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Thursday, January 10, 2013

A diverse coalition of over 120 local, state and national stakeholders, ranging from farmers and manufacturers to retailers and wholesalers – representing the totality of the global supply chain – sent a letter today to the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd. (USMX) urging both sides to remain at the negotiating table until they “reach a new long-term contract.”
Posted on 01/10 at 11:29 AM
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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

With Congress waiting until past January 1 to hammer out a deal for the so-called Fiscal Cliff, there is at least one less problem to worry about for now anyhow.
Posted on 01/02 at 09:46 AM
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Monday, December 31, 2012

As we approach a new year, shippers will no doubt reflect upon the many challenges and opportunities they faced in 2012.
Posted on 12/31 at 07:58 AM
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Friday, December 28, 2012

If the International Longshoremen's Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance fail to come to terms on a master contract by midnight tomorrow, East Coast shippers will face a dismal start of the new year.
Posted on 12/28 at 11:23 AM
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Monday, December 24, 2012

This holiday season, let’s remember those toiling on the high seas, who make ocean cargo shipping the key symbol of globalization. It’s lonely and often dangerous work, done by professionals who – for the most part – remain background players in the worldwide distribution network. Without them, however, the backbone of the supply chain would surely crumble.
Posted on 12/24 at 10:51 AM
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Friday, December 14, 2012

A potential labor strike by longshoremen along the US East and Gulf Coasts at the end of the year could have devastating economic consequences as inventory depletion, rerouting, hoarding, and price speculation ripple through supply chains of global companies, Marsh warned in a new report published this week.
Posted on 12/14 at 08:31 AM
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Monday, December 10, 2012

To understand just how frustrated shippers have become with stalled labor/management talks, one need only read the latest plea for reason.
Posted on 12/10 at 08:34 AM
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Friday, December 07, 2012

At this time of year, everyone likes to bask in the holiday season and take stock of all the things in life we are grateful for and fortunate to have. Unfortunately, a resilient and thriving economy is still not on that list.
Posted on 12/07 at 09:29 AM
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Monday, December 03, 2012

Group News Editor Jeff Berman offers his list of the 12 news stories that helped shape "the year that was" in logistics and transportation management. The list touches on the impact CSA will make on rates and capacity, how YRC’s comeback is affecting the LTL landscape, and how the DOT’s new Freight Policy Council could help our domestic freight network stay competitive in the global economy.
Posted on 12/03 at 12:07 PM
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has urged both parties in the LA Port labor dispute to return to the bargaining table
Posted on 11/29 at 09:54 AM
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

While many U.S. West Coast ports have been benefitting from overseas demand for raw materials, even some of the largest East Coast ocean cargo gateways are seizing the opportunity
Posted on 11/27 at 07:30 PM
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Friday, November 23, 2012

Consumer sentiment has taken a hit after the presidential election due to increased awareness by many Americans of the fiscal cliff and stock market volatility.
Posted on 11/23 at 10:40 AM
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Monday, November 19, 2012

Had enough of reading and hearing about companies scaling back investment, research, and hiring plans, due to the pending Fiscal Cliff and other things like economic uncertainty? Well, hold on for a while, because this stuff is not fading away anytime soon.
Posted on 11/19 at 02:33 PM
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The National Retail Federation today urged President Obama and Congress to come up with a plan to avoid the “fiscal cliff” by Thanksgiving, saying uncertainty over the pending combination of tax hikes and spending cuts threatens consumer confidence during the holiday shopping season that begins on Black Friday
Posted on 11/14 at 04:04 PM
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Saturday, November 10, 2012

When the NITL’s 105th annual meeting & TransComp exhibition convenes in Anaheim this week, there’s bound to be considerable attention paid to the pending expansion of the Panama Canal. Shippers will learn that West Coast ports will not remain complacent.
Posted on 11/10 at 01:27 PM
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