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Monday, February 09, 2015

While both sides are doing what they feel is best for their members, the impasse between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore Warehouse and Union is severely impacting West Coast port operations, and, to a larger extent, the supply chain in more than a few ways. The impasse between the parties has been well-documented in both the trade and mainstream press, and at time that is no easy task, given the many starts and (mostly) stops this situation has seen.
Posted on 02/09 at 03:18 PM
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Thursday, February 05, 2015

Looking at the planned $29 million in projected 2015 spending, the AAR said that equates to roughly $79 million a day, while bringing the total investment made by freight railroads going back to 1980 to $575 billion.
Posted on 02/05 at 01:54 PM
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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Judging by the follow-up questions we received, we’ve hit only the tip of the ice berg. John Larkin of Stifel Nicolaus answers attendees questions relating to the Truckload and Less-Than-Truckload sector.
Posted on 02/03 at 03:17 PM
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Friday, January 30, 2015

The tired cliché of “Perfect Storm,” is probably lost on East Coast shippers now weathering fierce winter winds and snow, but the expression still has currency on the Pacific Rim.
Posted on 01/30 at 11:48 AM
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Thursday, January 29, 2015

When it comes to Congress actually getting its act together on a new long-term federal transportation bill, things remain as status quo as it gets, with the big takeaway being nothing really ever gets done, when it comes to passing a badly overdue and needed bill, rather than these band-aid extensions Congress keeps signing off on.
Posted on 01/29 at 12:03 PM
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

With lower energy prices sparking domestic economic gains, coupled with solid manufacturing and industrial production activity, improving jobs numbers, and a GDP number that shows progress, there is, or there should be, much to be enthused about when it comes to the economy and the economic recovery, which has been raised and discussed and dissected from basically every angle possible, it seems. But that enthusiasm regarding the economy needs to be tempered, because big headline themes seldom tell the full story at all really.
Posted on 01/28 at 11:50 AM
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), representing employers at 29 ports, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which represents 20,000 dockworkers, have come to a tentative agreement on a key issue in ongoing contract negotiations.
Posted on 01/27 at 11:30 AM
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A global logistics hub envisioned for Oakland's decommissioned army base takes a big step forward beginning today. The Port of Oakland and Union Pacific Railroad start construction to link the site with UP’s main line.
Posted on 01/21 at 01:28 PM
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Friday, January 16, 2015

Holiday package deliveries faced a far less bumpy road in 2014 compared to 2013.
Posted on 01/16 at 03:10 AM
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Monday, January 12, 2015

A Reuters report issued last week noted that the U.S. transportation and shipping network faced its “first big test of the winter” last week, which saw very cold and low wind chill-based conditions throughout muck of the country, with Midwest temperatures were sub-zero but feeling more like 20-to-40 below, due to the wind.
Posted on 01/12 at 11:14 AM
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Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Federal mediators will begin working with the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to ratify a new contract.
Posted on 01/06 at 09:15 AM
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Monday, January 05, 2015

The ISM reported that the PMI, the report’s key index to measure growth, dropped 3.2 percent to 55.5 (a PMI of 50 or greater represents growth). Even with this decline, the PMI remains in a decent spot over all. December’s PMI is 0.3 percent below the 12-month average of 55.8 and 3.6 percent below its highest reading, going back to the 59.1 recorded in March 2011.
Posted on 01/05 at 11:54 AM
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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The dubiously dubbed “Grand Canal of Nicaragua” bears a troubling resemblance to the phantom “Argentine Canal,” proposed in the 19th century. By all evidence, both ideas are frauds.
Posted on 12/31 at 10:04 AM
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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sounding evermore bellicose, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) ramped up the rhetoric recently, alleging that port congestion is a consequence of carrier/terminal conspiracies.
Posted on 12/30 at 10:15 AM
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The PMA, which represents employers at America’s 29 West Coast ports, has finally asked for federal mediation in its contract negotiations with the ILWU.
Posted on 12/23 at 11:53 AM
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