Carrier Performance Insight, the online schedule reliability tool provided by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.
Posted on 04/21 at 08:24 AM
Ocean Cargo •
Monday, April 20, 2015
The Airforwarders Association, which represents more than 360 companies that move air cargo through the supply chain, today applauded an agreement reached by Congressional leaders to advance legislation giving the President authority to conclude key global trade agreements.
Friday, April 17, 2015
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) applauded introduction of The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015), which is bipartisan legislation to modernize and renew U.S. Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) invites readers to participate in a short survey regarding Supply Chain Visibility in their organizations.
Posted on 04/15 at 08:32 AM
Supply Chain •
Ocean Cargo •
Monday, April 13, 2015
The Port of Mariel – The infamous point of exodus for thousands of Cuban refugees seeking freedom in the U.S. – may soon become a magnet for Caribbean Basin trade.
Posted on 04/13 at 08:55 AM
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Despite the never-ending state of cold weather in the Northeast, which really is no exaggeration as I see falling snow out of my office window at the moment the calendar says that next week marks the kickoff of the annual NASSTRAC Shippers Conference and Transportation Expo.
Posted on 04/09 at 09:15 AM
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
In its newsletter, The Dispatcher, the ILW updated its members on how it is helping win “living wages” for dockworkers in Panama.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Last week was an interesting week. On Monday, I was in Orlando taking part in a panel that addressed 200 transportation and logistics professionals at an industry conference. As part of our panel discussion, we highlighted some sobering trends in transportation that could result in 15% to 20% rate increases for shippers over the next three years.
Posted on 04/02 at 08:22 AM
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
How the food giants integrate supply chain operations is one of the most interesting components of the recently-announced merger between H.J. Heinz Co. and The Kraft Foods Group.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Indications given by a splinter group of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union suggest that shippers should not assume the tentative contract with the Pacific Maritime Association is a “done deal.”
Posted on 03/26 at 09:21 AM
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The GSF calls on the EU, US, and Chinese regulatory and competition authorities to share monitoring data and information to prevent potential competition abuses