With the evolution of "3D printing," the day may be near when small retailers can produce customized orders on demand and, in the process, shorten supply chains and further reduce the need for large inventories.
Green issues / Sustainability
News & Analysis
08 Nov 2013
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has allocated $1.4 million for two projects that will collect information on the use of liquefied natural gas...
08 Nov 2013
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has announced the opening Marine Highway M-580, also known as the California Green Trade Corridor...
30 Aug 2013
Shippers and third-party logistics providers have embraced numerous strategies to reduce emissions and lower costs in an effort to improve supply chain sustainability. Yet emissions reduction is only one part of corporate sustainability agendas that have expanded to include human rights, labor practices, business ethics, anti-corruption, charitable contributions and humanitarian relief.
29 Aug 2013
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have realized unprecedented reductions in harmful diesel emissions, especially from trucks, since the unveiling of their joint Clean Air Action Plan in 2006. Now they anticipate significant emissions reductions from vessels.
21 Aug 2013
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has announced that 12 shipping lines and 448 vessels have enrolled in its Clean Vessel Incentive program since it launched on Jan. 1, 2013.