Friday, October 29, 2010
Waiting for me in my ridiculously crowded inbox this morning was an e-mail from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, which informed me that economic activity—i.e. the Gross Domestic Product—in the third quarter grew at a rate of 2 percent.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Does an emerging business model of “blended value” offer sufficient and sustainable profits?
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
While trade warriors in the U.S. are having a hard time selling their mission to policy-makers, China is steadily conquering new markets
Posted on 10/20 at 12:21 PM
Monday, October 18, 2010
Last week, AASHTO unveiled a proposal for Congress that it said would “convert the federal tax on gasoline and diesel fuel from a cents-per-gallon basis to a percentage basis, a mechanism that could raise revenues to pay for greater highway and transit investment if the price of fuel rises in future years.”
Posted on 10/18 at 07:45 AM
Gasoline Tax •
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
According to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. shippers are going to have a hard sell when in comes to going global
Posted on 10/05 at 12:27 PM
Monday, October 04, 2010
OK—I guess it is not a surprise at this point, but it looks like any type of economic recovery occurring (it is, right?) is being driven by manufacturing rather than the more typical leader, consumer spending.
Friday, October 01, 2010
As noted in today’s news, the U.S. Department of Justice may not be through with naming forwarders guilty of price-fixing.
Posted on 10/01 at 08:20 AM
Monday, September 27, 2010
A weaker-than-expected Peak Season may be in the making, according to a recent report. But we won’t likely know if that is 100 percent true until freight data through October is complete. If it is true, it is sure to be disappointing as many said and reported (yes, me) that there really would be a Peak Season in 2010.
Posted on 09/27 at 12:18 AM
Peak Season •
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
In less than a week from now, many of us will be at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference. This year’s locale is sunny San Diego. Personally speaking, I cannot wait for this event. If it is like past years, there will be lots of value from an editorial perspective, what with 20 session tracks there is clearly something for everybody.
Posted on 09/21 at 05:45 AM
Monday, September 20, 2010
When a container vessel arrived at the Port of Oakland late last week, the local mainstream media feasted on news that the body of a dead whale was draped across the ship’s bow.
Posted on 09/20 at 06:40 AM
Friday, September 17, 2010
Multiple media outlets are reporting today on a push to halt enacting a law designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in California, entitled A.B. 32. Emissions reduction, no matter how you slice it, seems to be about as polarizing a topic as there is in the political landscape—and subsequently the freight transportation sector.
Posted on 09/17 at 09:28 AM
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Retail sales and business inventories hit levels in August that topped expectations. There are two ways to look at this, I suppose: one being economic expectations these days are relatively low, and the other being that it is—and will remain—a long, slow crawl back to a sustained economic recovery.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Atlantic Canada's largest city and the modern, bustling cargo facilities at the Port of Halifax will be the backdrop for the American Association of Port Authorities' 99th Annual Convention and Exhibition, Sept. 19-23, in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Thursday, September 09, 2010
At a Labor Day rally in Milwaukee, President Barack Obama heralded the White House’s ambitious six-year, $50 billion plan to expand and upgrade U.S. roads, railways, and runways, which, he said, can enable the country to have the “best infrastructure in the world.”
Posted on 09/09 at 07:25 AM
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Now that BP has finally issued its oil-spill report, supply chain managers may have another example of “blind out-sourcing.”