Chris Brooks

A 30-year journalist, Chris’s career has touched on every facet of the editorial operation, from editing and writing to layout and design. He has overseen the day-to-day operation of the JOC magazine and Web site for much of the last decade, first as managing editor and, for the last two years, as executive editor.

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If there’s a ray of good news to be found in China, it’s that the “something bad” Nariman Behravesh, IHS chief exonomist, referenced at the TPM Conference last March isn’t likely to be the full-blown financial crisis that hit the U.S. in 2008, but a longer-term period of slow growth.

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When the JOC editorial team last fall looked at themes and subjects that would dominate 2016, there was no shortage of possibilities: continuing port congestion; the opening of the Panama Canal’s new...
2015 may not go down as the most disruptive or revolutionary year in freight transportation history, but it’s certainly been one of the most transformative ones.
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For the last four years, Bradley S. Jacobs has been one of the more interesting people operating in the global freight supply chain. Like the portfolio of companies he’s building, the XPO Logistics...
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How Beijing’s double dose of news in recent weeks — reportedly ordering a merger of state-owned Cosco and China Shipping that would create the world’s fourth-largest container shipping operator,...
UPS's acquisition of Coyote Logistics is just the latest in a rash of acquisitions by asset- and non-asset-based service providers looking to offer end-to-end supply chain solutions, on the North...
The 1980s brought us Reaganomics. 2012 brought us Abenomics, the economic revitalization effort by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. And a year after China’s surprising rejection of the P3...
The International Longshoremen's Association, in opening the door to the possibility of a long-term contract, certainly is looking to capitalize on the congestion and raw memories of the recent past...
Anyone who knows Jim Newsome knows he’s as competitive as they come. But the CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority also knows that competition is healthy. So whether it’s the raising of the...