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Andreoli on Oil and Fuel: Disagreements on the fundamentals of oil supply and demand
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By Patrick Burnson · January 21, 2014
Surplus oil production capacity cushions oil prices from surging demand and unplanned outages or other disruptions in oil production and delivery, notes Derik Andreoli, Ph.D.c., senior analyst at Mercator International LLC.
By LM Staff · November 25, 2013
The San Francisco Bay Area can easily lay claim to being the epicenter for supply chain sustainability.
By Patrick Burnson · September 4, 2013
With the triennial ICAO Global Assembly convening in Montreal later this month, the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) is placing a new emphasis on its strong support for a global solution to aviation emissions.
By Patrick Burnson · August 12, 2013
Major shippers still focus on speed-to-market and eliminating waste in the supply chain,” said Foster Finley, managing director at AlixPartners and head of its Logistics & Distribution Practice
By Jeff Berman · June 27, 2013
UPS intends to buy an additional 285 natural-gas powered trucks in 2014, which will cover every new heavy-duty vehicle purchased for its small-package delivery business, according to a Bloomberg News report.
By Patrick Burnson · June 17, 2013
The results of the AgTC's 2013 Ocean Carrier Performance Survey were announced late last week at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition in San Francisco, with APL winning top ranking
By Patrick Burnson · June 13, 2013
Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling rejecting two more concession requirements in the Port of Los Angeles clean-trucks program was praised by the American Trucking Associations
By Mark Pearson · June 1, 2013
Supply chain decision makers are well-positioned to help the world become a more habitable place, and to benefit financially from their efforts.
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.
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By George Kokoris · May 10, 2012
As companies advance their sustainable development initiatives into the extended supply chain, their suppliers become a crucial source of information and market expertise.
By Jeff Berman · May 19, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C.Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) introduced their long-awaited legislation, which, they said, will change the nations energy policy from a national weakness into a national strength. Entitled, The American Power Act, the bill vows to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 17 percentcompared to 2005 levelsby 2020 and 83 percent by 2050, matching am objective put forth by the White House last year.
By Jeff Berman · April 1, 2010
Retail giant sets the course for massive greenhouse gas reduction; supply chain analysts applaud the effort.

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From the July 2016 Issue
While it’s currently a shippers market, the authors of this year’s report contend that we’ve entered a “period of transition” that will usher in a realignment of capacity, lower inventories, economic growth and “moderately higher” rates. It’s time to tighten the ties that bind.
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