U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works to hear from AAPA and port stakeholders

Speaking on behalf of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), Port of Cleveland President and CEO William Friedman will testify tomorrow before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) in a hearing titled America’s Water Infrastructure Needs and Challenges. Friedman’s testimony, which will focus on issues related to navigation infrastructure maintenance, rehabilitation and replacement, is to help committee […]

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Port of Oakland reflects dynamic business culture of Greater San Francisco Bay Area

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor · January 10, 2018 Talk about the nation’s great cities in the business press generally concentrates on New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. And while San Francisco’s greater Bay Area is recognized for its concentration of high-value and innovative industries, it is often given short shrift when it comes to […]

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State of Transportation Management Systems (TMS): Interest continues to rise

A critical link in the supply chain, transportation is costly, time-consuming, and sometimes difficult to manage—and it’s going to get even more complex as capacity tightens and rates continue to rise over the course of 2018. Approached haphazardly, transportation management can quickly eat up human resources, consume a good portion of logistics spend, and can […]

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3PL strategic planning and alignment for future is key

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Supply Chain Management Review.  According to the consultancy Armstrong & Associates, global third-party logistics revenues are on track to exceed $962 billion in 2020. Analysts add that the complexity of logistics management intensifies at the same pace as the double-digit growth of e-commerce.  As a consequence, supply chain […]

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Diesel average heads up for third consecutive week, reports EIA

By LM Staff · January 9, 2018 The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline saw a 2.3 cent increase to $2.996 per gallon, according to data issued by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). This follows increases of 7 cents and 0.2 cents, respectively, over the previous two weeks, with the former […]

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Exclusive interview: Northwest Seaport Alliance update

2017 was a good year for John Wolfe, CEO of The Northwest Seaport Alliance. Not only did the Alliance earn the highest West Coast ranking in Logistics Management’s “Quest for Quality” survey, but the man himself was saluted shortly thereafter by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute with the prestigious “Connie Award” for his achievements and […]

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New tax plan will not curtail port infrastructure investment

As we related at this time last year, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), was keeping a watchful eye on what then President-elect Donald Trump would do about improving port infrastructure. That concern was heightened when it was announced that new tax cutting initiatives would soon be announced. Fortunately for logistics managers reliant on campaign promises, […]

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Air cargo continues to carry the day

While trans-Pacific ocean traffic was especially robust this past peak season, industry analysts were also impressed by the air cargo surge in the region. If this trend is to continue, however, the need for improved airport infrastructure is obvious. The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) notes that the solid expansion in international air cargo […]

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Transportation equipment financing to remain an attractive option for truckers

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor · December 14, 2017 2017 was a strong year for the equipment finance industry. According to a recent study conducted by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, it marked the seventh consecutive year that businesses increased their spending on leases, loans and lines of credit for equipment investment.  Anthony Sasso, […]

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Tax reform clouds 2018 “stable” outlook for U.S. transportation & ports

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor · December 6, 2017 An otherwise stable outlook for U.S. transportation infrastructure next year will be clouded somewhat by questions surrounding tax reform, according to Fitch Ratings in its 2018 outlook report.  Potential changes in tax, trade and border policies could affect growth for some transportation segments. The Trump administration’s […]

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Drewry Supply Chain Advisors say ocean cargo rates will firm up in 2018

After the strong upwards correction of freight rates witnessed in global ocean container transportation during 2017, the question now is whether the trend will continue for another year or whether rates will stabilize. According to Philip Damas, director of London-based Drewry Supply Chain Advisors, one temporary factor behind the increases was the bankruptcy of Hanjin […]

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Logistics managers should brace for higher energy costs in 2018

Energy and logistics analysts are telling shippers to expect higher rates in every mode of transport. Derik Andreoli, Ph.D.c, senior analyst at Mercator International and the oil and fuel columnist at Logistics Management, observes that oil prices have been rising steadily since late June. “The fundamentals support a bullish outlook,” he says. “Global demand looks to […]

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