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Ports address climate change
When the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) convenes its 106th Annual Convention and Expo in Long Beach next month, much of the focus will be placed on climate change and the devastation to ocean cargo gateways in the southeast and gulf hit hard by two recent hurricanes. That’s because environmental stewardship is something that all ports take seriously now…even if they are not in the path of murderous winds and surging seas.
Port of San Francisco brings new talent to cargo management
The hiring of the port’s new maritime marketing director, Brendan O’Meara, will advance cargo operations in San Francisco.
Why should women work in logistics?
In certain industries such as logistics and transportation, the difference in gender representation is so large that it trumps any statistic that could indicate a trend of improvement.
STB reschedules listening session for CSX service issues
The Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) said the public listening session for CSX Transportation’s recent service rail service issues has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 11. The session was originally scheduled for Monday, September 11, but was rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma.
AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending September 16
Carloads fell 3.6% to 260,771, and intermodal containers and trailers saw a slight gain, rising 0.9% to 270,003.
Maersk makes bold bid at differentiation by teaming with CRM giant
Salesforce, the San Francisco-based leader in CRM, today announced that Maersk Line—a worldwide leader in transportation and logistics, with a fleet of more than 600 vessels that move in excess of 12 million shipping containers each year—is expanding its use of Salesforce
Federal Maritime Commission to take closer look at “Fair Port Practices”
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.
August U.S. waterborne shipments meet expectations, reports Panjiva
Heading into August, analyst at global trade intelligence firm Panjiva said that the month could set a new record for the number of United States-bound waterborne shipments. That estimate turned out to be accurate based on data the New York City-based firm issued this week.
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index sees increase from June to July
FTR said that the July reading reflects a tight capacity environment, increasing spot market rates, as well as an impact on the market this fall and winter as a result of the pending ELD (electronic logging device) regulation for motor carriers.
LM survey highlights the impact and importance of emergency preparedness following recent hurricanes
A recent Logistics Management readership survey comprised of feedback from around 90 buyers of domestic and global freight transportation and logistics services showed that preparation and planning for an event such as Tropical Storm Harvey, from an emergency preparedness perspective, is crucial.