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By Patrick Burnson · March 15, 2016
A broad coalition of shippers and other supply chain stakeholders are appealing to West Coast dockside labor and management to begin early discussions on either a contract extension or a new contract with the goal to conclude negotiations before the current contract expires on June 30, 2019.
By Jeff Berman · March 10, 2016
With a high, and correct, focus on reducing costs, other metrics for measuring supply chain success tend to get lost in the shuffle.
By Patrick Burnson · March 8, 2016
The salary gap is narrowing between men in women in the logistics management dodge.
By Patrick Burnson · March 4, 2016
The Airforwarders Association, representing 360 companies and more than 300,000 employees who move air cargo through the supply chain, today urges the U.S. Department of Transportation to assign routes to U.S. passenger air carriers that currently offer air cargo service.
By Josh Bond · March 4, 2016
Now is the time to start planning for the impacts, challenges and opportunities of new accounting rules in advance of their 2019 implementation.
By Jeff Berman · March 3, 2016
In the freight railroad sector, it truly seems that there is a press release issued by a Class I railroad carrier or a national news item with a common theme: railroad consolidation. This mostly stems from Canadian Pacific’s well-documented and myriad overtures to acquire Norfolk Southern, which has proved unsuccessful at least to this point but not over by any stretch either.
By Patrick Burnson · March 2, 2016
The Benjamin Franklin – capable of carrying 18,000 20-foot equivalent units [TEUs] – arrived in Seattle after making call in Long Beach and Oakland, signaling a “sea change” in West Coast shipping.
By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2016
Even if there's a turnaround, don't expect the growth rates that we saw in the 1990’s or the 2000’s
By MMH Staff · February 29, 2016
Veterans offer an untapped resource for materials handling positions, especially given the U.S. military is built on logistics.
By John D. Schulz · February 29, 2016
Even though the ELD deadline is not until December 2017, shippers and carriers need to be sure they are compliant and ready when the time comes.
By Patrick Burnson · February 22, 2016
Exactly one year after the devastating West Coast port dispute concluded, the Washington Council on International Trade has released a study that finds Washington state lost $769.5 million in economic activity during that approximately six month period.
By Patrick Burnson · February 15, 2016
When Congress passed the overwhelmingly-supported and bipartisan Water Resources and Reform Development Act (WRRDA) in 2014, it established annual incremental increases for Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) funded work.
By Josh Bond · February 12, 2016
Prevent unwelcome and unpleasant surprises in a new installation or upgrade that can cause setbacks in your schedule and budget.
By Jeff Berman · February 11, 2016
The NRF is calling for 2016 retail industry sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, to see a 3.1 percent annual increase.
By Patrick Burnson · February 10, 2016
The U.S. Customs & Border Protection announced earlier this week that it will delay the implementation of some parts of its Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) electronic document single window platform beyond the current February 28th deadline.

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