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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
West Coast •
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Newsroom Notes takes a look at some of the biggest stories and themes in logistics for 2014.
Posted on 12/18 at 10:30 AM
Friday, December 12, 2014
In reviewing the proposed $1.01 trillion Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 hammered out in Congress late last week, the American Association of Port Authorities noted that there are significant increases for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Harbor Maintenance Tax operations and maintenance activities and construction budgets, and for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grants program.
Posted on 12/12 at 04:29 PM
Monday, December 08, 2014
More progress is needed for federal goals of carbon pollution reduction to see subsequent supply chain gains.
Posted on 12/08 at 01:52 PM
White House •
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Based on the data source you look at, there are two distinctly, but, at times, overlapping cases being made for the state of manufacturing here in the United States.
Posted on 12/04 at 10:10 AM
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
At a time when representatives rarely agree upon anything, U.S. House and Senate leaders from both the Republican and Democratic Parties are jointly sponsoring a bill to establish a national maritime policy to encourage U.S.-flag shipping.
Monday, December 01, 2014
While it comes as no surprise that Thanksgiving weekend is commonly viewed as the true beginning of the holiday shopping season, it appears that, perhaps, the booming shopping volumes that come along with time spent with family and friends, too much turkey and football may take a bit longer to materialize than originally anticipated.
Posted on 12/01 at 10:52 AM
retail sales •
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.