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By Patrick Burnson · April 21, 2015
Ocean cargo carrier service reliability across the three core East-West trades hit a five-month peak in March with an aggregate on-time performance of 64 percent, according to Carrier Performance Insight, the online schedule reliability tool provided by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.
By Patrick Burnson · April 20, 2015
The Airforwarders Association, which represents more than 360 companies that move air cargo through the supply chain, today applauded an agreement reached by Congressional leaders to advance legislation giving the President authority to conclude key global trade agreements.
By Patrick Burnson · April 17, 2015
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) applauded introduction of The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015), which is bipartisan legislation to modernize and renew U.S. Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).
By Josh Bond · April 15, 2015
Crown invited me to its flagship service center outside Chicago for a demonstration of their operator and technician training programs. Prepared for plenty of PowerPoints and goofy videos, I instead experienced two full days of hands-on, grease-covered, eye-opening and tremendously exciting education.
By Patrick Burnson · April 15, 2015
The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) invites readers to participate in a short survey regarding Supply Chain Visibility in their organizations.
By Patrick Burnson · April 13, 2015
The Port of Mariel – The infamous point of exodus for thousands of Cuban refugees seeking freedom in the U.S. – may soon become a magnet for Caribbean Basin trade.
By Josh Bond · April 10, 2015
Diligent monitoring of battery inventory can cut waste, boost battery performance and lifespan, and increase productivity.
By Jeff Berman · April 9, 2015
Despite the never-ending state of cold weather in the Northeast, which really is no exaggeration as I see falling snow out of my office window at the moment the calendar says that next week marks the kickoff of the annual NASSTRAC Shippers Conference and Transportation Expo.
By Patrick Burnson · April 7, 2015
In its newsletter, The Dispatcher, the ILW updated its members on how it is helping win “living wages” for dockworkers in Panama.
By Mike Regan · April 2, 2015
Last week was an interesting week. On Monday, I was in Orlando taking part in a panel that addressed 200 transportation and logistics professionals at an industry conference. As part of our panel discussion, we highlighted some sobering trends in transportation that could result in 15% to 20% rate increases for shippers over the next three years.
By Jeff Berman · April 1, 2015
How the food giants integrate supply chain operations is one of the most interesting components of the recently-announced merger between H.J. Heinz Co. and The Kraft Foods Group.
By Lazlo Horvath, Director, Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design, Virginia Tech University · March 31, 2015
Small changes in pallet design can yield longer life and less product damage, according to Virginia Tech's Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 30, 2015
Conveyors, shuttles and robots were on display, but as with last year's Modex, software is where the action is in today’s materials handling industry.
By Patrick Burnson · March 26, 2015
Indications given by a splinter group of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union suggest that shippers should not assume the tentative contract with the Pacific Maritime Association is a “done deal.”
By Patrick Burnson · March 24, 2015
The GSF calls on the EU, US, and Chinese regulatory and competition authorities to share monitoring data and information to prevent potential competition abuses

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