Monday, June 29, 2015
The American Trucking Associations last week praised Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) for her bill that takes some positive steps towards alleviating the current environment regarding the truck driver shortage.
Posted on 06/29 at 09:10 AM
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
At the eyefortransport 3PL Summit held in Chicago last week, a wide variety of topics were covered and addressed, including 3PL consolidation, the slow-to-develop role of Uber as a logistics delivery provider, and, of course, the increasing role e-commerce is playing in seemingly nearly all facets of logistics and supply chain management these days. While all these topics, as well as many others, were interesting and relevant to be sure, the final session on the middle day of the event offered some perspective on a topic that was not a part of the 3PL Summit’s itinerary. That topic was nearshoring.
Posted on 06/23 at 02:27 AM
Friday, June 19, 2015
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) routinely produces a white paper on key trends and developments related to trade and investment in the world’s most dynamic marketplace. It’s most recent study is titled “Do Free Trade Agreements Matter?”
Thursday, June 18, 2015
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has been championing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), joins other shippers in praising the House passage of this important legislation.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Last week’s U.S. House of Representatives rejection of Trade Promotion Authority is likely to mean that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will not be part of Obama’s leadership legacies.
Posted on 06/15 at 09:52 AM
Friday, June 12, 2015
While many shippers may be on the fence in regard to Trade Promotion Authority, the nation’s major manufacturing lobby is adamantly championing it.
Posted on 06/12 at 08:32 AM
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