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Thursday, January 06, 2011
While I endeavor to be an optimist when it comes to the economy, it is hard for me not to scratch my head when looking at reports about what is actually happening. This line of thinking stems from perusing some items on December retail sales. When looking at these items, I needed to remind myself that the numbers for same store sales for December were all very consistent, regardless of the source.
Monday, January 03, 2011
Based on what various newspaper articles and other reports are saying about the economy’s growth prospects for 2011, it stands to reason there is a healthy sense of optimism in the air, when it comes to assessing the economy as we prepare to dig into what is likely to be an eventful year.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
As we are on the last legs of 2010, it is as good as a time as any to take a look at some of the things that occurred on the way to here. So, in no particular order, here is a list comprised of some of the more notable events of what we saw, remembered, and reported in 2010.
Posted on 12/29 at 08:47 AM
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
In order to prevent an unworkable patchwork of local and state laws that impede the efficient movement of goods in interstate commerce, The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, are asking that new "green" registries be prohibited
Posted on 12/28 at 10:18 AM
Monday, December 27, 2010
The World Shipping Council and the International Chamber of Shipping are urging the International Maritime Organization to establish an international legal requirement that all loaded containers be weighed at the marine port facility before they are stowed aboard a vessel for export
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
?While increasing trade yields tremendous economic benefits, America’s public port agencies strive to both meet the nation's commerce needs and be good stewards of the coastal environment, and have used DERA grants to reduce emissions in some of the country’s most densely populated areas
Posted on 12/22 at 03:52 PM
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
This week’s announcement of a new ocean cargo service linking China to Oakland comes at a time when the port is making a remarkable outreach effort, with significant “cold chain” implications
Monday, December 20, 2010
As noted in today’s news section, the ports of Southern California are reporting a new surge in throughput. Fortunately, this is becoming a consistent pattern at most of the nation’s major ocean cargo gateways
Posted on 12/20 at 12:03 PM
Thursday, December 16, 2010
While it is clearly too early to put a number on it, more than one person has told me in the last year that available trucking capacity is heading down, due to three letters: CSA.
Posted on 12/16 at 01:12 PM
Friday, December 10, 2010
To no one’s surprise, The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) announced its profound disappointment late last week in the Federal Maritime Commission?s (FMC) conclusions reached in the agency’s “Fact Finding Investigation No. 26.