Thursday, January 06, 2011
While I endeavor to be an optimist when it comes to the economy, it is hard for me not to scratch my head when looking at reports about what is actually happening. This line of thinking stems from perusing some items on December retail sales. When looking at these items, I needed to remind myself that the numbers for same store sales for December were all very consistent, regardless of the source.
Monday, January 03, 2011
Based on what various newspaper articles and other reports are saying about the economy’s growth prospects for 2011, it stands to reason there is a healthy sense of optimism in the air, when it comes to assessing the economy as we prepare to dig into what is likely to be an eventful year.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
As we are on the last legs of 2010, it is as good as a time as any to take a look at some of the things that occurred on the way to here. So, in no particular order, here is a list comprised of some of the more notable events of what we saw, remembered, and reported in 2010.
Posted on 12/29 at 08:47 AM
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
In order to prevent an unworkable patchwork of local and state laws that impede the efficient movement of goods in interstate commerce, The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, are asking that new "green" registries be prohibited
Posted on 12/28 at 10:18 AM
Monday, December 27, 2010
The World Shipping Council and the International Chamber of Shipping are urging the International Maritime Organization to establish an international legal requirement that all loaded containers be weighed at the marine port facility before they are stowed aboard a vessel for export
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
?While increasing trade yields tremendous economic benefits, America’s public port agencies strive to both meet the nation's commerce needs and be good stewards of the coastal environment, and have used DERA grants to reduce emissions in some of the country’s most densely populated areas
Posted on 12/22 at 03:52 PM
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
This week’s announcement of a new ocean cargo service linking China to Oakland comes at a time when the port is making a remarkable outreach effort, with significant “cold chain” implications
Monday, December 20, 2010
As noted in today’s news section, the ports of Southern California are reporting a new surge in throughput. Fortunately, this is becoming a consistent pattern at most of the nation’s major ocean cargo gateways
Posted on 12/20 at 12:03 PM
Thursday, December 16, 2010
While it is clearly too early to put a number on it, more than one person has told me in the last year that available trucking capacity is heading down, due to three letters: CSA.
Posted on 12/16 at 01:12 PM
Friday, December 10, 2010
To no one’s surprise, The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) announced its profound disappointment late last week in the Federal Maritime Commission?s (FMC) conclusions reached in the agency’s “Fact Finding Investigation No. 26.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
In case you did not know this, shortly before Thanksgiving, one LTL heavyweight decided to sue, make that counter-sue, another.
The two parties involved here: ABF Freight Systems and YRC Worldwide. As reported on this Website, ABF signaled its intent to take legal action against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, various subsidiaries of YRC Worldwide and other entities, following a ratified labor agreement by YRCW Teamsters members.
Posted on 12/09 at 02:21 PM
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Last week, the House of Representatives once again voted to extend the current authorization for federal aviation programs through March 31, 2010. For those keeping score at home, that marks the 17th extension voted by Congress since the authorization’s scheduled expiration date in 2007.
Posted on 12/07 at 01:04 PM
Monday, December 06, 2010
Tony Tyler, CEO of Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways is taking the helm, a long overdue move reflecting the dominance of the Asia Pacific air cargo market
Posted on 12/06 at 09:42 AM
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As an editor, it is no surprise that I talk with people in the public relations community from time to time, make that a lot of the time. That said, I thought it might be a good idea to re-post a blog I wrote earlier this year about ideal ways of keeping us editors happy and making sure we are getting what we need from you. Consider this, my holiday gift to you (thank you notes are not necessary….grin).
Posted on 12/06 at 09:28 AM
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Even with consumer confidence shaken by government austerity measures, individuals and businesses continued to purchase PCs in the third quarter, "driving up global shipments smartly.”