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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.
By Josh Bond · December 23, 2014
Experts outline the technology and applications of RFID systems.
By Josh Bond · December 18, 2014
Identification tools produce efficiencies in management, production and shipping processes.
By Jeff Berman · December 18, 2014
Newsroom Notes takes a look at some of the biggest stories and themes in logistics for 2014.
By Patrick Burnson · December 12, 2014
In reviewing the proposed $1.01 trillion Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 hammered out in Congress late last week, the American Association of Port Authorities noted that there are significant increases for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Harbor Maintenance Tax operations and maintenance activities and construction budgets, and for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grants program.
By Jeff Berman · December 8, 2014
More progress is needed for federal goals of carbon pollution reduction to see subsequent supply chain gains.
By Jeff Berman · December 8, 2014
More progress is needed for federal goals of carbon pollution reduction to see subsequent supply chain gains.

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