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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.
By Mike Regan · 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?”
By Patrick Burnson · April 4, 2013
Sea shipping is becoming a stronger competitor to air cargo, contends the International Air Transport Association
By Bob Trebilcock · April 4, 2013
The key to controlling the costs of a pool of reusable pallets and containers is managing the logistics processes.
By Jeff Berman · April 1, 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.
By Jeff Berman · 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.
By Patrick Burnson · March 27, 2013
As shippers continue to track the deteriorating political situation in Egypt, analysts are assessing the possible impact on Suez Canal services.
By Patrick Burnson · 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.
By Patrick Burnson · 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.
By Jeff Berman · 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.
By Patrick Burnson · 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.

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