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Ship Finance on Life Support
Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent
More than 150 of the single-vessel companies that dominate Germany's shipping fleet, have gone belly-up in the past year. And with charter rates still heading south and banks severing credit lines, the figure could grow by several hundred more within months.
Protecting Your Intellectual Property
Beverly L. Greenberg
Shippers and logistics companies bear a high degree of risk exposure to intellectual property infringement. To mitigate that risk, it’s a good investment of time and effort to employ the full range of resources available to U.S. companies.
Annual Review & Outlook: Zim American Integrated Shipping Services
Lea Bogatch-Genossar, President
2013 is expected to be another challenging year for the industry. In view of the economic problems plaguing Europe and the U.S., and the moderate-at-best growth predicted for China, along with the significant new capacity due to enter the market, overcapacity remains a major concern for the industry.
Annual Review & Outlook 2013: Wan Hai Lines America
PT Chen, Chairman
The global economy has yet to shake off the fallout from the crisis of 2008-2009 as we move into the fifth year of the outbreak.
Annual Review & Outlook 2013: New York Shipping Association
Joseph C. Curto, President
As I write this piece for publication this month, I cannot be certain of the outcome of negotiations between the USMX and the ILA, or NYSA and the ILA as these events are currently unfolding. However, I can be certain that when the bargaining is eventually completed, we will be living with a new normalcy in management-labor relations and perhaps with some terminal operations as well. The need for change is so apparent that one way or another change will occur.
Sinking or Sunk?
According to ESPN, the worst play of the recently completed NFL season was the Thanksgiving Day “butt fumble” engineered by New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. Despite having a career in which he has thrown more interceptions than touchdowns, Sanchez was awarded a huge contract before the season started.
Annual Review & Outlook 2013: Briz Forwarding/ IFC International Freight
Bella Foss, President and Founder
The shape of the world economy has truly become a global relationship with every country as a piece of the puzzle.
Annual Review & Outlook 2013: CB Richard Ellis
Blaine Kelly, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain Practice
Industrial real estate markets across North America will post steady growth through 2012.
Annual Review & Outlook 2013: CEVA Logistics
Kim Wertheimer, Executive Vice President, Strategic Development
All things considered, 2013 is on track to resemble what we saw in 2012: economic uncertainty, growth opportunities in emerging markets and a push for an integrated supply chain.
Annual Review & Outlook 2013: CoStar Group
Rene Circ, Director of Industrial Research
The logistics real estate market in the U.S. fought an uphill battle throughout 2012. Tenants, primarily retailers and third-party logistics providers, absorbed approximately 125 million square feet of space, 35 percent less than 2011. Yet demand has been positive for 10 quarters, and 2013 will bring a nearly forgotten challenge for beneficial cargo owners and other users of large warehouses: a lack of quality space.
Annual Review & Outlook 2013: Consolidators International
Julian Keeling, CEO
One of the major trends in 2013 in American industry and its handmaiden, transportation, will be a surge in insourcing from a trickle to a flood. A number of factors will contribute to production returning to the U.S.
Annual Review & Outlook 2013: CLECAT
Nicolette van der Jagt, Director General
Freight forwarding has been one of the most successful sectors of the global logistics industry over the past decade. The industry has achieved substantial growth due to globalization, which has led manufacturing to locate to remote markets.
Annual Review & Outlook 2013: C.H. Robinson Worldwide
John P. Wiehoff, Chairman and CEO
Supply chains increasingly are viewed as a key competitive differentiator. Since the recession, shippers have aggressively sought supply chain savings.
Annual Review & Outlook 2013: CargoWise
Richard White, CEO
2012 began with the global trade interests bracing for economic storms. It ended with a literal storm. As Hurricane Sandy sent waves crashing through homes in much of the U.S. East Coast, airports such as John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia in New York, and Newark Liberty in New Jersey closed. Flights and commerce were grounded.
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