Thursday, November 10, 2011
One surprising finding in the UPS-sponsored "Change in the (Supply) Chain" survey was that sustainability ranked above well-known issues such as cost and responsiveness
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
One of the bright spots in recent export activity has been the surge in demand for U.S.-manufactured microchips. But there's a sinister threat lurking in the supply chain to disrupt this trend.
Monday, November 07, 2011
When holiday shopping season picks up, December 12 and December 22 could shape up to be two of its busiest days.
Despite recent actions taken by the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) to address an onerous situation, “captive shippers” will continue to pay a monopoly tax on their rail shipments
Posted on 11/07 at 09:51 AM
Rail Freight •
Monday, October 31, 2011
Beneficial cargo owners are rightfully concerned that the Occupy Wall Street movement may cause disruption at the nation’s seaports
Posted on 10/31 at 10:45 AM
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Earlier today, the Department of Commerce announced that U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose by 2.5 percent in the third quarter. This is a good sign but it should not even begin to suggest that happy days are here again.
Can Republicans and Democrats agree on anything? The American Association of Port Authorities certainly hopes so
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
There's more than meets the eye in the EU carbon trading story unfolding this week
Monday, October 24, 2011
The news regarding a tepid economic recovery is clearly far from new, we have been reading about it and experiencing it in one way or another for a while now. We have been told that things will be better “soon” on more than one occasion, yet things continue to stagnate.
IHS said the highlight in the very busy upcoming week will be the advance GDP release, which will show the economy growing at its fastest pace in the third quarter of 2011 since the second quarter of 2010
Friday, October 21, 2011
Robert McEllrath – president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, who was arrested recently for leading a riot at the Port of Longview in which six security guards were held hostage – is now encouraging other acts of civil disobedience nationwide
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The Maritime Union of New Zealand is rightly contending that the responsibility for the Rena disaster lies with Government and authorities as much as with individual crew members
Monday, October 17, 2011
It is no secret that the trucking industry is not without its challenges. To cite a few examples, go look at what is happening with the proposed Hours-of-Service (HOS) changes, CSA, relatively high diesel prices or any number of other issues.
The annual GreenBiz Innovation Forum in San Francisco last week yielded some remarkable information and insight on how major U.S. corporations are entering a new phase of sustainable supply chain creation
Friday, October 14, 2011
In September, the consumer sentiment index inched up as the negativity related to the political bickering and finger pointing in Washington D.C. over the debt ceiling crisis started to wear off a little, said analysts at IHS Global Insight.