Thursday, September 29, 2011
When it comes to the economy, the term sideways is perfectly appropriate. How else is there to explain the constant state of “sameness” on a month-to-month basis? This sentiment could apply to several economic indicators like retail sales, industrial production and transportation volumes to name a few.
Monday, September 26, 2011
The timing of the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to overturn a ban on drayage owner-operators at the Port of Los Angeles could not have been better
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Inbound figures provided by online market intelligence companies may be reliable, but they only tell part of the story
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Concern that the United States will fail to maintain an adequate supply of the minerals needed to manufacture our most advanced products is gaining traction in Washington
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The brighter picture painted by the International Air Transport Association contained some disappointing news as well. Asia Pacific carriers have been hit by a dramatic downturn compared to 2010.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Air Transport Association of America, Inc. is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to accelerate its timetable for implementing new and more efficient air traffic procedures, a key pillar of a needed National Airline Policy.
Friday, September 16, 2011
In a little more than two weeks many of us—and maybe you, too—will be at the CSCMP Annual Conference in Philadelphia. I, for one, am really looking forward to this event.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Daily Maersk, the Danish carrier’s new service on the Asia–North Europe trade lane, will dramatically change the way shipping is done overseas. But can the same be said for calls to the States?
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
With all the noise out there about the economy—whether it be lack of growth, a dim outlook, and sluggish demand (all of which are occurring in one form or another)—it often is easy to overlook some of the good, or positive things, which actually are occurring.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Port and industry leaders gathered in Seattle for the 100th Annual Convention of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) paused for a moment of silence on Sunday to honor those lost in the tragic event of 9/11.
Friday, September 09, 2011
Organized labor is showing bad faith with its blatant disregard for law and property at the The Port of Long View this week
Thursday, September 08, 2011
With young people returning to school this month, we thought we’d say something about on-going education for established professionals. Here’s a book for you to consider in September
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
With the air cargo market continuing its decline, shippers are demanding that global governing bodies reassess their positions on taxes and new regulations
Friday, September 02, 2011
Yesterday, the President announced that he will address the Nation and unveil his jobs plan on September 8. The pundits are concerned that if his previous suggestions are any indication of what he will offer in this plan, we are in deep trouble.
As more attention is being paid to the “volatility” in the supply chain, many shippers are reassessing their global sourcing and distribution strategies. Will multinationals retreat to a hemispheric near-shoring model, or opt for a hybrid that still has an international component?
Posted on 09/02 at 07:54 AM
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