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Thursday, June 09, 2011
While labor costs and “green” initiatives may be making West Coast ports less dominant in the coming years, they are hardly at risk, said a prominent industry analyst.
Proposed legislation in California that would make that state’s ports less competitive with other Pacific Rim and Gulf ports is being opposed by The International Warehouse Logistics Association
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
In a move to contain costs and sustain service, the West Coast MTO Agreement announced it will raise the current Traffic Mitigation Fee at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
The tired old cliché, “thinking outside the box,” takes on new meaning when invoked by the world’s leading container shipping company
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
While union dockworkers and truckers have long been criticized for making U.S. West Coast ports weaker, another faction of organized labor may pose an even greater threat to the competitiveness of one major ocean cargo gateway.
Friday, May 06, 2011
In keeping with its aggressive march in global forwarding, Crane Worldwide Logistics has reached another milestone, reports Kewill, a major software provider.
Thursday, May 05, 2011
As we noted in a recent news story, Americans are significantly more concerned about nearly all aspects of their supply chain security compared to six months ago. This includes the threat posed by WikiLeaks.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
In the latest survey conducted by the International Air Transport Association, just over a third of respondents reported stability in employment numbers in Q1 2011 while 42 percent hired additional staff and less than a quarter cut back.
Results from the International Air Transport Association’s quarterly survey conducted in April point to a significant deterioration in sentiment on the outlook for industry profitability in 2011
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Responding to a request for comments from the Federal Maritime Commission on the effect of slow steaming on U.S. ocean liner commerce, most shippers found little or no rate or service benefit.