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Port of Long Beach names new Executive Director

Posted 11/16 · 09:45 AM · LM Editorial
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted unanimously this week to name J. Christopher Lytle, the Port’s Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, as the Port of Long Beach’s new Executive Director.

2011 Warehouse/DC Operations Survey

Posted 11/16 · 04:06 AM · MMH Editorial
The 6th Annual Warehouse and Distribution Center (DC) Operations Survey findings reveal that inventory turns are not improving, more DCs are closing rather than opening, and many companies are remaining cautious with equipment investment.

Global High Tech Supply Chain May Be Reconfigured

Posted 11/15 · 10:29 AM · SCMR Editorial
A new UPS-sponsored survey suggests that high-tech manufacturers may be the first to decrease their dependence on China for sourcing

NITL to examine wide range of ocean cargo concerns

Posted 11/14 · 09:58 AM · LM Editorial
The League explores "slow steaming" alternatives as well as vessel redeployment scenarios

Encouraging News Surfaces on Trade Gap

Posted 11/11 · 10:36 AM · SCMR Editorial
According toe IHS Global Insights, exports rebounded more vigorously than imports, aided by demand for industrial supplies and consumer goods.

Ocean cargo shippers concerned about labor and safety issues on the West Coast

Posted 11/10 · 05:33 PM · LM Editorial
With several terminals closed at West Coast seaports due to Veterans Day, shippers are hoping that cargo operations will return to normal next week

Sustainability and customer service are key to supply chain success

Posted 11/10 · 10:09 AM · LM Editorial
One surprising finding in the UPS-sponsored "Change in the (Supply) Chain" survey was that sustainability ranked above well-known issues such as cost and responsiveness

Intermodal shipping: UMAX service set to run between Detroit and Laredo

Posted 11/10 · 10:05 AM · LM Editorial
Taking steps to enhance the joint intermodal service they launched in March 2010, entitled UMAX, Class I railroad carriers Union Pacific and CSX recently announced service enhancements for this offering.

UPS Survey: Asia Intra-Regional Trade to Grow as Labor Costs in China Rise

Posted 11/10 · 09:21 AM · LM Editorial
A new UPS-sponsored survey suggests that high-tech manufacturers may be the first to decrease their dependence on China for sourcing

ABF expands global services portfolio with new Ocean LTL service

Posted 11/10 · 04:51 AM · LM Editorial
Freight transportation services provider ABF said this week it has rolled out a new offering entitled Ocean LTL.

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