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.
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
It’s 2015 and a good time to take a fresh view of your contract manufacturers (CMs) in China.
Posted on 01/06 at 08:47 AM
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
4.7 percent average annual growth rate projected
Cargo market recovery continues to strengthen
Friday, December 12, 2014
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released its first-ever analysis of anti-bribery on a global scale, sounding an alarm for U.S. supply chain managers.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Many industries are already leaving China in search of lower cost countries to produce goods such as cut and sew items and trinkets, even some electronic assembly and process industries.
Monday, December 08, 2014
Advice for internal decision makers
Monday, December 01, 2014
How to get the resources you need, to achieve the results that you know (or suspect) can be produced? Readers of this column should know the answer: “it’s the business case, stupid!”
Monday, November 24, 2014
The road to success starts with creating executive awareness