Monday, August 26, 2013
Some of the biggest gains in U.S. exports due to a widening U.S. production-cost advantage over leading European nations and Japan are likely to be seen in chemicals, machinery, and transportation equipment, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Not long ago, we heard a lot about an improving housing market and automotive sales on the rise, which clearly both bode well for economic growth. Both these developments are still occurring, which is great, but it is still not close to being good enough, is it?
Posted on 08/20 at 07:21 AM
Friday, August 16, 2013
Matson, Inc. had another solid quarter, driven by continuing strength in its Hawaii trade, modest volume gains in its other trade lanes and a better result in Logistics. And while most “mega” carriers lost money this year, this specialized one found a way to make some.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Major shippers still focus on speed-to-market and eliminating waste in the supply chain,” said Foster Finley, managing director at AlixPartners and head of its Logistics & Distribution Practice
Posted on 08/12 at 04:21 PM
Supply Chain •
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Communication – whether it be technological or interpersonal – is the key to advancing every port’s agenda
Monday, August 05, 2013
Following the tragic event on July 6 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, when a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway train carrying crude oil derailed, resulting in a massive explosion and 47 casualties, Transport Canada, the Canadian equivalent of the United States Department of Transportation, issued an emergency directive designed to increase rail safety.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
With both China and India losing ground within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this past year, it appears that tiny Singapore is regaining business from U.S. multinationals seeking a stable shipping and sourcing alternative.
Monday, July 29, 2013
An expert offers up advice for shippers regarding how to deal with rising diesel costs.
Posted on 07/29 at 09:30 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, July 22, 2013
It has only been barely three weeks since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) new motor carrier Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules took effect.
Before the July 1 effective date, there was (and still remains really) much speculation and conjecture surrounding exactly what the impact of the new rules is or will eventually turn out to be.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Despite a promising start this year, U.S. exports are failing to gain the traction needed for sustainable long-term growth.
Friday, July 12, 2013
In the not-so-distant past the great cargo seaports in our global marketplace were fairly fixed destinations, with little incentive to change.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Even if a sales tax is applied for online purchases, the e-commerce supply chain will likely emerge unscathed.
Monday, July 08, 2013
Seasonally adjusted employment data released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that staffing firms added 9,500 new jobs from May to June (up 0.4%).
New Department of Transportation Secretary will need to hit the ground running in order to best address the myriad tasks at hand in his new gig.
Posted on 07/08 at 09:16 AM
Sunday, July 07, 2013
Jones Lang LaSalle’s Seaport Index traces port success to infrastructure improvements, connectivity, availability of distribution center space, and proximity to population density