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Monday, 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.
Posted on 06/11 at 04:27 PM
As the Agricultural Transportation Coalition prepares to convene in San Francisco for their annual convention next week, comes news that California ag exports are in decline
Posted on 06/11 at 04:10 PM
Thursday, June 07, 2012
Airlines for America is joining Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in resistance to the application of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme
Posted on 06/07 at 08:09 AM
Friday, June 01, 2012
With the ongoing consolidation of air carriers, shippers are growing concerned about losing old relationships while having to forge new ones. Fortunately, freight intermediaries are helping them stay on course.
A flurry of major service provider deals captured mainstream headlines in recent months, but the consequence of this activity has yet to be measured by domestic and international shippers. Meanwhile, the EU flounders, Asia remains strong, and emerging nations may represent the next great opportunity for the major 3PL players.
Truckload carriers are aiming for that “sweet spot” when the market hits supply and demand “equilibrium.” It’s close right now, but carrier executives fret that the hunt for drivers, rising fuel costs, and regulatory restraints make for a most uncertain future.
Brian pierce, chief economist at the International Air Transport Association (IATA), recently reported that there are mixed signals for air cargo shippers during this year and heading into next. Air cargo shippers need to be aware of the current and future challenges that are facing air carriers in order to better position themselves for the service levels and capacity they’ll need if their companies are going to compete on a global level.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
In a letter to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) stressed the need for America to have a “clear strategy to improve freight mobility and the movement of goods from farm and factory to market.”
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Friday, May 18, 2012
While we join the Institute for Supply Management its praise for its outgoing CEO, we welcome the news that the top position will be filled by Thomas W. Derry