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By Patrick Burnson · January 27, 2015
The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), representing employers at 29 ports, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which represents 20,000 dockworkers, have come to a tentative agreement on a key issue in ongoing contract negotiations.
By Patrick Burnson · January 21, 2015
A global logistics hub envisioned for Oakland's decommissioned army base takes a big step forward beginning today. The Port of Oakland and Union Pacific Railroad start construction to link the site with UP’s main line.
By Jeff Berman · January 16, 2015
Holiday package deliveries faced a far less bumpy road in 2014 compared to 2013.
<p>A mobile robot pick pieces at RDC<br /></p> By Bob Trebilcock · January 14, 2015
The technology is here. But, what does it take to convince the early adopters?
<p>A piece picking robot recently completed a pilot at Rochester Drug Cooperative</p> By Bob Trebilcock · January 13, 2015
The development of a piece picking robot began with a trip through the desert
<p>IBM’s latest survey finds that consumer attitudes are outstripping consumer behaviors when it comes to online shopping.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · January 13, 2015
IBM’s latest study on consumer behavior highlights the importance of best-in-class processes in the DC in the age of e-commerce
By Jeff Berman · January 12, 2015
A Reuters report issued last week noted that the U.S. transportation and shipping network faced its “first big test of the winter” last week, which saw very cold and low wind chill-based conditions throughout muck of the country, with Midwest temperatures were sub-zero but feeling more like 20-to-40 below, due to the wind.
<p>Iam Robotics piece-picking robot recently completed a pilot at Rochester Drug Cooperative.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · January 11, 2015
A pilot project in Rochester, New York, may be a precursor of what robots will look like in the warehouse of the future.
By Patrick Burnson · January 6, 2015
Federal mediators will begin working with the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to ratify a new contract.
By Jeff Berman · January 5, 2015
The ISM reported that the PMI, the report’s key index to measure growth, dropped 3.2 percent to 55.5 (a PMI of 50 or greater represents growth). Even with this decline, the PMI remains in a decent spot over all. December’s PMI is 0.3 percent below the 12-month average of 55.8 and 3.6 percent below its highest reading, going back to the 59.1 recorded in March 2011.
By Jeff Berman · January 5, 2015
The ISM reported that the PMI, the report’s key index to measure growth, dropped 3.2 percent to 55.5 (a PMI of 50 or greater represents growth).
By Patrick Burnson · December 31, 2014
The dubiously dubbed “Grand Canal of Nicaragua” bears a troubling resemblance to the phantom “Argentine Canal,” proposed in the 19th century. By all evidence, both ideas are frauds.
By Patrick Burnson · December 30, 2014
Sounding evermore bellicose, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) ramped up the rhetoric recently, alleging that port congestion is a consequence of carrier/terminal conspiracies.
By Josh Bond · December 23, 2014
Sites that leave battery selection to the operator see 30% of batteries underutilized and 20% overused.
By Patrick Burnson · December 23, 2014
The PMA, which represents employers at America’s 29 West Coast ports, has finally asked for federal mediation in its contract negotiations with the ILWU.

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