Monday, March 30, 2015
Supply chain managers reliant on global ocean carrier cargo services will be watching developments now underway in San Francisco this week with great interest.
Posted on 03/30 at 08:54 AM
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Many Republicans and Democrats avidly support the work of Ex-Im Bank. But this time, a group of Tea Party conservatives and the Heritage Foundation are fighting against reauthorization, citing ideological concerns over government interference in a free market economy.
Posted on 03/26 at 08:09 AM
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Last year’s tragic crash of AirAsia’s flight QZ 8501 enroute from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore remains a mystery, but may have been a “wake up call” for Asia Pacific airlines.
Posted on 03/24 at 08:02 AM
Air Cargo •
Friday, March 20, 2015
While the labor disputes are now largely resolved, there is still an estimated 45 day backup for ships at the port which will continue to impact profitability for months, as repercussions continue along the supply chain.
Posted on 03/20 at 11:59 AM
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
French liner CMA CGM has increased its capital investment in the TRAXENS startup as it strives to introduce the industry’s first containers equipped with tracking sensors.
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Supply chain stakeholders reliant on North Carolina’s major seaports are welcoming news this week which outlines plans to enhance the intermodal and cold chain network in the region.
Monday, March 02, 2015
It is indeed heartening to see how the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are working together to ensure the West Coast remains the nation’s premier ocean cargo destination.
Posted on 03/02 at 04:36 PM
Ocean Cargo •
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia thanked the International Longshore Workers Union and the Pacific Maritime Association for heeding their call to resolve the labor dispute, and announced plans f to collaborate on a series of initiatives designed to meet the changing dynamics of seaborne trade and the impacts of those changes on cargo flow through the nation’s largest trade gateway.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
The epic-length labor contract negotiations between U.S. dockworkers and management on the West Coast took its toll among shippers of perishable commodities last season, but the supply chains of other industries were also severely disrupted.
More than 800 professionals from across the air freight supply chain will gather in New Orleans in two weeks to discuss trends, challenges, opportunities and the future of the air cargo industry at the industry's premier conference and trade show, AirCargo 2015.
Posted on 02/19 at 09:13 AM
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Every year, about this time, I try to remind all of my clients to pay extra attention to shipments coming from China.
Monday, February 09, 2015
Container lines are forecasting significant increases in shoreside and inland rail, truck and equipment management costs during 2015 and beyond as demand remains strong, as cargo and equipment imbalances widen, and as locomotive, truck and equipment shortages in key locations push up rates. These conditions reflect long-term operational challenges separate from the ongoing labor contract negotiations, and are not expected to be quickly resolved.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
At Oracle’s Value Chain Summit in San Jose, Calif. last week, executives shared their views on the future of “cloud” technology and its growing role in social networking.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
New standards and maturing market approaches provide tools to manage some of the biggest uncertainties and trade-offs of alternative fuels.
Posted on 01/27 at 10:16 AM
Monday, January 12, 2015
A new threat posed by “flags of convenience” vessels surfaced recently with news that floating armories – ships carrying military weapons and ammunition – are proliferating at an alarming rate.