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Japanese automakers suspend vehicle production

Posted 03/17 · 08:23 AM · SCMR Editorial
Following last Friday’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami, nearly all Japanese automakers have idled production, owing to either physical damage or rolling blackouts.

Volume growth continues at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in February

Posted 03/16 · 09:20 AM · LM Editorial
Volume gains continued on a steady pace at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach in February.

Japan’s air cargo sector also stressed

Posted 03/16 · 09:14 AM · LM Editorial
With the closing of three Japanese ports — Sendai, Hitachinaka and Kashima — some U.S. manufacturers and retailers may be opting for air cargo alternatives to meet shipping and sourcing deadlines.

DeFazio blasts proposed U.S.-Mexico cross-border trucking program

Posted 03/15 · 09:34 AM · LM Editorial
In a letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, DeFazio expressed his concern about the plan to allow Mexican trucking companies to operate long-haul trucking operations in the U.S.

Total container trade falls in February after January upswing

Posted 03/14 · 02:17 PM · LM Editorial
Import shipment volume for February, measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) decreased 9.94 percent from January and increased 9.03 percent over February 2010, reported Zepol Corporation, a trade intelligence company.

APEC pledges to create “seamless regional economy”

Posted 03/14 · 10:05 AM · LM Editorial
While most of the world’s focus was on Japan’s response to its earthquake and related crisis, trade experts were quietly working behind the scenes in Washington last week to establish a long-term strategy for rebuilding that country’s economy.

CEVA CFO offers up take on global logistics market

Posted 03/14 · 08:19 AM · LM Editorial
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman had an opportunity to speak with Rubin McDougall, CFO of global 3PL CEVA, following the company’s strong fourth quarter and year-end earnings release.

Government preparation blunted impact of Tsunami

Posted 03/11 · 02:02 PM · SCMR Editorial
If there was ever an event demonstrating the value of infrastructure investment, Japan’s preparation and quick response to the recent tsunamis proves it

Japan’s earthquake may disrupt global supply chain

Posted 03/11 · 01:16 PM · LM Editorial
U.S. West Coast seaports and airports remain on high alert today, following the devastating earthquake that struck Japan on Friday

Panjiva data shows 15 percent shipment decline from January to February

Posted 03/11 · 09:39 AM · LM Editorial
While it was not unexpected, data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, indicated that the number of United States-bound waterborne shipments dropped 15 percent from January to February.

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