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By Patrick Burnson · May 6, 2013
On paper, it would seem that a shorter ocean transit route would have a positive impact on the environment. But several scientists contend that the shift of some freight from the U.S. West Coast to the East Coast will represent no more than “a push,” when it comes to cleaning the air and addressing climate change.
By Jeff Berman · May 6, 2013
Having trust in your colleagues, or teammates, if you will, is crucial and makes for the stronger product, service, or brand. That was a key message from Lee Corson, ESPN College Football Game Day Host and Director of Business Development for Dixon Ticonderoga, a Florida based pencil manufacturing company, at last month’s National Shippers Strategic Council (NASSTRAC) Annual Conference in Orlando.
By Patrick Burnson · May 3, 2013
The Port of Los Angeles is gearing up to host the largest-ever global gathering of port authorities, convening in downtown Los Angeles next week for the International Association of Ports and Harbors’ (IAPH) 28th World Ports Conference.
By Patrick Burnson · May 2, 2013
Shippers may have been cheered by last month’s manufacturing report issued from the Institute for Supply Management, but other key indicators suggest caution.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 1, 2013
Global shippers take note. When it comes to export, paper pallets are gaining traction, especially outside of North America
By Ian Hobkirk, managing director, Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors · May 1, 2013
As voice technology matures, it's taking on new roles in warehousing, distribution and order fulfillment.
By Patrick Burnson · April 27, 2013
Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of Virgin Group, is urging university graduates, college students and school leavers to explore a career in air logistics, calling it “an outstanding industry that needs well educated executives and entrepreneurs who will be tomorrow’s leaders and innovators.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 25, 2013
Companies such as MSC Industrial Supply are turning to the back end of their systems for savings.
By Patrick Burnson · April 23, 2013
Los Angeles and Long Beach comprise the largest marine port complex in North America as well as the No. 1-emitting facility in the Southland.
By Mike Regan · April 23, 2013
From the April 8th Edition of Transport Topics: “Jury Awards $58.5 Million for Freight Truck Crash - Highest Recorded Verdict Amount Recorded
By Bob Trebilcock · April 19, 2013
A next generation of software providers is going Back To The Future to create new software applications
By Patrick Burnson · April 18, 2013
"Gang of Eight" legislation enables foreign graduate students to remain in U.S. after receiving advanced degree, raises H-1B visa cap
By Patrick Burnson · April 15, 2013
Scores of major and minor third party logistics providers (3PLs) have found that offering “controlled-temperature” services can help shippers break into emerging markets and develop new revenue streams.
By Jeff Berman · April 15, 2013
As much as any time as ever during the depths of the recession and subsequent recovery, there continues to be a plethora of mixed signals regarding the state of the economy.
By Jeff Berman · 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.

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