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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

U.S. West Coast seaports honored Independence Day by shutting down operations on Monday, July 4. As well they should. It may come as a surprise to many, that the ports were closed on July 5th as well.
Posted on 07/06 at 12:29 PM
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Friday, July 01, 2011

The Port of Long Beach, which has been promoting free market solutions to address air pollution concerns for some time, is celebrating the nation’s Independence Day weekend by closing an irksome contractual loophole
Posted on 07/01 at 06:38 AM
BlogsOcean FreightGreenOcean CargoPermalink


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Even a casual media observer likely knows that natural gas is high up on the list of “topic du jour” lately. It is not all that surprising, considering that the price of diesel fuel—while down in recent weeks—is still about a dollar more per gallon than it was a year ago.
Posted on 06/29 at 12:31 PM
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

As we discussed last week, air cargo shippers are increasingly concerned about the ongoing recovery of service in the Asia Pacific trade lanes.
Posted on 06/28 at 03:02 PM
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Friday, June 24, 2011

Last week, I told you I was heading to Atlanta soon for the eyefortransport 3PL Summit. Well, I am back now and I can tell you this: it was worth the trip.
Posted on 06/24 at 01:49 PM
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The cornerstone of America’s tech industry is forecasting increased global sales, and touting pro-business policies for lasting economic recovery
Posted on 06/21 at 11:21 AM
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Given the uncertain economic environment raising its head in the last few weeks, it looks like now may be a good time to hit the road. And that is exactly what I am doing tomorrow, when I push off to Atlanta for the 9th annual eyefortransport 3PL Summit.
Posted on 06/20 at 08:43 AM
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

While the International Air Transport Association further downgraded its 2011 airline industry profit forecast to $4 billion, Asia-Pacific carriers are expected to earn $2.1 billion—the most profitable of all regions.
Posted on 06/14 at 08:56 AM
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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

The tired old cliché, “thinking outside the box,” takes on new meaning when invoked by the world’s leading container shipping company
Posted on 06/07 at 01:27 PM
BlogsOcean FreightOcean CargoWorld TradePermalink


Friday, June 03, 2011

I don’t know what is harder: figuring out what the economy is doing or hitting a curve ball? While I was a decent enough hitter growing up, I did not see too many breaking balls. But given all the noise about which way the economy is moving, I may be heading back to the batting cages.
Posted on 06/03 at 01:26 PM
BlogsFreightTruckingSupply Chain ManagementLogisticsEconomyEmploymentPermalink


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Institute for Supply Management has announced that Norbert J. Ore is retiring from his position as Manufacturing Business Survey Committee Chair.

Friday, May 27, 2011

The San Francisco Heritage Foundation maintains that Port City (by Michael Corbett; San Francisco Architectural Heritage, 248 pages; $65.00) represents a first in terms of providing a comprehensive story of the Port of San Francisco.
Posted on 05/27 at 09:23 AM
BlogsOcean FreightGlobal TradeOcean CargoPermalink


Thursday, May 26, 2011

While supply chain velocity is always a shipper concern, cargo security remains one of the highest priorities for seaports throughout the Western Hemisphere.
Posted on 05/26 at 07:32 AM
BlogsOcean FreightOcean CargoSecurityPermalink


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

According to the Talent Shortage Survey, employers are already using a range of strategies to overcome the difficulties they face in finding the right talent, at the right time, in the right place.
Posted on 05/25 at 07:44 AM
BlogsGlobal TradeSupply ChainEducationPermalink


Friday, May 20, 2011

Earlier today, my inbox pointed me to an e-mail from the American Trucking Associations (ATA), which highlighted the fact that the United States freight economy—especially trucking—is poised for liftoff following the depths of the Great Recession. This information is gleaned from the ATA’s U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2022, which was put together by the ATA, IHS Global Insight, and Martin Labbe Associates.
Posted on 05/20 at 11:53 AM
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