Podcasts

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bill Mongelluzzo, associate editor at The Journal of Commerce, discusses the Occupy movements taking place at ports along the West Coast, including Occupy Oakland at the Port of Oakland with JOC Editor Dana Brundage. Mongelluzzo says that protesters may have a hard time in their efforts to try and shut down the ports on Dec. 12 without the help of the ILWU.

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Peter Friedman, counsel to Pacific Coast Council of Custom Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association, sits down with JOC Editor Bill Mongelluzzo to discuss what he thinks we will see come out of recent Free Trade Agreements between the U.S. and Colombia, South Korea and Panama. He also gives his opinion on what is behind recent U.S. export growth.

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This podcast interview with Dick Metzler, TMSA president, will highlight the importance of sales, marketing and communications within the transportation and logistics industry by providing industry knowledge, connections, recognition and solutions.

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President Obama has requested a joint session with Congress on Sept. 8 in which he will speak about investing in U.S. transport infrastructure, which will include the creation of new jobs and asking Congress to extend surface transport and aviation programs, due to expire in September. JOC Associate Editor John D. Boyd has been covering this developing story and gives his opinion on what Obama's infrastructure job growth plan might entail with JOC editor Dana L. Brundage.

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What did port security mean to the maritime industry before the September 11 attacks? Are enough measures in place today to keep U.S. ports safe? Listen as Peter Tirschwell, senior VP of strategy for UBM Global Trade, as well as a weekly columnist for The Journal of Commerce, discusses the topic of port security and the changes it has undergone over the last 10 years with JOC editor Dana L. Brundage.

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JOC Editor R.G. Edmonson discusses prospects for growth in use of marine highways in North America on the conclusion of The Journal of Commerce 2011 North American Marine Highways conference and shares highlights of the two-day meeting with top government leaders, including DOT Secretary Ray LaHood, and business executives in this JOC podcast with Managing Editor-Digital Media Dana L. Brundage.

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In this podcast, Senior Editor Peter T. Leach sits down with Alberto Aleman, administrator of the Panama Canal Authority, on location in Panama City, Panama, to discuss the massive canal lock expansion project that is currently underway.

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In this podcast, Senior Editor Peter T. Leach talks with Managing Editor Dana L. Brundage on location from Panama City, Panama, about his experience riding on a container ship as it sailed through the Panama Canal, which is currently undergoing a massive expansion project slated to be finished by October 2014. This is the second podcast in a two-part podcast interview.

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In this podcast, Senior Editor Peter T. Leach talks with Managing Editor Dana L. Brundage on location from Panama City, Panama, as he tours the new locks under construction at the Panama Canal.

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In this podcast, Senior Editor of Finance and Economics Joseph Bonney talks with Managing Editor Dana L. Brundage about the current status of the Suez Canal and how it and Egypt's ports could be affected by the country's political unrest.

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In this podcast, Senior Editor William B. Cassidy talks about the proposed changes to trucking's HOS, explains the 34-hour rule and discusses how these changes could affect the trucking industry.

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In this podcast, Associate Editor John Boyd talks about the big stories of 2010 on the rail and intermodal front, and gives his predictions for the big stories of 2011. This is the fifth podcast in a five-part series.

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In this podcast, Senior Editor Peter T. Leach shares his thoughts on 2010's biggest trans-Atlantic container shipping stories, and gives his predictions for the big stories of 2011. This is the fourth podcast in a five-part series.

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In this podcast, Associate Editor John D. Boyd shares his thoughts on 2010's biggest federal transportation policy and rail regulation stories. This is the second podcast in a five-part series.

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In this podcast, Associate Editor Bill Mongelluzzo shares his thoughts on the year's biggest trans-Pacific stories, including his coverage of the global trade rebound and harbor trucking disputes. This is the first podcast in a five-part series.