2012 Annual Review and Outlook

   
2012 Journal of Commerce Annual Review and Outlook
As 2011 wound down, The Journal of Commerce discussed critical supply chain issues with four prominent shippers: Casey Chroust of the Retail Industry Leaders Association; Wayne Johnson of Owens Corning; and Doug Grennan and Sean Healy of Scoular.
2011 Journal of Commerce Annual Review and Outlook
High Stakes for Free and Fair Trade
By Susan Kohn Ross
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp
Hardly Demanding for Imports
By Mario O. Moreno
The Journal of Commerce
Ports' Taxing Challenge
By Kurt Nagle
American Association of Port Authorities
Bullish on Transport
By Satish Jindel
SJ Consulting Group
When the Box Becomes the Engine
By Tom Finkbiner
Intermodal Transportation Institute and Surface Intermodal Solutions
Insecurity in the Air
By Brandon Fried
Airforwarders Association
3PLs Weathering the Storm
By Evan Armstrong
Armstrong and Associates
Seeking Facility for Growth
By Jon DeCesare
World Class Logistics Consulting
   
International Maritime
Action on the North Atlantic
There are some moves to raise rates on the trans-Atlantic, but whether they stick will depend on demand from Europe.
  Busy Lanes, Getting Busier
U.S.-South America trade has resisted downturns, and broader trends signal growth and better balance in coming years.
   
     
Energy for Expansion
The breakbulk sector faces a subdued rate environment, but the oil and gas sector is fueling optimism for growth.
     
     
Logistics
Flexibility, Collaboration on 3PL Agenda
Balancing lean inventories, rapid response and lower costs will pressure supply chain management, offi cials say.
  Supply Chains Head to the Cloud
With shippers looking for flexibility in logistics technology, the forecast is for the cloud to reign.
 
     
Surface Transportation
Trucking's Optimistic Turn
Shippers exchange higher pricing for capacity as they hedge against economic uncertainty in 2012.
  Intermodal's Pricing Power
Railroads look to the truckload market as fertile ground to expand an already burgeoning domestic market.
   
     
Lumber Shipments Sawed Off
A weak U.S. housing market keeps lumber demand soft, but forest producers and their rail providers are looking to China.
Coal Looks Abroad
Exports of coal are helping drive the business for railroads, but will new regulations leave the business in the dust?
 
     
Air and Expedited
Wait and Balance
With hopes of a late-season upturn gone, air cargo operators say capacity discipline is on the horizon.
  US Electronics Exporters Powering Up
The free-trade pacts with South Korea and Colombia are likely to improve prospects for semiconductors and consumer electronics.
 
     
Columns
Balanced Out
By Paul Page
A Test of Wills
By Peter Tirschwell
 
     
Executive Commentaries    
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Air | Government | Logistics | Maritime | Rail | Trucking
 
Air Cargo - Top  
United Cargo
Robbie Anderson
 
Government - Top  
American Association of Exporters and Importers
Marianne Rowden
American Shipping Group
Anthony Chiarello
American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier
Raymond P. Ebeling
Bryant's Maritime Consulting
Dennis L. Bryant
Coalition of New England Companies for Trade
Rick Bridges
Cozen O'Connor
Stanley O. Sher
Distribution-Publications
James E. Devine Jr.
Eno Transportation Foundation
Lillian C. Borrone
Federal Maritime Commission
Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr.
Horizon Lines
Stephen H. Fraser
International Projects
Frank Reynolds
J.P. Morgan Treasury Services
Michael Quinn
Kirby Corp.
Joseph H. Pyne
Jacksonville Port Authority
Paul Anderson
Matson Navigation
Matt Cox
National Defense Transportation Association
Kenneth Wykle
New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders & Brokers Association
David A. Schlenger
National Retail Federation
Matthew Shay
NTELX
Rob Quartel
Pacific Coast Council of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Associations
Victoria Lane
Pisani & Roll LLP
Robert J. Pisani
Port Metro Vancouver
Robin Silvester
Port of New Orleans
Gary LaGrange
Port of Seattle
Tay Yoshitani
Port Freeport, Texas
A.J. "Pete" Reixach Jr.
Port of Los Angeles
Geraldine Knatz
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg P.A.
Beth Ring
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
James P. Hoffa
Transplace
Tom Sanderson
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Thomas J. Donohue
U.S. Council for International Business
Peter M. Robinson
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Alan D. Bersin
Virginia Port Authority
Jerry A. Bridges
 
 
Logistics - Top
Advent
Carl D'Emilio
Amber Road
Jim Preuninger
American Society of Transportation and Logistics
Laurie Hein Denham
APL Logistics
Jim McAdam
BDP International
Richard J. Bolte Jr.
CaroTrans
Greg Howard
CargoSmart
Steve Siu
CB Richard Ellis
Blaine Kelley
CenterPoint Properties
Paul S. Fisher
Consolidators International
Julian Keeling
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
Rick Blasgen
Dachser USA
Frank Guenzerodt
Damco North America
Jeremy Haycock
Expeditors International of Washington
Peter J. Rose
FedEx Trade Networks
Fred Schardt
Galborg USA
David Groves
IES
Andrew Bullen
IMS Worldwide
Curtis Spencer
Integration Point
Tom Barnes
International Asset Systems
Paul J. Crinks
Jon Monroe Consulting
Jon Monroe
Kontane Logistics
Michael J. Stolarczyk
M Power Associates
Mark Millar
Maine Maritime Academy
William J. DeWitt III
Menlo Worldwide Logistics
Robert L. Bianco Jr.
MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics
Yossi Sheffi
National Retail Federation
Matt Shay
Oracle
Greg Smith
Pacific Northwest Asia Shippers Association
Hayden Swofford
Palazzolo and Associates
Joe Palazzolo
Panalpina
Lucas Kuehner
Paul F. Richardson Associates
Paul F. Richardson
ProLogis
David Twist
QuestaWeb
Wayne Slossberg
Samuel Shapiro & Co.
Marjorie Shapiro
Shey-Harding Associates Executive Recruiters
Susan Shey Dvonch
T. Prince & Associates
Theodore Prince
The Lambos Firm
Carol Lambos
Toll Global Forwarding USA
Myles O'Brien
Tompkins International
Gene Tyndall
Tyler Search Consultants
William P. Conroy
Trade Tech
Bryn Heimbeck
TransTech Partners
Catherine Tiersten
Yusen Logistics (Americas)
Kazuo Ishizuka
Zebra Technologies
Mike Terzich
 
   
Maritime - Top
Agility Project Logistics
Thomas J. Griffin
Agriculture Transportation Coalition
Peter Friedmann
Alabama State Port Authority
James K. Lyons
AlixPartners
Paul Svindland
AMA Capital Partners - New York Maritime
Peter S. Shaerf
American Salvage Association
Tim Beaver
American Waterways Operators
Thomas A. Allegretti
APL
Kenneth Glenn
APM Terminals
Eric Sisco
Argosy Transportation Group
Rider Griswold
Association of Canadian Port Authorities
Gary LeRoux
Canaveral Port Authority
J. Stanley Payne
Ceres Terminals
Thomas J. Simmers
China Shipping (North America) Holding
Zhang Bing
Clipper Group
Kristian Morch
CMA CGM (America)
Frank J. Baragona
Containerization and Intermodal Institute
Allen Clifford
Cooper/T. Smith
Angus R. Cooper II
Cosco Americas; Cosco Container Lines Americas
Liu Hanbo
Crowley Maritime Corp.
Thomas B. Crowley Jr.
DHX - Dependable Hawaiian Express; DGX - Dependable Global Express; DAX - Dependable AirCargo Express
Brad Dechter
DP World
Mohammed Sharaf
European Shippers' Council
Nicolette van der Jagt
Evergreen Group
Capt. S.Y. Kuo
Georgia Ports Authority
Curtis J. Foltz
Halifax Port Authority
Karen Oldfield
Hanjin Shipping
Sung Young (S.Y.) Kim
Hapag-Lloyd (America)
Wolfgang Freese
Helen Delich Bentley and Associates
Helen Delich Bentley and Assocaites
Hoegh Autoliners
Steinar Lovdal
Hyundai Merchant Marine America
Y.I. Song
Institute of International Container Lessors
Steven R. Blust
Intermarine
Andre Grikitis
International Association of Ports and Harbors
Susumu Naruse
Inttra
Ken Bloom
"K" Line America
Kazuhiro Matsukawa
Kuehne + Nagel
Bill Rooney
Maersk Line USA
Michael J. White
Maryland Port Administration
James J. White
Massachusetts Port Authority
Michael A. Leone
Mediterranean Shipping Co. (USA)
Claudio Bozzo
Metro Group Maritime
Marcus L. Arky
Mississippi State Port Authority
Don Allee
MOL (America)
Tsuyoshi Yoshida
Montreal Port Authority
Sylvie Vachon
Navis
Richard Harrison
North Atlantic Alliance Association
Joseph T. Saggese
Norton Lilly International
H. Winchester Thurber IV
OOCL (Americas)
Erxin Yao
Orion Marine/ConFlo Lines
Peter Schauer
P.O. Shipping Agency (USA)
M.J. Dornford
Panama Canal Authority
Alberto Alemán Zubieta
Philadelphia Regional Port Authority
James T. McDermott Jr.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
R.M. Larrabee
Port Everglades
Phillip C. Allen
Port of Galveston
Steven M. Cernak
Port of Houston Authority
Alec G. Dreyer
Port of Long Beach
J. Christopher Lytle
Port of Miami
Bill Johnson
Port of Oakland
Omar R. Benjamin
Port of Portland, Oregon
Bill Wyatt
Port of Tacoma
John Wolfe
Port of Tampa
Richard A. Wainio
Reeve & Associates
John Reeve
Ports America
Michael F. Hassing
Safmarine
Jonathan Yock
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corp.
Collister "Terry" Johnson Jr.
Seamen's Church Institute
Rev. David M. Rider
South Carolina State Ports Authority
James I. Newsome III
Starboard Alliance
John Isbell
Transpacific Stabilization Agreement; Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement
Brian Conrad
United Arab Agencies
Anil Vitarana
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Christopher J. Connor
Wan Hai Lines (America)
P.T. Chen
Waterways Council
Michael J. Toohey
Wine and Spirits Shippers Association
Geoffrey N. Giovanetti
World Shipping Council
Anne Marie Kappel
Yang Ming (America)
Spring C.C. Wu
   
 
Rail - Top
ABH Consulting
Anthony B. Hatch
Association of American Railroads
Edward R. Hamberger
BNSF Railway
Matthew K. Rose
Canadian National Railway
Claude Mongeau
Canadian Pacific
Fred Green
CSX
Michael J. Ward
FTR Associates
Richard Kloster
Kansas City Southern
David L. Starling
Union Pacific
Jim Young
 
 
Trucking - Top
Bridge Terminal Transport
Hans Stig Moller
C.H. Robinson Worldwide
John P. Wiehoff
Con-way
Doug Stotlar
Evans Network of Companies
Bert Evans
ICG Commerce
Ed Sands
National Retail Systems
Raymond Wisniewski
PITT Ohio
Chuck Hammel, III
Retail Industry Leaders Association
Sandy Kennedy
Schneider National
Mark Rourke
SMC3
Jack E. Middleton
TranzAct Technologies
Mike Regan
Wolfe Trahan
Edward M. Wolfe
YRC Worldwide
James Welch
 
   
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