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By Bob Trebilcock · September 3, 2010
Even in a recession, the challenge of getting labor is an opportunity for automation
<p>The Port of New Orleans is a port located in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is the 5th largest port in the United States based on volume of cargo handled, second-largest in the state after the Port of South Louisiana, and 12th largest in the U.S. based on value of cargo.</p> By Patrick Burnson · September 2, 2010
Just as it had prevailed over Hurricane Katrina, the Port of New Orleans seems to have won another epic environmental battle -- the BP oil spill
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2010
There is an opportunity for the materials handling industry in this recession, but only if we develop the right skills for our customers.
By Jeff Berman · August 31, 2010
Every so often, it is good to take stock of what is going on in your world—and the world around you for that matter. With that in mind, now is a good time to assess what is happening in the world of freight transportation, supply chain, and logistics.
By Patrick Burnson · August 28, 2010
The removal of the limited ocean carrier anti-trust immunity seems to be gaining support, says NITL ocean cargo committee chair, Michael Berzon.
By Bob Trebilcock · August 27, 2010
Best known in the US for AGVs, the company is developing a total solution for the end of the manufacturing line.
By Bob Trebilcock · August 23, 2010
Arthur Barrett's invention launched the AGV industry
By Patrick Burnson · August 23, 2010
The California Maritime Academy has once again ranked high in the annual US News & World Report and Forbes surveys of the nation’s undergraduate colleges and universities.
By Bob Trebilcock · August 20, 2010
Materials handling no longer stops at the dock door.
By Patrick Burnson · August 16, 2010
The ocean cargo gateway is set to build the first new terminal on the U.S. East Coast
By Bob Trebilcock · August 16, 2010
With Servigistics and Click Commerce, supply chain collaboration is a reality
By Jeff Berman · August 13, 2010
So, I hear the economy is doing better. Wait—it isn’t? If this train of thought rings a bell, you are clearly not alone these days, when it comes to assessing how the economy is going, as well as its prospects for future growth.
By Patrick Burnson · August 12, 2010
Shippers are praising President Obama for signing the U.S. Manufacturing Enhancement Act of 2010 (H.R. 4380
By Patrick Burnson · August 9, 2010
In a development that would be laughable if it were not so calculatingly devious, the Teamsters have forged a partnership with “progressives” comprising community activists and environmental groups to mandate that independent owner-operator truckers be banned from the ports.
By Patrick Burnson · August 6, 2010
The World Trade Organization is now lending its support to the fight against protectionist temptations of the kind that inevitably put governments under pressure in times of economic downturn.

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