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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

NAFTA supply chain poised for growth

Posted 10/21 · 08:29 AM · LM Editorial
Near-sourcing and the North American Free Trade Agreement represent a perfect supply chain match, industry analysts contend.

Air cargo: Lufthansa rolls out alternate plans to deal with ban on night flights starting next week

Posted 10/20 · 01:29 PM · LM Editorial
Faced with the prospect of not being allowed to fly its cargo planes at night, Lufthansa Cargo said earlier today it is working on contingency plans to, once the night flight ban takes effect on October 30.

Port of Oakland moves ahead on dredging

Posted 10/20 · 09:50 AM · LM Editorial
The Port of Oakland reached a major funding milestone of nearly $350 million for harbor deepening and maintenance, this week, thereby enhancing its position as a leading U.S. ocean cargo export gateway

Unionized seafarers are being blamed unfairly for the Rena disaster

Posted 10/19 · 02:54 PM · LM Editorial
The Maritime Union of New Zealand is rightly contending that the responsibility for the Rena disaster lies with Government and authorities as much as with individual crew members

Port Tracker report expects October volumes to see 2.6 percent annual gain

Posted 10/19 · 11:55 AM · LM Editorial
Even though a true 2011 Peak Season did not live up to once-promising expectations, import cargo volumes at major United States-based container ports are expected to see a 2.6 percent annual increase in October, according to the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

Eurozone’s financial crisis still has supply chain implications for China

Posted 10/19 · 09:16 AM · SCMR Editorial
According to IHS Global Insight’s China analyst, Alistair Thornton, this should be a concern as it will impact the nation’s short-term expansion trajectory

New threshold in containership delivery reached

Posted 10/18 · 10:40 AM · LM Editorial
Ocean cargo shippers will have access to more than a million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), thanks to the continuing introduction of new vessel capacity.

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