Tuesday, June 05, 2012
With stalled new job growth and stagnant increases in worker compensation, one might assume that organized labor would welcome contract extensions at one of our nation’s largest seaports. But we are talking about Oakland
Monday, June 04, 2012
A railroad expert provides guidance on things rail shippers should be in the know on.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Earlier today, the United States Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis released its second estimate for first quarter real gross domestic product (GDP), which checked in at 1.9 percent. This is short of the fourth quarter’s 3.0 percent and also short of the advance estimate for the first quarter, which was 2.2 percent.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
A prominent air cargo security expert shared some insight with LM about the TSA's new December deadline for 100 percent cargo screening on international inbound flights to the U.S.
According to published reports, many large companies have made public plans to reshore portions of their manufacturing to the U.S. over the past two years, including Caterpillar, Nissan, NCR, Yamaha, Ford, and Electrolux. Earlier this year, both Boeing and GE said they were committed to moving parts of their offshore manufacturing capabilities back to the U.S.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The need for changes in CSA were made loud and clear by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) this week, when its Board of Directors formally called on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to make what it said are badly needed changes.
Monday, May 21, 2012
A Financial Times report noted that Royal Dutch Shell expects U.S. natural gas prices to double by 2015, as they rebound from the ten-year lows due to the shale gas boom at a time when U.S.-based demand for natural gas continues to rise.
Posted on 05/21 at 02:52 PM
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Friday, May 18, 2012
While we join the Institute for Supply Management its praise for its outgoing CEO, we welcome the news that the top position will be filled by Thomas W. Derry
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Housing starts were up 2.6 percent in April at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 717,000 compared to March’s revised estimate. This represents a 29.9 percent year-over-year gain from April 2011. A nearly 30 percent increase. What exactly does that tell us—that a year ago at this time housing starts were still basically terrible or that things are really getting better. I suspect that it is a combination of both.
Despite ongoing uncertainty in Europe, exports are expected to remain a driving force of Germany's economic strength
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
When making a list of the several elements working against the competitive position of the Port of Oakland, we can now add one more: the San Francisco Bar Pilots
Sunday, May 13, 2012
If a proposed sports stadium plan moves beyond the “Arena Advisory Panel,” and on to a referendum, things could become much worse
Friday, May 11, 2012
Data from Cass Information Systems in conjunction with investment firm Avondale Partners mostly showed gains for both truckload and intermodal rates in April.
Posted on 05/11 at 12:16 PM
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
The USPS today released a new strategy, which it said could keep the smallest U.S. post offices open for business “while providing a framework to achieve significant cost savings” in an effort to regain financial solvency.
Posted on 05/09 at 02:51 PM
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Evergreen Group chairman Dr. Yung-Fa Chang honored in Japan with Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star