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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
The majority of recent news regarding the supply side of the equation strongly indicates a further tightening of oil and fuel supplies. Rather than taking my word for it, I present below a review and brief interpretation of recent news on supply coming from the largest oil producing countries.
Posted on 05/19 at 07:09 AM
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
While union dockworkers and truckers have long been criticized for making U.S. West Coast ports weaker, another faction of organized labor may pose an even greater threat to the competitiveness of one major ocean cargo gateway.