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By Bob Trebilcock · September 20, 2010
Dematic's execs talk about HK acquisition
<p>Body of whale on cargo ship at Port of Oakland, Sept. 16, 2010. (Monterey County Herald/ABC7)</p> By Patrick Burnson · September 20, 2010
When a container vessel arrived at the Port of Oakland late last week, the local mainstream media feasted on news that the body of a dead whale was draped across the ship’s bow.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 18, 2010
Do you need a personal trainer for your lift truck fleet? Call the fleetman.
By Jeff Berman · September 17, 2010
Multiple media outlets are reporting today on a push to halt enacting a law designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in California, entitled A.B. 32. Emissions reduction, no matter how you slice it, seems to be about as polarizing a topic as there is in the political landscape—and subsequently the freight transportation sector.
By Jeff Berman · September 15, 2010
Retail sales and business inventories hit levels in August that topped expectations. There are two ways to look at this, I suppose: one being economic expectations these days are relatively low, and the other being that it is—and will remain—a long, slow crawl back to a sustained economic recovery.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 14, 2010
What happens when the industrial age converges with the information age? The automation age.
By Patrick Burnson · September 12, 2010
Atlantic Canada's largest city and the modern, bustling cargo facilities at the Port of Halifax will be the backdrop for the American Association of Port Authorities' 99th Annual Convention and Exhibition, Sept. 19-23, in Halifax, Nova Scotia
By Bob Trebilcock · September 10, 2010
New business investment policies could benefit the materials handling if we have the right solutions
<p>President Obama Announced a Plan to Renew and Expand America’s Roads, Railways and Runways: Infrastructure investments one key way to continue recovery and keep our economy growing</p> By Jeff Berman · September 9, 2010
At a Labor Day rally in Milwaukee, President Barack Obama heralded the White House’s ambitious six-year, $50 billion plan to expand and upgrade U.S. roads, railways, and runways, which, he said, can enable the country to have the “best infrastructure in the world.”
By Patrick Burnson · September 8, 2010
Now that BP has finally issued its oil-spill report, supply chain managers may have another example of “blind out-sourcing.”
By Bob Trebilcock · September 7, 2010
Call them robots, AGVs or carts. But first call them solutions.
By Patrick Burnson · September 7, 2010
YRC Worldwide, Inc. may be poised this month to impose a general rate increase of 5.9 percent.
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.

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