Theodore Karasik, Director of Research and Consultancy at the Institute for the Near East and Gulf Military Studies in Dubai, and The Journal of Commerce Senior Editor Peter Leach discuss reasons behind the decline and rise in piracy incidents in different areas of Africa, the very real and far-reaching human toll of piracy, and development of shore-based initiatives to stem the problem at a grassroots level. Dr. Karasik is one of the organizers of a high-level UAE Counter Piracy Conference in Dubai, Sept. 11-12
Theodore Karasik, director of research and consultancy at the Institute for the Near East and Gulf Military Studies in Dubai, and Journal of Commerce Senior Editor Peter Leach discuss piracy's current threat level, how shipping lines have responded and what this all means for risk and cost. Dr. Karasik is one of the organizers of a high-level UAE Counter Piracy Conference in Dubai, Sept. 11-12
JOC Special Projects Editor Alessandra Barrett interviews Bob Baker, President and CEO of Synchronet
JOC's Research Editor Marsha Salisbury on the impact of mergers and acquisitions within this year's JOC Top 100 Importers and Exporters list, as well as President Obama's National Export Initiative.
In this podcast, JOC Economist Mario O. Moreno discusses the economic forecast, and its impact on trade volumes, recently published in his May 2013 JOC Insights report.
On May 8, 2013, the Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey hosted the 20th International Maritime Hall of Fame Awards. Held at the Grand Hyatt, New York, NY, the dinner honored “maritime visionaries who, through excellence in their company, organization or services, best exemplify the qualities of futuristic thinking that will guide our industry in the 21st Century,” said Edward J. Kelly, executive director. Funds raised for the event promote educational services for the industry.
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?