Monday, February 23, 2015
A new report from Chicago-based freight transportation and logistics consultancy CarrierDirect, entitled “Eat or Be Eaten: The Year of Separation in Freight,” takes a deep dive into various aspects of current market trends on freight transportation and logistics.
Posted on 02/23 at 01:00 PM
While the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have arrived at a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering workers at all 29 West Coast ports, questions still remain about productivity.
Posted on 02/23 at 06:35 AM
Friday, February 20, 2015
Meanwhile, Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein both issued a letter appealing to reason
Posted on 02/20 at 09:16 AM
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Port of Oakland marine terminal operations halted today as longshore workers took the day off for a union meeting.
Posted on 02/19 at 12:16 PM
Logistics professionals must begin to view warehouse and freight capacity as a shared infrastructure. When that happens, we will realize game-changing cost savings in product distribution and dramatically lower the impact of logistics activities on global greenhouse gas emissions.
More than 800 professionals from across the air freight supply chain will gather in New Orleans in two weeks to discuss trends, challenges, opportunities and the future of the air cargo industry at the industry's premier conference and trade show, AirCargo 2015.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
In 2002, I spoke at a supply chain forum for Presidents and CEOs. Since there was a labor dispute going on at the ports on the west coast at the time, I asked a hypothetical question: “What would happen if the west coast ports shut down, and you were not able to get products delivered in a timely manner?” Thirteen years later, this hypothetical question has become a reality for many companies.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Port of Oakland cargo volume declined dramatically in January, the result of an ongoing West Coast waterfront labor dispute.
The National Labor Relations Board has issued new representation election rules that drastically reduce the period between the filing of an election petition by a union and the holding of an NLRB election.
Posted on 02/17 at 09:49 AM
Speculation first reported in Logistics Management that APL Logistics was up for sale has been confirmed. In a statement issued yesterday, Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) indicated it is spinning off the third-party arm for $1.2 billion to Japan’s Kintetsu World Express (KWE).
Posted on 02/17 at 06:24 AM
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