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<p>The Americas Competitiveness Forum (ACF) is the most relevant event for leaders from the 34 countries in the Western Hemisphere to exchange knowledge on the issues and challenges facing the world today. <i>Pictured: Scott Davis, UPS’s chairman and CEO, who spoke at the ACF in Atlanta.</i></p> By Patrick Burnson · November 16, 2010
Provisions that block foreign firms from bidding on major contracts with the federal government will stifle trade, says UPS
By Patrick Burnson · November 15, 2010
Four organizations have signed a letter of intent committing to work towards the formation of an industry advisory group to ensure the air cargo industry has a strong, unified voice in its dealings with worldwide regulatory authorities and other bodies.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 15, 2010
After flying under the radar, LTW makes a push in the US AS/RS market
By Bob Trebilcock · November 12, 2010
President of NMHG sees steady improvement for the sector
By Patrick Burnson · November 12, 2010
There has been some encouraging news of late about California’s exports, but the outlook for the rest of the nation is “mixed” going into this winter
By Patrick Burnson · November 11, 2010
The U.S. and China could agree on specific, mutually reinforcing steps to boost growth
By Patrick Burnson · November 10, 2010
On the eve of the G-20 Summit in Seoul this week, the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank have noted that small- to medium-sized U.S. shippers may have an easier time of “going global” in the future.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 9, 2010
There are thousands of lift truck accidents a year at the dock. Here are some of the ways to prevent them.
By Jeff Berman · November 5, 2010
With more than three-quarters of 2010 in the books, many of the industry events that comprise what could be called the “fall travel season” have come and gone. But one big event is now less than two big weeks away. The name of that event? Well, it depends on whom you ask. It is sponsored by three well known organizations: the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL), the Intermodal Association of North American (IANA), and the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA). At the end of the day, many people call it TransComp.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 4, 2010
A food industry executive speaks out about pallets.
By Jeff Berman · November 3, 2010
While surfing through the cable news channels on Election Night, it became pretty clear that Congress would be turning from a Democratic-led entity to a divided one, with Democrats retaining a slim margin in the Senate and Republicans making a strong showing in the House to take control. Given the possibly unprecedented level of political acrimony in recent years, it is no surprise that things went the way they did last night. So, the big question now becomes, what happens now?
By Bob Trebilcock · November 2, 2010
This morning, I participated in that most American of institutions. I voted.
By Jeff Berman · October 29, 2010
Waiting for me in my ridiculously crowded inbox this morning was an e-mail from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, which informed me that economic activity—i.e. the Gross Domestic Product—in the third quarter grew at a rate of 2 percent.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 28, 2010
Supply chain planning is becoming a competitive weapon
By Patrick Burnson · October 26, 2010
Does an emerging business model of “blended value” offer sufficient and sustainable profits?

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