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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

In its newsletter, The Dispatcher, the ILW updated its members on how it is helping win “living wages” for dockworkers in Panama.
Posted on 04/07 at 04:22 PM
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Thursday, April 02, 2015

Last week was an interesting week. On Monday, I was in Orlando taking part in a panel that addressed 200 transportation and logistics professionals at an industry conference. As part of our panel discussion, we highlighted some sobering trends in transportation that could result in 15% to 20% rate increases for shippers over the next three years.
Posted on 04/02 at 08:22 AM

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

How the food giants integrate supply chain operations is one of the most interesting components of the recently-announced merger between H.J. Heinz Co. and The Kraft Foods Group.
Posted on 04/01 at 11:21 AM
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Indications given by a splinter group of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union suggest that shippers should not assume the tentative contract with the Pacific Maritime Association is a “done deal.”
Posted on 03/26 at 09:21 AM

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The GSF calls on the EU, US, and Chinese regulatory and competition authorities to share monitoring data and information to prevent potential competition abuses
Posted on 03/24 at 08:43 AM
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Monday, March 23, 2015

The TSA has been without a confirmed administrator since the end of 2014, when John Pistole retired from the agency to take a position in academia.
Posted on 03/23 at 09:02 AM
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Friday, March 13, 2015

If you want some practical tips on how you can avoid drastic increases in your freight costs, there are four things to consider.
Posted on 03/13 at 01:57 PM

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lest shippers believe that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is fully on board with the new “tentative” contract agreement with the Pacific Maritime Association, consider what happened at the Port of Oakland this week.
Posted on 03/11 at 08:11 PM

Monday, March 09, 2015

With the first quarter of 2015 officially beginning the homestretch, it seems like a good time to take a look at some of the key themes impacting the freight transportation and logistics market.
Posted on 03/09 at 02:06 PM

Thursday, March 05, 2015

West Coast port authorities may be overstating the obvious when they decry “business as usual.” But it’s refreshing to see them finally coming around.
Posted on 03/05 at 08:54 AM

Monday, March 02, 2015

The ongoing financial travails of the Highway Trust Fund was made clear in a position paper recently issued by Jeff Davis, senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation. In the paper–entitled “Why Not A Ten-Year Surface Transportation Bill?”-Davis points to past federal transportation bills, as well as the White House’s GROW AMERICA proposal as having one fatal flaw in common: they each leave the HTF on worst financial shape after the bill expires than it was prior to the bill being enacted.
Posted on 03/02 at 10:55 AM

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

As e-commerce has gotten bigger and bigger in recent years, consumers have become more comfortable shopping online, whether it be out of necessity or convenience. The numbers bear that out, too, as the percentage of goods ordered online has made major strides, especially in recent years.
Posted on 02/25 at 11:27 AM

Monday, February 23, 2015

While the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have arrived at a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering workers at all 29 West Coast ports, questions still remain about productivity.
Posted on 02/23 at 06:35 AM

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In 2002, I spoke at a supply chain forum for Presidents and CEOs. Since there was a labor dispute going on at the ports on the west coast at the time, I asked a hypothetical question: “What would happen if the west coast ports shut down, and you were not able to get products delivered in a timely manner?” Thirteen years later, this hypothetical question has become a reality for many companies.
Posted on 02/18 at 04:02 PM
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Port of Oakland cargo volume declined dramatically in January, the result of an ongoing West Coast waterfront labor dispute.
Posted on 02/17 at 12:03 PM
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