Global Logistics

By Patrick Burnson · November 8, 2011
Only two of the original challengers remain in the trade lane, according the Paris-based consultancy, Alphaliner
By Patrick Burnson · November 8, 2011
One of the bright spots in recent export activity has been the surge in demand for U.S.-manufactured microchips. But there's a sinister threat lurking in the supply chain to disrupt this trend.
By Patrick Burnson · November 7, 2011
“What Do Shippers Want?- Global and National Perspectives” may sound Freudian, but it is certainly not rhetorical
By Jeff Berman · November 7, 2011
This hub expansion was built on 19 acres and involved widening the existing parking apron to allow for nine additional wide-body aircrafts and nine new aircraft gates.
By Patrick Burnson · November 4, 2011
The news comes as a relief to shippers, who as late as yesterday were worried about a prolonged disruption caused by the “Occupy Oakland” movement.
By Patrick Burnson · November 3, 2011
Three mechanics have been killed, causing dockworkers to cease discharging the boxes until the risk can be identified
By Patrick Burnson · November 3, 2011
According to port spokesmen, operations will not resume until “it is safe and secure to do so.”
By Patrick Burnson · November 1, 2011
The foremost specialty chemicals and materials company brought on a transformational logistics leader, shed its transportation and warehouse assets, and ramped up a rapid worldwide expansion. Here’s how it happened.
By Patrick Burnson · October 27, 2011
Container handling at Bangkok’s seaport has so far not been affected by the storm that has hit the Thai capital, although the Port Authority of Thailand is taking preventive action against the possibility of flash floods
By Patrick Burnson · October 27, 2011
Can Republicans and Democrats agree on anything? The American Association of Port Authorities certainly hopes so
By Jeff Berman · October 26, 2011
With the United States manufacturing base accounting for roughly 11 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), domestic manufacturers are not only dealing with a declining base on the home front, they are also facing major disadvantages when it comes to doing business in the United States compared to global competitors.
By Jeff Berman · October 26, 2011
Growth prospects in Northern Europe remain stalled, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker Report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
By Patrick Burnson · October 25, 2011
In a move signaling future rate pressure in the nation’s most robust ocean cargo trade lane, Horizon Lines, Inc. announced it will discontinue its Five Star Express (FSX) trans-Pacific container shipping service between the U.S. West Coast, Guam and China
By Patrick Burnson · October 24, 2011
IHS said the highlight in the very busy upcoming week will be the advance GDP release, which will show the economy growing at its fastest pace in the third quarter of 2011 since the second quarter of 2010
By Patrick Burnson · October 21, 2011
Near-sourcing and the North American Free Trade Agreement represent a perfect supply chain match, industry analysts contend.

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