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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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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Port of Oakland will try to leverage infrastructure to attract first carrier call from Asia

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor · December 8, 2017 As  Oakland continues to woo global ocean carriers to make this gateway a first port-of-call, executives here are celebrating several significant achievements related to container throughput and efficiency. Improved infrastructure coupled with new supply chain capabilities should result in record cargo volume at Oakland, say spokesmen. […]

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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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Descartes analyst shares insight on U.S. port infrastructure and supply chains

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor · November 13, 2017 Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in LM’s sister publication, Supply Chain Management Review.  Last week when SCMR reported that the expanded Panama Canal may lead to reconfigured supply chains, analysts speculated that the impact was also apparent in many other ports along the U.S. East […]

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With little fanfare, Port of Oakland addresses “Clean Air” issue

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor · November 6, 2017 While San Pedro Bay megaports were making headlines with their celebrated “Zero Emission Mandate,” the Port of Oakland has been implementing the second part of its freight-hauler operation to clear the air. Late last month the trucking and warehousing specialist, Impact Transportation, announced that it’s spending […]

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