Thursday, December 27, 2012
While the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service – the federal agency charged with mediating private sector labor disputes – has the International Longshoremen’s Association meeting with management to avert an East Coast and Gulf port strike, shippers are bracing for the worst before the December 29 deadline
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Matson, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the primary assets formerly owned by Reef Shipping, a South Pacific shipping company based in Auckland, New Zealand that has been in business since 1968.
The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) noted in a recent report that despite the extraordinary devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, it was not particularly severe as storms go
Monday, December 24, 2012
The reshaping of the global air cargo industry over the past 12 months has been dramatic, with enterprising Asia Pacific carriers at the forefront of developments, said Andrew Herdman, executive director, Association of Asia Pacific Airlines
Posted on 12/24 at 03:12 PM
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This holiday season, let’s remember those toiling on the high seas, who make ocean cargo shipping the key symbol of globalization. It’s lonely and often dangerous work, done by professionals who – for the most part – remain background players in the worldwide distribution network. Without them, however, the backbone of the supply chain would surely crumble.
Friday, December 21, 2012
While shippers using East and Gulf Coast ports brace for the imminent strike of ILA dockworkers, the West Coast shipping community is also expressing concern.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
October’s SCI, which represents data for the most recent month available, was -5.0, which represents an almost 2 point improvement from September’s -6.9.
Posted on 12/19 at 12:46 PM
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In two separate letters, The National Retail Federation (NRF) and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) called upon President Obama to engage directly in contract negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd.
The aftereffects of Super Storm Sandy had an impact on fiscal second quarter net income for global transportation and parcel bellwether FedEx at $438 million, which was down 12 percent annually from $497 million, the company said in its earnings announcement today.
Posted on 12/19 at 10:15 AM
The Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) has received a number of inquiries from users of the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) regarding Peter Moore’s column in the November 2012 issue of Logistics Management. These inquiries relate to the suggestion by Mr. Moore that a recent action by the CCSB to reclassify pallets has resulted in a far-reaching change to the classification of palletized freight and to the information that shippers of palletized freight must show on bills of lading at time of shipment.