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2010 retail container volumes expected to be up nearly 15 percent, says Port Tracker

Posted 12/15 · 09:56 AM · LM Editorial
Import cargo volumes at U.S.-based retail container ports are expected to see gains on an annual basis in December and for all of 2010, according to the most recent Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

Stop looking in the rear view mirror

Posted 12/14 · 04:08 PM · SCMR Editorial
It is in our best interest as Americans to determine the road ahead and stop looking in the rear-view mirror, said a prominent supply chain analyst.

Globalization making major impact on automotive industry

Posted 12/14 · 10:07 AM · SCMR Editorial
"The Assembly Plant of the Future -- Restructuring Global Manufacturing to Meet the Challenges of the Global Economy," discusses the challenges of global manufacturing and how forward-looking automakers are restructuring their supply chains.
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American Trucking Associations gets go-ahead on concession hearing

Posted 12/13 · 02:21 PM · LM Editorial
In an ongoing legal battle, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit granted a petition by the ATA to expedite the filing of briefs in its suit against the concession requirements in the Port of Los Angeles so-called “clean-truck program.”

IATA’s new Pacific Rim focus

Posted 12/06 · 09:42 AM · LM Editorial
Tony Tyler, CEO of Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways is taking the helm, a long overdue move reflecting the dominance of the Asia Pacific air cargo market
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NAM says Korea is a vital supply chain partner

Posted 12/05 · 11:03 PM · SCMR Editorial
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), which has been largely critical to current administration, issued a note of praise today for its U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement.

Computer shipments up, up, and away

Posted 11/30 · 05:15 PM · LM Editorial
Even with consumer confidence shaken by government austerity measures, individuals and businesses continued to purchase PCs in the third quarter, "driving up global shipments smartly.”
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Air cargo may be finally staging a comeback

Posted 11/29 · 08:16 AM · LM Editorial
A slight surge in air cargo demand has some industry analysts predicting a prolonged rebound.
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U.S. Commerce reports rise in consumer spending

Posted 11/24 · 10:26 AM · SCMR Editorial
The Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis today released data on personal income and outlays for October 2010 which should make an impact on supply chain
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Upside to Economic Downturn

Posted 11/24 · 10:04 AM · SCMR Editorial
Is it possible that the recent economic downturn actually spawned some good news? In procurement risk management, that might be the case.

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