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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.
Posted on 09/15 at 06:24 AM
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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
Posted on 09/12 at 06:54 PM
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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
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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.”
Posted on 09/08 at 12:03 PM
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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

YRC Worldwide, Inc. may be poised this month to impose a general rate increase of 5.9 percent.
Posted on 09/07 at 08:09 AM
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Thursday, September 02, 2010

Just as it had prevailed over Hurricane Katrina, the Port of New Orleans seems to have won another epic environmental battle -- the BP oil spill
Posted on 09/02 at 12:47 PM
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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Every so often, it is good to take stock of what is going on in your world—and the world around you for that matter. With that in mind, now is a good time to assess what is happening in the world of freight transportation, supply chain, and logistics.
Posted on 08/31 at 08:31 AM
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Saturday, August 28, 2010

The removal of the limited ocean carrier anti-trust immunity seems to be gaining support, says NITL ocean cargo committee chair, Michael Berzon.
Posted on 08/28 at 12:25 PM
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Monday, August 23, 2010

The California Maritime Academy has once again ranked high in the annual US News & World Report and Forbes surveys of the nation’s undergraduate colleges and universities.
Posted on 08/23 at 06:28 AM
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Monday, August 16, 2010

The ocean cargo gateway is set to build the first new terminal on the U.S. East Coast
Posted on 08/16 at 02:06 PM
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Friday, August 13, 2010

So, I hear the economy is doing better. Wait—it isn’t? If this train of thought rings a bell, you are clearly not alone these days, when it comes to assessing how the economy is going, as well as its prospects for future growth.
Posted on 08/13 at 12:11 PM
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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Shippers are praising President Obama for signing the U.S. Manufacturing Enhancement Act of 2010 (H.R. 4380
Posted on 08/12 at 09:57 AM
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Monday, August 09, 2010

In a development that would be laughable if it were not so calculatingly devious, the Teamsters have forged a partnership with “progressives” comprising community activists and environmental groups to mandate that independent owner-operator truckers be banned from the ports.
Posted on 08/09 at 04:19 PM
BlogsTruckingTruckPort of Los AngelesPort of Long BeachSupply ChainGreenTransportationTradePermalink


Friday, August 06, 2010

The World Trade Organization is now lending its support to the fight against protectionist temptations of the kind that inevitably put governments under pressure in times of economic downturn.
Posted on 08/06 at 03:10 PM
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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The voice of reason was sounded in the Senate yesterday when legislation was introduced to suspend the 100 percent scanning requirement for ocean cargo containers.
Posted on 08/03 at 12:03 PM
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