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Global Logistics: W.R. Grace solves global puzzle

Posted 11/01 · 04:38 PM · LM Editorial
The foremost specialty chemicals and materials company brought on a transformational logistics leader, shed its transportation and warehouse assets, and ramped up a rapid worldwide expansion. Here’s how it happened.

Bangkok’s port operations remain on flood alert

Posted 10/27 · 01:20 PM · LM Editorial
Container handling at Bangkok’s seaport has so far not been affected by the storm that has hit the Thai capital, although the Port Authority of Thailand is taking preventive action against the possibility of flash floods

Ports first, politics second

Posted 10/27 · 09:43 AM · LM Editorial
Can Republicans and Democrats agree on anything? The American Association of Port Authorities certainly hopes so

MAPI report says U.S.-based manufacturers face a 20 percent structural cost disadvantage

Posted 10/26 · 01:46 PM · LM Editorial
With the United States manufacturing base accounting for roughly 11 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), domestic manufacturers are not only dealing with a declining base on the home front, they are also facing major disadvantages when it comes to doing business in the United States compared to global competitors.

Global Port Tracker report points to flat growth amid difficult circumstances

Posted 10/26 · 12:07 PM · LM Editorial
Growth prospects in Northern Europe remain stalled, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker Report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

Horizon Lines takes vessels out of transpacific

Posted 10/25 · 03:27 PM · LM Editorial
In a move signaling future rate pressure in the nation’s most robust ocean cargo trade lane, Horizon Lines, Inc. announced it will discontinue its Five Star Express (FSX) trans-Pacific container shipping service between the U.S. West Coast, Guam and China

Is there growing international opposition to the ETS?

Posted 10/25 · 03:08 PM · LM Editorial
There's more than meets the eye in the EU carbon trading story unfolding this week

House votes against EU air carrier carbon trading

Posted 10/25 · 02:59 PM · LM Editorial
The U.S. House of Representatives today voted by a wide margin against U.S. participation in the European Union’s costly emissions trading scheme (ETS) that would impose new emissions taxes on U.S. and other nations’ air carriers flying into and out of the EU.

Economists say this is a week to watch

Posted 10/24 · 09:26 AM · LM Editorial
IHS said the highlight in the very busy upcoming week will be the advance GDP release, which will show the economy growing at its fastest pace in the third quarter of 2011 since the second quarter of 2010

Anarchy moves from seaports to Wall Street

Posted 10/21 · 10:01 AM · LM Editorial
Robert McEllrath – president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, who was arrested recently for leading a riot at the Port of Longview in which six security guards were held hostage – is now encouraging other acts of civil disobedience nationwide

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