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Friday, July 24, 2015

Regardless of how it gets done, an emphasis on high-level data quality and management needs attention from both shippers and providers.
Posted on 07/24 at 10:55 AM
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

While organized labor has yet to weigh in on Executive Order B-32-15, leaders should recognize that California's complex freight transportation system is responsible for one-third of the state's economy and jobs, with freight-dependent industries accounting for over $700 billion in revenue and over 5 million jobs.
Posted on 07/22 at 08:19 AM

Monday, July 20, 2015

China's unstable economy has contributed to an uneven flow of goods to and from the United States, report trade analysts.
Posted on 07/20 at 08:14 AM
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

In a development certain to resonate with logistics managers, the Federal Maritime Commission has just released a report entitled U.S. Container Port Congestion & Related International Supply Chain Issues: Causes, Consequences & Challenges.
Posted on 07/15 at 08:09 AM

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) yesterday introduced the Highway Transportation and Funding Act of 2015. This bill would reauthorize surface transportation programs through December 18, 2015 and be paid with roughly $8 billion in common sense reforms, according to Ryan and Shuster.
Posted on 07/14 at 01:03 PM

Thursday, July 09, 2015

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York determined that the West Coast port labor disruption probably slowed Q1 real export growth by 1.5 percent, and in terms of the contribution to net exports to real GDP growth it would equate to a 0.2 percent decline in GDP.
Posted on 07/09 at 10:27 AM
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Monday, July 06, 2015

Regardless of the date or year, one thing is beyond consistent when it comes to key themes in freight transportation logistics: the state of United States highways and related transportation infrastructure is in an eternal state of chaos and disrepair.
Posted on 07/06 at 09:45 AM

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Key sanctions are unlikely to be fully removed until Congress lifts the U.S. embargo on Cuba – something unlikely to take place before 2018 when incumbent president Raúl Castro is expected to step down
Posted on 07/01 at 04:58 PM

Monday, June 29, 2015

The American Trucking Associations last week praised Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) for her bill that takes some positive steps towards alleviating the current environment regarding the truck driver shortage.
Posted on 06/29 at 09:10 AM

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

At the eyefortransport 3PL Summit held in Chicago last week, a wide variety of topics were covered and addressed, including 3PL consolidation, the slow-to-develop role of Uber as a logistics delivery provider, and, of course, the increasing role e-commerce is playing in seemingly nearly all facets of logistics and supply chain management these days. While all these topics, as well as many others, were interesting and relevant to be sure, the final session on the middle day of the event offered some perspective on a topic that was not a part of the 3PL Summit’s itinerary. That topic was nearshoring.
Posted on 06/23 at 02:27 AM

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) routinely produces a white paper on key trends and developments related to trade and investment in the world’s most dynamic marketplace. It’s most recent study is titled “Do Free Trade Agreements Matter?”
Posted on 06/19 at 03:50 PM
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Thursday, June 18, 2015

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has been championing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), joins other shippers in praising the House passage of this important legislation.
Posted on 06/18 at 02:02 PM
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Monday, June 15, 2015

Last week’s U.S. House of Representatives rejection of Trade Promotion Authority is likely to mean that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will not be part of Obama’s leadership legacies.
Posted on 06/15 at 09:52 AM

Friday, June 12, 2015

While many shippers may be on the fence in regard to Trade Promotion Authority, the nation’s major manufacturing lobby is adamantly championing it.
Posted on 06/12 at 08:32 AM

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

While physical threats to international sea and air cargo gateways have been top of mind ever since the events of 9/11, security analysts say more attention should be given to reduce exposure to internet penetration and hacking attacks. Should existing cyber security processes be compromised, they add, a cascading effect might be created, thereby disrupting huge segments of any given supply chain.
Posted on 06/09 at 08:47 AM
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