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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Federal Maritime Commission to take closer look at “Fair Port Practices”

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor · September 21, 2017 In a highly anticipated meeting the The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) convened this week in a closed session to receive a briefing on Petition Number P4-16, the petition of the Coalition for Fair Port Practices for rulemaking. Here, commissioners reviewed numerous public written comments that have […]

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LM survey highlights the impact and importance of emergency preparedness following recent hurricanes

Preparing for any type of significant weather event, especially for freight transportation and logistics stakeholders, can be viewed as an inexact science to say the least. And dealing with the fallout of a major weather event such as Tropical Storm Harvey, which battered parts of Texas, Louisiana, and Florida in recent weeks, requires patience and […]

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Infrastructure dreams in limbo as Trump, Republicans running out of time in 2017 Congress

President Donald J. Trump is still expressing confidence that short-on-specifics long-term infrastructure funding plan would gain bipartisan backing in a fractured legislative environment in the waning days of this year’s Congress. But he’s also expressed confidence in ending Obamacare, giving the middle class a tax cut, modernize immigration laws and, oh yes, building that wall […]

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2017 Connie Award presented by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute

John Wolfe, Chief Executive Officer of The Northwest Seaport Alliance and Port of Tacoma, and Amy Grat, Chief Executive Officer of International Trade Education Programs, Inc. (ITEP) will receive the 2017 Connie Award presented by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute in Long Beach, CA, on Tuesday, September 19. The industry-wide dinner event that will honor both […]

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