Green

By Patrick Burnson · August 9, 2010
In a development that would be laughable if it were not so calculatingly devious, the Teamsters have forged a partnership with “progressives” comprising community activists and environmental groups to mandate that independent owner-operator truckers be banned from the ports.
By Patrick Burnson · August 4, 2010
The Port of Los Angeles has been awarded a $731,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) to purchase and test new technology that could significantly reduce diesel emissions and greenhouse gases from rubber tired gantry cranes, which are used for stacking containers.
By Patrick Burnson · July 30, 2010
Five local maritime and cargo companies that have taken extraordinary steps to improve air quality collected honors at the third annual San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan Air Quality Awards presented by the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
By Patrick Burnson · July 28, 2010
The U.S. House of Representa­tives unan­imously voted yesterday to support a resolution honoring America’s freight railroad industry and its employees.
By Patrick Burnson · July 26, 2010
The Port of Los Angeles began the final phase of its 13-year, $370 million Main Channel Deepening Project (MCDP) late last week.
By Jeff Berman · July 19, 2010
As a follow-up to a sustainability push launched last October, UPS recently announced it is expanding its Carbon Neutral shipping program to 35 countries and territories throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
By LM Staff · June 29, 2010
BSR’new report, “Unlocking Energy Efficiency in China: A Guide to Partnering with Suppliers,” provides an outline for how leading companies can overcome these obstacles and launch supply chain energy-efficiency programs in China.
By George Kokoris · June 22, 2010
As the economy recovers, shippers should expect fuel prices and LTL rates to rise due to global oil market supply constriction. Two experts take a closer look at where oil exports stand and how shippers need to prepare for pricing instability.
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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