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.
Thursday, June 04, 2015
For a while there, it “sort of” felt like the economic recovery we had all told ourselves was happening was in fact, you know, really, happening. But as it turns out, we may have gotten a bit ahead of ourselves with that thought.
Posted on 06/04 at 08:59 AM
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Various reports published in recent months have focused on what e-commerce bellwether Amazon is up to these days in regards to its concept for a retail store. This store is not a typical one in which you enter through the front door, pick out what you want, pay for them, and then leave. A terrific article in the online technology publication Re/code discusses the store, which is based on a patent Amazon filed.
Posted on 06/03 at 01:44 PM
Monday, June 01, 2015
The Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) is among those organizations that have been most strident about seaport reform. When their annual meeting takes place in San Francisco later this month, that mission may become even more urgent…thanks the recent bad faith actions of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) at the Port of Oakland.
Posted on 06/01 at 01:51 PM
Thursday, May 28, 2015
NRF's Jonathan Gold explains that the past year was replete with disruptions, slowdowns and partial shutdown, which can no longer be the norm, saying ports and dockworkers must adapt to ensure they provide shippers with the predictability and stability they need.
Posted on 05/28 at 02:22 PM
Last month, I gave a presentation to a group of senior transportation and supply chain executives. It was entitled “Predictable Surprises,” because it addressed how transportation and supply chain professionals can eliminate unpleasant surprises by looking at and evaluating issues in the transportation industry, and projecting how those issues will affect their companies.
Posted on 05/28 at 10:10 AM
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) had nothing but praise for the Senate passage over the past weekend of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015).
Friday, May 22, 2015
The Chamber of Marine Commerce today joins governments, policymakers, industry and the general public in celebrating the nation’s merchant marine industry, but also urges reforms to ensure greater industrial competitiveness, jobs and prosperity.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Manufacturing, transportation, and distribution are changing before our eyes. While organizations try to figure out what change means to their organizations, its important to remember that the physical movement of goods isn’t going way.
Posted on 05/19 at 09:26 AM
Monday, May 18, 2015
With precious little time remaining until the end of May, when the most recent continuing extension (of which there have been more than 30) expires, the old question of what is the story with a new transportation authorization again gains attention in Washington for a few days until it fades away into the background-again.
Posted on 05/18 at 09:52 AM
Thursday, May 14, 2015
In the wake of the prolonged Pacific Rim dockside labor crisis, four Republican Senators have introduced what they call “common-sense” sunshine reforms for U.S. port authorities.
Posted on 05/14 at 10:11 AM
Monday, May 11, 2015
According to the ATA, total 2014 trucking industry revenue was $700.4 billion, which alone is a staggering number, but making it all the more impressive is that it represents the first time annual industry revenue has topped $700 billion.
Posted on 05/11 at 11:27 AM
Friday, May 08, 2015
The air cargo industry is on a “solid but unspectacular growth trend,” notes The International Air Transport Association (IATA). More worrying however, is that there is little evidence today that would point towards an acceleration as the year goes on.
Posted on 05/08 at 09:17 AM
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Friday, May 01, 2015
Even though the immediate prospects of a long-term federal surface transportation authorization remain dim, various media reports suggest that at least short-term help could be on the way.
Posted on 05/01 at 08:46 AM
Thursday, April 30, 2015
The recent Iranian seizure of a cargo vessel in the Strait of Hormuz has created a national security problem for the United States