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Friday, April 12, 2013
A recently released study from the National Shippers Strategic Council (NASSTRAC), entitled “Freight Transportation 2013,” revealed many interesting takeaways on various links of today’s supply chain operations and performance.
Posted on 04/12 at 01:18 PM
Thursday, April 11, 2013
As the Chairman of NASSTRAC’s Advocacy Committee, in concerns me when a shipper asks the following: “Why should I get informed, engaged and involved in what is happening in the transportation industry?”
Posted on 04/11 at 12:26 PM
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Sea shipping is becoming a stronger competitor to air cargo, contends the International Air Transport Association
Posted on 04/04 at 03:46 PM
Monday, April 01, 2013
Last Friday, President Obama paid a visit to the Port of Miami to explain the White House’s most recent call for infrastructure investment, entitled the “Partnership to Rebuild America,” which was first heralded during Obama’s State of the Union Address in February.
Posted on 04/01 at 08:32 AM
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported in February that U.S. Class I railroads originated a record 233,811 carloads of crude oil in 2012, representing a 256 percent gain (not a typo) from the 65,751 carloads of crude oil originated in 2011.
Posted on 03/28 at 11:14 AM
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013
As shippers continue to track the deteriorating political situation in Egypt, analysts are assessing the possible impact on Suez Canal services.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Air cargo shippers and air transport workers both require more transparency for the sake of security. As we have seen elsewhere in the supply chain, this will also enhance efficiency.
Posted on 03/26 at 08:26 AM
Monday, March 25, 2013
"Flagging out" is generally driven by the desire to save costs (including paying lower taxes) or to escape effective regulatory control by the State in which the vessel or fleet is beneficially owned. It is the ultimate privatization of regulation.
Posted on 03/25 at 08:08 AM
Monday, March 18, 2013
Speaking specifically to IANA’s reported container growth in the fourth quarter, an intermodal expert explained that while a headline in regards to a record number of domestic containers—as a data point—is true, there are also other things to keep in mind.
Friday, March 15, 2013
As the defence budgets of leading countries around the world are cut, anti-piracy operations are being hard hit. The US could be the latest country to cut anti-piracy spending, meaning a further reduction to the forces patrolling the area around Somalia.
Posted on 03/15 at 03:50 PM