Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Even though the unemployment rate has fallen to 8.5 percent in recent months, IHS Global Insight continues to expect much labor market slack in the coming quarters
Monday, January 30, 2012
Don’t look now, but the terms “cautious optimism” and signs of improvement” remain at or near the top of the list, when people are asked to describe what is going on in terms of momentum of the economic kind.
Posted on 01/30 at 03:31 PM
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
For every shipper, the topic of supply chain security is always top of mind. That is why I was not entirely surprised to see today that the White House has issued what it’s calling the “National Strategy for Supply Chain Security.”
Monday, January 23, 2012
There is a common theme when it comes to transportation rates: they have been going up and are expected to continue to do so.
Posted on 01/23 at 03:52 PM
Friday, January 20, 2012
As part of President Obama’s National Export Initiative Agenda, which calls for a doubling of U.S. exports over a five-year period, the Port of Los Angeles continues to focus on assisting businesses throughout the region.
Monday, January 16, 2012
The United States exported $177.8 billion in goods and services in November, 2011, according to data released late last week by the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the U.S. Commerce Department.
Posted on 01/16 at 10:26 AM
Global Trade •
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Even a casual observer of freight transportation and logistics knows that December’s final rule from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regarding the truck drivers’ Hours-of-Service (HOS) rule was a big deal.
Posted on 01/12 at 01:53 PM
Trucking HOS •
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Daniel Griswold is a trade evangelist, and his mission to destroy existing barriers is embraced and shared by LM readers.
Posted on 01/11 at 03:16 PM
Global Trade •
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
As the calendar turns to 2012, along with it comes another year of reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones, and, of course, learning things about our multi-faceted logistics sector. And one of the primary ways of doing this is attending the various trade shows and conferences within the industry. Unless my calendar is playing tricks on me, that begins next week, when I head down to Atlanta for the SMC3 “Jump Start 2012” conference for the third straight year.
Posted on 01/10 at 03:43 PM
Monday, January 09, 2012
As if U.S. West Coast ports didn’t have enough to worry about, a new competitor is surfacing South of the Border to challenge them.
Friday, January 06, 2012
Now that we are officially into 2012, it is a good time to assess just how things stand in regards to what is ahead of us. Compared to recent years, the dismal 2009 comes to mind, it stands to reason that things could truly be much worse. But at the same time we have many things to be concerned about.
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
As noted in recent news, air cargo demand has fallen off just when 2012 was being ushered in.
Friday, December 30, 2011
There's an ancient Chinese legal concept known as “Lian Zuo” or the “Five Degrees of Culpability."
Monday, December 26, 2011
During this season of giving, shippers should consider one organization that remains devoted to their interests