Transportation is the highest indirect cost for most companies. It’s a cost that’s hard to control. In spite of this, most companies have been limited in their efforts to reduce transportation spend. That’s because most transportation management software today is limited by the technology behind it. But what if there was a way to rethink the way we manage transportation, breaking down the barriers that exist between systems and suppliers?
On May 14, 2014, the Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey will induct five industry leaders into the International Maritime Hall of Fame. The 21st annual Ship’s Lookout Award dinner will be held at the Grand Hyatt New York.
2014’s awardees are a diverse group, coming from all facets of the industry, said Executive Director Edward J. Kelly.
The importance of joining a professional organization is different for each person. Most importantly joining can help to strengthen your career and your network. Professional organizations help to grow and expand industry specific knowledge by networking, participating in educational activities and mentorship. Knowledge gained through professional organizations helps you to contribute a greater value back to your company as a whole.
The recent report from JOC Economist Mario O. Moreno forecasts 6 percent growth in U.S. imports and 2 percent growth in exports for the year ahead. In this brief end-of-the-year podcast, he highlights the activity behind his optimism, as well as his more cautious predictions.
For a more in depth discussion of these factors, register for the FREE webcast Jan. 16, 2:00 pm ET, "The 2014 Outlook: Maritime" with Moreno and Senior Editor Bill Mongelluzzo. www.joc.com/webcasts
This podcast examines the truth behind ocean freight invoice inaccuracies, including causes, current review procedures and the impact on the larger industry. Speaker Steve Ferreira has run Ocean Audit Inc. for 20 years and developed an in-depth understanding of the invoicing process nuances of the various ocean carriers. This is a precursor to the the Nov. 21 free webcast "Accessing Hidden Revenue: Steps to Improving Ocean Freight Invoice Audits."
The key to effectively ending piracy lies is grassroots development of land-based solutions in Somalia. This podcast interview with Dr. Theodore Karasik, Director of Research and Consultancy at the Institute for the Near East and Gulf Military Studies, examines the importance of Somali community engagement and discusses the recent UAE Counter Piracy Conference (www.counterpiracy.ae).
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.