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By Patrick Burnson · July 8, 2016
Weighed down with huge new expenses, terminal operators at California ports will have no choice but to charge higher fees, California Trade Report, California Ports, Global Trade
By Jeff Berman · July 8, 2016
Done properly, transportation and supply chain is invisible within a good company, which keeps the focus on what that company makes and not how they get it to the stores
By Patrick Burnson · July 6, 2016
According to American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), the threat of terrorist smuggling at U.S. ports appears to be increasing.
By Patrick Burnson · July 5, 2016
Look for new technologies to help expedite the process, but analysts warn that hidden fees and surcharges may also be imposed.
By Patrick Burnson · June 28, 2016
The 19 ocean carrier members of the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association have joined with six major East and Gulf coast ports agree on use of a common streamlined “Terminal Weighing Approach” to providing verified gross mass at port locations.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 24, 2016
The acquisition creates a one-stop source for materials handling needs, from pallet jacks to AGVs to maintenance management software.
By Jeff Berman · June 22, 2016
It is an understatement to say that e-commerce is continuing to change how the supply chain and logistics game is played.
By Patrick Burnson · June 20, 2016
Federal Maritime Commission Mario Cordero has expressed frustration that with the SOLAS VGM implementation date looming
By Jeff Berman · June 14, 2016
Despite the change of seasons, economic concerns are intact for both the general and logistics-related economies.
By MMH Staff · June 13, 2016
The third annual National Forklift Safety Day is a great time to recognize champions of safety. It is also an opportunity to identify those operators who willfully disregard safe behaviors.
By Michael Levans · June 8, 2016
It’s only appropriate that we follow up our recent series of System Reports on innovative applications of robotics in materials handling (L’Oreal, VSP Optics and Quiet Logistics) with a look inside a new, highvolume distribution center that melds the “ancient” art of crossdocking with a lot of modern day common sense.
By MMH Staff · June 2, 2016
Innovation is tasked with reducing downtime, maintenance, usage cycle and energy costs to achieve lower total cost of ownership.
By Patrick Burnson · May 25, 2016
As of July 1, only containers with a verified gross mass will be cleared to be loaded onto a ship under the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Verified Gross Mass (VGM) amendment. Shippers hoping that the implementation of the ruling will be delayed or deferred are whistling in the dark, say industry analysts.
By Jeff Berman · May 25, 2016
Amid the many worrisome economic indicators kicking around of late, something along the lines of good news came about this week in the form of United States new home sales data, issued by the United States Department of Commerce this week.
By MMH Staff · May 19, 2016
Compliance, customer requirements and the cloud drive changes in labeling practices.

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