Friday, October 11, 2013
Against the backdrop of sluggish GDP growth and improving manufacturing numbers, up and down employment, and many other numbers furnished by the federal government which are largely unavailable now, due to the federal government shutdown, the economic waters remain as murky as ever.
Posted on 10/11 at 01:43 PM
Thursday, October 10, 2013
As of this morning, @LogisticsMgmtMag has 14,814 followers and has posted 3,996 Tweets. Not too shabby considering that when we started doing this we were very unclear on how we would use Twitter and how we would grow it.
Posted on 10/10 at 08:47 AM
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Tuesday, October 08, 2013
While the National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that imports have not been curtailed by the federal government shutdown, the story for U.S. exporters appears to be another matter
Monday, October 07, 2013
Both major Southern California ocean cargo gateways are now searching for new executive directors.
Posted on 10/07 at 08:26 AM
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Friday, October 04, 2013
In keeping with emerging market forecasts posted here by leading trade analysts, port authorities estimate that 30,000 Ford vehicles will be exported through Portland to China for the first time.
Thursday, October 03, 2013
The Port of Oakland’s newly-appointed executive director, Chris Lytle, gives a major address at an industry luncheon today to outline his vision. Meanwhile, the port he left behind – Long Beach – struggles to find a replacement.
Posted on 10/03 at 11:35 AM
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Whether or not the federal government is open or not, one thing (among many, to be sure) that remains largely inactive is the lack of any semblance of meaningful progress when it comes to fixing the many issues stemming from the federal gasoline tax.
Friday, September 27, 2013
It is clear that the economy, and to a larger extent the freight economy, remain in a bit of a holding pattern.
Posted on 09/27 at 10:54 AM
Monday, September 23, 2013
The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners recently voted in favor of port staff’s recommendation to eliminate a never-used container fee created nearly six years ago to help finance major rail, highway and bridge improvement projects.
Posted on 09/23 at 03:08 PM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
These short 5 questions address the business basics, or essential questions that a shipper should be able to answer for every carrier they use.
Posted on 09/18 at 04:40 PM
In case you did not notice, Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx recently announced that the DOT’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) 2013 program received roughly $474 million for 52 transportation projects in 37 states.
Posted on 09/18 at 08:47 AM
Friday, September 13, 2013
Four global shipping industry organizations are calling on the International Maritime Organization to approve a “carefully negotiated and crafted compromise” this fall that aims to address the problem of misdeclared cargo container weights
Posted on 09/13 at 11:06 AM
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Large companies in North America and Europe are now losing over 250,000 jobs each year in IT, finance, and other key business services areas
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
On this day of remembrance and tribute for those who lost their lives in terrorist attacks, logistics professionals may also reflect upon some of the steps taken to prevent a similar event from taking place on our soil again.
Posted on 09/11 at 09:13 AM
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
It appears that there are some encouraging things happening on the economic front that maybe, just maybe, could be cause for some long-term optimism.
Posted on 09/10 at 10:16 AM
Port Tracker •