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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Even though the unemployment rate has fallen to 8.5 percent in recent months, IHS Global Insight continues to expect much labor market slack in the coming quarters
Posted on 01/31 at 05:04 PM
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Monday, January 30, 2012

Don’t look now, but the terms “cautious optimism” and signs of improvement” remain at or near the top of the list, when people are asked to describe what is going on in terms of momentum of the economic kind.
Posted on 01/30 at 03:31 PM
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

For every shipper, the topic of supply chain security is always top of mind. That is why I was not entirely surprised to see today that the White House has issued what it’s calling the “National Strategy for Supply Chain Security.”
Posted on 01/25 at 02:08 PM
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Monday, January 23, 2012

There is a common theme when it comes to transportation rates: they have been going up and are expected to continue to do so.
Posted on 01/23 at 03:52 PM
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Friday, January 20, 2012

As part of President Obama’s National Export Initiative Agenda, which calls for a doubling of U.S. exports over a five-year period, the Port of Los Angeles continues to focus on assisting businesses throughout the region.
Posted on 01/20 at 04:27 PM
BlogsOcean FreightOcean CargoExportsPermalink


Monday, January 16, 2012

The United States exported $177.8 billion in goods and services in November, 2011, according to data released late last week by the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the U.S. Commerce Department.
Posted on 01/16 at 10:26 AM
BlogsGlobal TradeTradeExportsPermalink


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Even a casual observer of freight transportation and logistics knows that December’s final rule from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regarding the truck drivers’ Hours-of-Service (HOS) rule was a big deal.
Posted on 01/12 at 01:53 PM
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Daniel Griswold is a trade evangelist, and his mission to destroy existing barriers is embraced and shared by LM readers.
Posted on 01/11 at 03:16 PM
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

As the calendar turns to 2012, along with it comes another year of reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones, and, of course, learning things about our multi-faceted logistics sector. And one of the primary ways of doing this is attending the various trade shows and conferences within the industry. Unless my calendar is playing tricks on me, that begins next week, when I head down to Atlanta for the SMC3 “Jump Start 2012” conference for the third straight year.
Posted on 01/10 at 03:43 PM
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Monday, January 09, 2012

As if U.S. West Coast ports didn’t have enough to worry about, a new competitor is surfacing South of the Border to challenge them.
Posted on 01/09 at 11:30 AM
BlogsOcean FreightGlobal TradeOcean CargoPermalink



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