Green

By Jeff Berman · August 1, 2011
UPS recently announced in its annual Sustainability Report that it is continuing to reduce the amount of fuel used per each delivered package it moves in the United States.
By Jeff Berman · July 13, 2011
The push for natural gas as a transportation fuel received a major boost this week, with the news that Chesapeake Energy, the second largest natural gas producer in the country, is committing $150 million into Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the largest provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America.
By Patrick Burnson · July 1, 2011
The Port of Long Beach, which has been promoting free market solutions to address air pollution concerns for some time, is celebrating the nation’s Independence Day weekend by closing an irksome contractual loophole
By Patrick Burnson · June 7, 2011
Port of Los Angeles spokesmen said that half a dozen motor carriers are now being investigated for not honoring contracts providing cash incentives for the operation of “clean trucks.”
By LM Staff · May 11, 2011
While the global consensus seems to support “green” supply chains, the cost/reward ratio remains a question
By Jeff Berman · April 7, 2011
Lately when I think of NAFTA, I tend to think of the U.S.-Mexico cross-border trucking program and all of the starts and stops and related drama associated with it over the years. But a recently-released report from the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) got me thinking about NAFTA in a different way.
By Jeff Berman · April 1, 2011
Company officials said this move is driven by a need to reduce the impact of its delivery vehicles on the environment. The new fleet is comprised of 80 vehicles, with 30 American-made, battery powered electric vans and 50 hybrid trucks that will be on Manhattan streets by September.
<p>Scott Wicker, UPS’s first Chief Sustainability officer</p> By Jeff Berman · March 18, 2011
UPS recently announced that it has appointed Scott Wicker as its first Chief Sustainability officer. Wicker previously served as UPS’s vice president of corporate plant engineering and has been with the company for 34 years, first joining as a package loader before serving in various engineering positions.
By Jeff Berman · March 9, 2011
When I am asked what the big topic in the industries LM covers is these days, there is no surprise of late. It is a one word answer: fuel. How could it really be anything else at this point? If you need more proof, look at the past two weeks of diesel price increases from the Energy Information Administration. They both check in around the 15-cent mark. Ouch.
By Jeff Berman · February 22, 2011
In a continued commitment to sustainability with a primary focus on fuel efficiency and energy security, UPS announced it has bought 48 heavy tractor trucks manufactured by Kenworth that are equipped to run on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
By Patrick Burnson · December 28, 2010
In order to prevent an unworkable patchwork of local and state laws that impede the efficient movement of goods in interstate commerce, The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, are asking that new "green" registries be prohibited
By Patrick Burnson · December 7, 2010
In a move that at first glance may seem “counter intuitive,” officials from the Port of Long Beach and the Panama Canal Authority have agreed to a series of efforts to promote more trade between Latin America and the U.S.
By Patrick Burnson · December 1, 2010
The Port of Seattle Commission authorized the port’s annual budget and plan of finance yesterday, approving nearly $500 million in capital projects and maintaining the agency’s tax levy at $73.5 million.
By Patrick Burnson · November 22, 2010
In a unique regional act of cooperation, harbor commissioners from Los Angeles and Long Beach came together for a special joint session yesterday, approving a new version of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan
By Jeff Berman · November 12, 2010
A wide-ranging survey published by UPS and IDC Manufacturing Insights based on interviews with senior-level supply chain, operations, logistics, and distribution executives at 125 high-tech companies found that taking care of the bottom line is imperative when looking back at the lessons learned from the Great Recession.

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