When Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeastern U.S. Oct. 29, trucking company New Penn closed its 22 terminal network, suspending operations over a territory stretching from Baltimore to Maine and the Jersey Shore to the Great Lakes.
David Hoppens, senior vice president and general manager of intermodal services for U.S. Xpress and president of the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA), discusses the unique role of marketing, communications and sales professionals within the niche of transportation and logistics, and the powerful collaborations that can develop from networking within the industry. Highlights from the agenda of TMSA's upcoming Annual Conference and Expo will also be discussed.
Ryder's Chris Merritt speaks with The Journal of Commerce about how and why businesses within the retail sector should apply lean methodologies to operations. The short conversation addresses the process of implementation as well as overarching ideas of leveraging the changes internally to drive continued adaption and improvement. It will be continued in depth during a webcast on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2-3pm, entitled, "How Lean Practices Can Translate to Greater Motivation in the Retail Workforce."
The deadline for a contract agreement between the International Longshoremen's Association and the United States Maritime Alliance is less than a month away and talks between both sides have completely stalled. JOC Editors Bill Mongelluzzo and Joseph Bonney discuss the implecations for East, Gulf and West Coast ports, the carriers and the customers if a strike or lockout begins on Oct. 1 at this year's Inland Port Logistics Conference.
Seasonal peaks, new product launches, planned outages and overflow storage needs present unique challenges, but also require changes that may only last as long as the particular circumstance.
Transportation rate savings, decreased carbon footprint, speed to market and better compliance are just some of the metrics against which your organization can review supply chains.
In this podcast, JOC Senior Editor Joseph Bonney discusses why labor contract negotiations between the International Longshoremen's Association and United States Maritime Alliance have come to a halt, the probability of a lockout and what shippers may need to do to prepare for a possible strike or lockout.
Companies can't afford not to consolidate and coordinate vendors and purchase origins, logistics experts say. In the first of a series of MIQ Logistics sponsored podcasts, John Howlett, the company's director of international supply chains, leads a discussion on the benefits of leveraging origin consolidation to enhance the management of your vendors.
In this podcast, JOC Editor Joseph Bonney reports live from Delray Beach, Fla., where labor contract negotiations are taking place between the International Longshoremen's Association and the United States Maritime Alliance.
International Longshoremen's Association and the United States Maritime Alliance are involved in a new round of intense labor contract negotiations in Florida. Will there finally be a tentative agreement between the ILA and the USMX this week?
The senior vice president of global corporate development for Data2Logistics discusses evolution and expansion within the freight payment industry, as part of our June 2012 freight payment print and online advertorial special.
CT Logistics' president speaks to the complexities of new and varied international regulations, the importance of precise payment timing and the potential for developing new uses for data captured in the freight payment audit and payment process, as part of our June 2012 freight payment print and online advertorial special.
This podcast interview addresses the unique role of marketing, communications and sales professionals within the niche of transportation and logistics, and the powerful collaborations that can develop from networking within the industry.
Harold Daggett, president of the International Longshoremen Association, and James Capo, chair and CEO of the United States Maritime Alliance, sit down to discuss upcoming contract negotiations and labor relations during a session at TPM Long Beach 2012. In this podcast, Capo, who speaks first on behalf of the USMX, says that he believes the two sides will be able to reach an agreements on a contract without port disruption, while Daggett, speaking on behalf of the ILA, says a union strike is possible if workers can't secure a new contract with acceptable terms. JOC Editor Joseph Bonney moderates.
In this podcast, JOC Editor Mark Szakonyi reports live from TPM Long Beach 2012 after attending Monday's session, "China: Major economic, sourcing and logistics changes within the overwhelmingly dominant source of U.S. container goods" where panelists discussed China's increasing labor costs, improved inland infrastructure and how the country's middle class is consuming more of its own goods.
JOC Editor Peter T. Leach reports live from TPM Long Beach 2012 just after attending Monday's afternoon session, "Should U.S. containers moving through Canadian ports be taxed?" Peter explains why panelists agreed that the Harbor Maintenance Tax on cargo coming into west coast ports should be eliminated, but why some of the session's attendees disagreed.
In this podcast, Red Arrow Logistics CEO Liz Lasater is interviewed from Kabul, Afghanistan, where she is traveling as part of a U.S. Department of Commerce trade mission. The mission partners Afghan companies interested in collaborating with U.S.-based companies to provide increased trade services to that region. Liz discusses the Afghan community's ambitions to further build their businesses, and the short-term challenges that lie ahead, including issues with security, corruption and infrastructure.
JOC Editor Mark Szakonyi reports from Jacksonville, Fla., on discussions during the International Business Conference at the University of North Florida. In this podcast, Mark discusses why cheaper rail rates and rail service are helping drive intermodal's growth and what questions academics are asking about intermodal's environmental impact.
JOC Editor Bill Mongelluzzo reports live from The 12th Annual California Maritime Leadership Symposium conference in Sacramento, Calif. Bill says the overall mentality in the industry has moved from one of recession to one of recovery this year, and discusses how ports are preparing for growth as well as working toward improving port emissions.
Peter Tirschwell, senior vice president of strategy for UBM Global Trade, the parent company of JOC, gives a preview of the agenda and speakers for the 12th annual Trans-Pacific Maritime Long Beach 2012 conference, to be held March 5-6 in Long Beach, Calif.