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By John D. Schulz · June 19, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C.—According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ 24th annual State of Logistics Report released today, logistics and supply chain managers are continuing to drive inefficiencies out of the business transportation system.
By Patrick Burnson · May 29, 2013
California shippers got some very good news this week, when it was announced that the Port of Oakland has appointed a veteran executive director. The man named is an exceptional professional with a deep maritime background.
By Patrick Burnson · May 28, 2013
The Port of Oakland Board of Commissioners announced the appointment of maritime shipping industry veteran Chris Lytle as the new Executive Director. While this fills a leadership void at one key West Coast ocean cargo gateway, it leaves another at the Port of Long Beach.
By Patrick Burnson · April 24, 2013
With the global shipping industry showing increased interest in the use of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) as a fuel for vessels, members of the International Association of Ports and Harbors are laying the groundwork for how ports worldwide can accommodate this emerging trend.
By Patrick Burnson · February 8, 2013
Shippers concerned that they will have fewer express transport options once the United States Postal Service (USPS) ceases Saturday deliveries have nothing to fear
By Patrick Burnson · August 29, 2012
As the full force of Hurricane Isaac has yet to be measured, the Port of New Orleans was taking no chances.
By Patrick Burnson · August 27, 2012
As the GOP convenes in the port city of Tampa this week, the shipping community waits to see how the Obama Administration deals with a hurricane headed for New Orleans. Unfortunately, that is not the only storm threatening vital U.S. ocean cargo gateways
By Patrick Burnson · July 26, 2012
Watson Land Company – a builder of industrial facilities for manufacturing and distribution – plans on adding a 49-acre property to their portfolio in Chino, California.
By Patrick Burnson · July 18, 2012
The first United States Department of Agricultural Ocean Shipping Container Availability Report should be welcomed by beneficial cargo owners
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By George Kokoris · June 28, 2012
Research repeatedly shows that materials handling departments operate with an acute emphasis on controlling costs, developing process efficiencies, and improving service to their customers.
By Patrick Burnson · June 25, 2012
Governments, shipping organizations, companies, ship owners and all other parties concerned are invited to promote and celebrate the day in an appropriate and meaningful manner.
By Jeff Berman · June 12, 2012
As e-commerce continues to become more prevalent and becomes a “go-to” shopping option for consumers, subsequent effects of that figure to impact supply chains in the sense that they might be more consumer-driven in the future. That was one of the main findings of a recent study put out by UPS and comScore.
By Patrick Burnson · June 11, 2012
In a preemptive move to protect its market share, the Los Angeles Harbor Commission adopted a 2012-13 fiscal year budget last week of approximately $954.1 million for the Port of Los Angeles.
By Patrick Burnson · May 29, 2012
The tide has begun to turn on the flow of manufacturing jobs from the U.S. to China and other low-cost countries, according to a new study from The Hackett Group, Inc.
By Patrick Burnson · May 8, 2012
Evergreen Group chairman Dr. Yung-Fa Chang honored in Japan with Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star

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