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By Patrick Burnson · November 22, 2011
The Port of Los Angeles is working with the International Association of Ports and Harbors to develop incentive program strategies to participate in the Environmental Ship Index Program starting in 2012.
By Patrick Burnson · November 16, 2011
The National Foreign Trade Council is among those groups now praising the progress made at Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum this week on investment in environmental goods and services
By Patrick Burnson · November 15, 2011
The National Industrial Transportation League announced that the recipient of the 2011 Logistics Executive of the Year Award goes to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood.
By Patrick Burnson · November 14, 2011
One priority goal the United States has pursued this year is to make the Asia-Pacific a seamless regional economy. Just how close this nation will come to achieving that will be made clear at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers and Economic Leaders’ Meetings in Honolulu, Hawaii this week.
By Patrick Burnson · November 10, 2011
With several terminals closed at West Coast seaports due to Veterans Day, shippers are hoping that cargo operations will return to normal next week
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 25, 2011
There's more than meets the eye in the EU carbon trading story unfolding this week
By Patrick Burnson · October 25, 2011
The U.S. House of Representatives today voted by a wide margin against U.S. participation in the European Union’s costly emissions trading scheme (ETS) that would impose new emissions taxes on U.S. and other nations’ air carriers flying into and out of the EU.
By Patrick Burnson · October 21, 2011
Robert McEllrath – president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, who was arrested recently for leading a riot at the Port of Longview in which six security guards were held hostage – is now encouraging other acts of civil disobedience nationwide
By Patrick Burnson · October 20, 2011
The Port of Oakland reached a major funding milestone of nearly $350 million for harbor deepening and maintenance, this week, thereby enhancing its position as a leading U.S. ocean cargo export gateway
By Patrick Burnson · October 19, 2011
The Maritime Union of New Zealand is rightly contending that the responsibility for the Rena disaster lies with Government and authorities as much as with individual crew members
By Jeff Berman · October 19, 2011
Even though a true 2011 Peak Season did not live up to once-promising expectations, import cargo volumes at major United States-based container ports are expected to see a 2.6 percent annual increase in October, according to the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · October 17, 2011
Shipments and the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S. are both down 8 percent from August to September.
By Patrick Burnson · October 4, 2011
Although the year began with a fizzle, Beacon Economics is forecasting that the U.S. economy will not enter into a double dip recession in 2011
<p>Derik Andreoli, Ph.D.c. is the Senior Analyst at Mercator International, LLC.</p> By Derik Andreoli · October 1, 2011
Many believe that high or rapidly rising oil prices cause recessions; but in turn, during a recession, industrial production and demand for transportation decline. Consequently, the price for oil and fuel falls, and as it declines, the economy is stimulated.

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