Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Following recently-introduced port security legislation by Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), which has myriad goals and objectives to strengthen security at U.S. ports, and ensure adequate resources exist to secure U.S. port facilities, other politicians are making their voices heard when it comes to a key component of this—and previous port security legislation—ocean container scanning.
While various economic indices are showing signs of a declining economy, the Institute of Supply Management’s Non-Manufacturing Report on Business for July shows an economy that is still growing.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) announced yesterday that Paul Vogel has been brought back into the fold as president, Mailing and Shipping Services.
Capegemini Consulting announced figures from the third edition of its Global Trade Flow Index which indicates a slight uptick in growth.
Posted on 08/04 at 06:58 AM
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
The voice of reason was sounded in the Senate yesterday when legislation was introduced to suspend the 100 percent scanning requirement for ocean cargo containers.
Shipments and expenditures are both down, and other freight indices are showing some recent slippage.
Canadian National Railway and TSI Terminal Systems recently announced they have taken the next step and signed a Service Level Agreement, following a Memorandum of Understanding inked in June in an effort to draw greater volumes and enhanced service levels for shippers at Port Metro Vancouver.
Citing improving business conditions, second quarter earnings for less-than-truckload transportation services provider YRC Worldwide (YRCW) showed some sequential and annual gains, although the company posted quarterly net and revenue losses.
In a blow to free enterprise, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. introduced a bill last week mandating the use of union drayage drivers at all U.S. seaports
Monday, August 02, 2010
Late last week, Congress passed House passed the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010, which will extend FAA’s funding through September 30.
Posted on 08/02 at 03:45 PM
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