Wednesday, June 25, 2014
In the Wall Street Journal this week, a report cited how Henry Paulson, for U.S. Treasury Secretary, Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York, and hedge-fund billionaire Tom Steyer banded together to issue a bipartisan report, entitled “Risky Business” that stresses the point that “climate change could cost the country billions of dollars over the next two decades,” and, as Paulson said in the article, “to depoliticize the climate change debate and instead focus on how it poses an economic threat to U.S. businesses.
Monday, June 23, 2014
With the economy ostensibly in a state of perpetual flux, at least since 2007 anyhow, we have seen many lows and some high points along the way and in between.
Posted on 06/23 at 10:45 AM
While U.S. shippers may have been surprised by China’s decision to oppose the P3 Network, there had been rumblings of discontent voiced by their counterparts in Hong Kong for some time.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Since the new motor carrier driver Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations took effect in July 2013, there has been more than a little bit of subsequent criticism aimed at these revised regulations, specifically its restart provision.
Posted on 06/19 at 10:11 AM
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
China's Ministry of Commerce – citing anti-trust concerns – noted that the P3 Netword would control 47% of the Asia-to-Europe container shipping market, and failed to demonstrate that it would bring more benefit than harm to shippers’ interest.
Monday, June 16, 2014
As the first half of 2014 is nearly complete, the less-than-truckload (LTL) sector appears to have a fair amount of positives working in its favor, including better-than-expected volumes and decent pricing, among others.
Posted on 06/16 at 10:55 AM
Friday, June 13, 2014
Today, transportation and logistics professionals are being forced to deal with the “Shipper Paradox.” That’s what happens when your senior executives expect you to deliver transportation cost savings, but your carriers are demanding higher rates. Adding fuel to the fire is a transportation environment where capacity is tight and getting tighter, and your job instantly becomes even more difficult.
Posted on 06/13 at 10:22 AM
Thursday, June 12, 2014
2014 UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper Study, contains a few surprises, says the company's retail director, Bala Ganesh.
Posted on 06/12 at 03:35 PM
As summer is officially here, with it comes a clean slate of (hopefully) good weather and fun stuff to do, with a little work mixed in, of course. That said, I thought it also seemed like a good time to re-post LM’s PR refresher, which is basically a handy (and mostly friendly) primer for PR professionals looking to foster good relationships with editors.
Posted on 06/12 at 09:02 AM
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
“We live in a volatile world and whether that’s because of what nature wrought or the human element, every nation is prone to some form of risk,” said Margareta Wahlström, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Monday, June 09, 2014
Actions taken by two of DHS’ component agencies, the U.S. Coast Guard and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as well as other federal agencies, to address cybersecurity in the maritime port environment have been limited.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Our trading partners have long maintained that expanding screening with available technology would slow the flow of commerce and drive up costs to consumers without bringing significant security benefits
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
The city of Rio de Janeiro experienced a 142% increase in recorded cargo theft incidents in the first quarter of 2014, compared to the same time frame in 2013.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Missing somewhere amid the recent hubbub regarding the positive steps being taken by both Congress (and the White House, for that matter) in terms of advancing legislation that would help keep the current federal authorization intact for maybe the next several years, is some good, old fashioned pessimism.
Posted on 05/28 at 10:56 AM
Friday, May 23, 2014
When it comes to how the harsh winter weather impacted manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations, it was not nearly as dire as it was for freight transportation and logistics, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Spring 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast that was issued earlier this month.
Posted on 05/23 at 10:20 AM