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Friday, September 02, 2011

Yesterday, the President announced that he will address the Nation and unveil his jobs plan on September 8. The pundits are concerned that if his previous suggestions are any indication of what he will offer in this plan, we are in deep trouble.

As more attention is being paid to the “volatility” in the supply chain, many shippers are reassessing their global sourcing and distribution strategies. Will multinationals retreat to a hemispheric near-shoring model, or opt for a hybrid that still has an international component?
Posted on 09/02 at 07:54 AM
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Thursday, September 01, 2011

Seaports are essential to economic prosperity, and federal funding pays dividends for our country
Posted on 09/01 at 09:32 AM
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Looking at the logistics landscape, it appears that September should be very telling on a number of fronts in terms of how the fourth quarter and beyond may shape up, coupled with numerous legislative efforts on the table (or not, given the current political climate).
Posted on 08/30 at 09:25 AM
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The American Association of Port Authorities will have some prominent shippers and rail partners sharing insights at its upcoming annual convention and expo
Posted on 08/23 at 07:56 AM
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Friday, August 19, 2011

Although I am an avid newspaper reader, it is hard to embrace much of what I am reading on the front page these days, especially when it comes to news regarding 400 point stock market declines. Some days, of course, the headlines have pointed to gains of similar amounts, too. But with these ups and downs, the only consistent thing we are seeing is just how inconsistent things are. This, of course, does not pertain to just what the market is doing; it also has to do with the big picture.
Posted on 08/19 at 09:30 AM
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Be sure to mark September 30 on your calendar. That is the day the federal gasoline tax expires.
Posted on 08/16 at 10:35 AM
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Monday, August 15, 2011

As the Environmental Protection Agency takes more time to finalize its proposed ozone standard, shippers question if this action is really necessary at all
Posted on 08/15 at 08:14 AM
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

U.S. shippers may be “breathing a sigh of relief” that unemployment numbers are taking a step in the right direction. But the world’s largest retail trade association says much more needs to be done…and soon.
Posted on 08/10 at 09:38 AM
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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

In the wake of the contentious debt-ceiling vote, the U.S. Congress headed for its August recess without finalizing action on stalled free trade agreements (FTA) with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama. For U.S. exporters, the hope is that at the very least, a deal with Panama will be cut when Congress reconvenes.
Posted on 08/09 at 12:00 PM
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