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By Jeff Berman · November 20, 2017
Even though the Trump administration talked a pretty good game about implementing a national infrastructure plan to the tune of $1 trillion dollars, signs of actual action on this front have not inched forward, at least not yet. But that does not mean the wheels are not turning on the inexorable topic of transportation infrastructure funding, something that has been ongoing for literally years.
By Jeff Berman · November 13, 2017
CBRE explained that this trend is being paced by online sales essentially creating instant, short-term demand for warehouse and distribution center space, something it also labeled as a potential headache for retailers that want to ensure prompt customer delivery.
By Patrick Burnson · November 10, 2017
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) took an important step in its regulatory reform efforts this week when it voted to advance a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that simplifies and streamlines its Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) Service Arrangements (NSA) and Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRA) rules and procedures.
By Patrick Burnson · November 9, 2017
A group of leading ports from around the globe wrapped up a two-day meeting in Los Angeles this week as part of a maritime collaboration called chainPORT, a global initiative established in 2015 to digitally connect ports worldwide and boost efficiency within the global maritime supply chain.
By Patrick Burnson · November 6, 2017
While San Pedro Bay megaports were making headlines with their celebrated “Zero Emission Mandate,” the Port of Oakland has been implementing the second part of its freight-hauler operation to clear the air.
By Jeff Berman · November 3, 2017
Last week’s UPS third quarter earnings call was as busy as it gets in many ways. Not only did the transportation and logistics bellwether talk about its quarterly results, which were very strong to be sure, it also talked about its planned 2018 rate increases, a recent acquisition, and, not to be overlooked, its Peak Season preparation.
By MMH Staff · October 26, 2017
Labeling success stories and horror stories prove the value of testing...and testing some more.
By Jeff Berman · October 25, 2017
Shippers need to get in front of what is coming, when it comes to 2018 truckload contract rate increases.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 24, 2017
Low interest rates and an unprecedented credit boom may have put your supply chain at risk
By Steve Hoffenberg · October 23, 2017
After a slow start, the market for remote asset tracking is poised to take off
By Patrick Burnson · October 20, 2017
The United Seamen's Service (USS) 2017 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards (AOTOS) were presented before some 700 maritime industry leaders to Andre Grikitis, Operating Chairman, Intermarine LLC; Captain Thomas Merrell, President, General Dynamics American Overseas Marine (AMSEA) and James Miller, Chairman, Board of Directors, Philly Shipyard ASA.
By MMH Staff · October 9, 2017
Environmental factors don't have to result in label damage, read errors and lost productivity.
By Jeff Berman · October 5, 2017
When assessing the state of the 3PL (third-party logistics) market, it truly does go without saying there is something for everyone, especially in terms of the needed, and varied, services 3PL’s provide on behalf of their shipper customers. And it stands to reason that a premier source of these services comes in the form of the 2018 22nd Annual Third-Party Logistics Study published by Penske Logistics, Infosys Consulting, Penn State University, and Korn Ferry.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 3, 2017
Business is changing faster than ever, and the materials handling industry is looking at where it can play a role.
By MMH Staff · September 29, 2017
The proper selection and usage of dock equipment can improve safety and productivity.

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