Friday, September 21, 2012
With yesterday’s news that the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) have achieved a détente of sorts in their ongoing labor negotiations, having reached a 90-day extension through December 29, with help from the United States Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, this development provides hope that an actual labor strike can be averted altogether.
Posted on 09/21 at 10:26 AM
Friday, September 14, 2012
Following the launch of the Department of Transportation’s Freight Policy Council in August, DOT Secretary Ray LaHood wrote in his blog, entitled “Fast Lane,” this week that DOT is “kicking off the new council's work by listening to the people who know freight—the states, the freight and logistics industry, businesses, consumers, and other stakeholders.”
Posted on 09/14 at 01:05 PM
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The long term implications of a strike at U.S. ports – no matter how short-lived – can be severe
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
In a speech that should resonate with LM readers, UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis called on leaders in Washington, D.C., to prepare a bipartisan debt reduction plan by January.
Posted on 09/12 at 09:23 AM
Global Trade •
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
While the links between piracy and terrorism have been questioned lately, the anniversary of 9/11 is an appropriate day to examine the ongoing issue
Thursday, September 06, 2012
United States Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) Director George H. Cohen said that upon the FMCS’s request ILA and USMX “have agreed to resume negotiations under our auspices during the week of September 17, 2012.”
Posted on 09/06 at 12:55 PM
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
America has a growing mineral dependence on nations with abysmal labor practices and human rights violations
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
An election awaits us, political promises are being made and the calendar turns to September. That is one way to surmise the post-Labor Day landscape as we shake the long weekend cobwebs out of our heads and come back to our desks rested and refreshed, of course.
Posted on 09/04 at 08:15 AM
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global traffic results for July showing slower growth in freight, but with considerable variation by region and market.
Monday, August 27, 2012
As the GOP convenes in the port city of Tampa this week, the shipping community waits to see how the Obama Administration deals with a hurricane headed for New Orleans. Unfortunately, that is not the only storm threatening vital U.S. ocean cargo gateways
Posted on 08/27 at 07:14 PM
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The National Industrial Transportation League is requesting that President Obama and presumptive Republican candidate Mitt Romney offer up their plans for U.S. transportation infrastructure.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
While digging out from the avalanche of e-mail I received last week, it is hard for me to overlook just how much can happen in short period.
Posted on 08/22 at 01:21 PM
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Seaport Industry to Gather in Mobile for AAPA’s 101st Annual Convention?Oct. 21–25 conference
Monday, August 06, 2012
As noted in today’s news, utilization levels of vessels on the Transpacific route have averaged only 73 percent, “given in good faith but without guarantee.”
Posted on 08/06 at 07:49 PM
Ocean Cargo •
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
TrakLok and a HazMat provision in MAP-21 go hand in hand.