Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Earlier today, I reported on the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) monthly Manufacturing Report on Business. In the interest of not repeating the story verbatim, I will tell you this: it was a very, very good report.
Posted on 02/01 at 01:38 PM
Monday, January 31, 2011
Irrespective of political concerns or positions, the current upheaval in Egypt must not result in the closing of the Suez Canal
Thursday, January 27, 2011
If the on-going plight of the world’s victimized seafarers doesn’t arouse decisive action against piracy, perhaps this news will: shipping is becoming more expensive
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
News that the Port of Jacksonville, is taking a bit more time to expand makes plenty of sense to analysts
Monday, January 24, 2011
What I am about to tell you is not new but at the same time it bears repeating: the federal gasoline tax has not increased from its current levels of 23.4 cents for diesel and 18.4 cents per gallon of gasoline since 1994.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, has joined those experts predicting a substantial boost in sourcing expenses
Monday, January 17, 2011
The most important take-away for shippers at this point in time is that recent fuel price movements reflect emerging market conditions.
Posted on 01/17 at 12:21 PM
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Most Americans have high expectations for the nation’s businesses, but the vast majority also thinks Corporate America failed to meet those expectations in 2010
Posted on 01/11 at 12:15 PM
Sunday, January 09, 2011
Ocean carrier schedule integrity is in jeopardy now that “slow steaming” is in vogue, and shippers have every reason to be concerned
Friday, January 07, 2011
We have crossed the threshold of a new year, but one issue may continue to haunt shippers in 2011: the scourge of global piracy.
Posted on 01/07 at 03:49 AM
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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