Thursday, November 29, 2012
In a widely expected move, Representative Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) was named to the next Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for the 113th Congress by the House Republican Conference.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has urged both parties in the LA Port labor dispute to return to the bargaining table
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The strike staged by International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit (“OCU”) against APM Terminals at the Port of Los Angeles escalated dramatically on Wednesday, and now the Port of Long Beach is in the thick of it, too.
The members of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement have filed an amendment with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission that would expand TSA’s scope to include the entire transpacific round trip, including the westbound trade.
In a move focused on sustainability and increasing supply chain efficiencies, office products giant Staples announced this week it has rolled out new packaging technology, entitled “Smart-size” packaging, which was developed by Packsize International, a provider of lean packaging systems.
The strike initiated yesterday by more than 70 International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit ("OCU") against APM Terminals at the Port of Los Angeles is entering a new stage of arbitration. Meanwhile, operations remain stymied.
The United States Postal Service is preparing to roll out a market test, entitled Metro Post, which it describes as a package delivery service that will provide customers with same-day delivery from participating locations within a defined metropolitan area.
Posted on 11/28 at 10:59 AM
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
While many U.S. West Coast ports have been benefitting from overseas demand for raw materials, even some of the largest East Coast ocean cargo gateways are seizing the opportunity
Posted on 11/27 at 07:30 PM
Bringing sourcing closer to home—also commonly referred to as near shoring—a practice used by shippers to reduce distance, production, and delivery of their products, may be again gaining some momentum, according to research from BDP International.
The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) said today that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was down 0.1 percent in September 2012 compared to September 2011 at $77.7 billion.
Posted on 11/27 at 11:19 AM