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Port of Los Angeles is handling more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
IN 2006, LOS ANGELES WAS THE FIRST PORT TO SURPASS AN ANNUAL THROUGHPUT OF EIGHT MILLION TEU, A DECADE-LONG RECORD.

WATCH: Nine Millionth TEU Delivered to Port of Los Angeles

Last week, Evergreen Line’s Ever Sigma container ship discharged the nine millionth TEU to pass through the Port of Los Angeles in the span of 12 months, setting a new annual record for the most container throughput of any port in the North America. The 12-month period for the new record corresponds with the port’s current fiscal year, which runs from … Read More

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WATCH: Memo to the President on Indian PM Modi’s Visit

Atlantic Council Recommends Trump Extend Three Vital Capabilities to India

  With India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, visiting Washington tomorrow and Monday, the Atlantic Council has issued one of its memos to the president. “An Historic Opportunity to Partner with India” recommends President Donald Trump extend three vital capabilities to India. The memo highlights that this visit is his best opportunity for the United States… Read More

WATCH: Donald Trump, the Wind-Energy Skeptic

Energy Secretary Rick Perry Had a Different Message for Congress

In his speech focusing on agriculture in Iowa on Wednesday, President Donald Trump heaped ridicule on wind energy, despite the fact that renewable energy makes up a significant portion of the energy portfolio in that state. Days earlier, Energy Secretary Rick Perry delivered a remarkably different message to Congress, telling legislators the United States will… Read More

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Neil Cotiaux 10:26 AM  5/4/2017

HOT OVERSEAS POTATO

By successfully introducing Brits to an “exotic” product and assuring the quality and reliability of its supply chain, Scott Farms’ sweet potatoes are now on firm ground in Europe. A staple in the diet of Native Americans even before Columbus arrived, the sweet potato had long been viewed as a quirky vegetable served mostly during the holidays. And across the pond in Europe, anything other than a white potato was unheard of. But things have changed for the lowly spud, which is … Read More

GENERALLY OPTIMISTIC “Manufacturers have the solutions,” says Emerson Electric Co. CEO David Farr. “We just need our leaders to get the work done.”
Craig Guillot 2:18 PM  4/28/2017

AMERICA’S MANUFACTURING RENAISSANCE

American manufacturing is in the midst of a renaissance. While the sector has been riding a wave of automation, increased efficiencies and changing macroeconomic forces, manufactures say the Trump administration could help fuel further growth with a reduction in regulations and new tax incentives. Economic development commissions (EDCs) across the country say manufacturing is thriving with new expansions and investments being driven by local tax incentives, access to quality talent, and a value proposition making it increasingly cost-effective to produce products … Read More

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Port of Los Angeles is handling more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
IN 2006, LOS ANGELES WAS THE FIRST PORT TO SURPASS AN ANNUAL THROUGHPUT OF EIGHT MILLION TEU, A DECADE-LONG RECORD.

Last week, Evergreen Line’s Ever Sigma container ship discharged the nine millionth TEU to pass through the Port of Los Angeles in the span of 12 months, setting a new annual record for the most container throughput of any port in the North America. The 12-month period for the new record corresponds with the port’s current fiscal year, which runs from … Read More

Site Selection

Expansion will allow Americold to handle more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
NEW AMERICOLD FACILITY HAS THREE TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED ROOMS THAT CAN ACCOMMODATE FROZEN, REFRIGERATED, AND AIR CONDITIONED DRY SPACE: The building, featuring twin docks that offer cold and air-conditioned operations for 57 dock doors, includes almost 42,000 square feet of office space.

Site Selection: Americold Purchases Additional San Antonio Facility

GT Staff 2:02 AM  5/17/2017

Americold has announced that it has purchased a temperature-controlled storage facility in San Antonio, Texas, adding another state-of-the-art food distribution center to its growing network. The building is operated as a food distribution center and currently is under a long-term lease to a retail client. Americold is a global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry. “Americold is very … Read More

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Technology is increasingly being used to manage shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
DATA IS COLLECTED ON THE WHEREABOUTS OF CARGO AT EVERY POINT IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN: This information is used to capture opportunities that improve the transport and warehousing of inventory.

2017 Georgia Logistics Summit Recap

Jannine Miller 7:07 AM  5/30/2017

On May 16 to 17, 2017, the cavernous halls of the Georgia World Congress Center were buzzing at Atlanta’s ninth annual Georgia Logistics Summit. Nearly 1,200 logistics industry thought leaders, entrepreneurs, shippers and receivers, and transportation experts filled the meeting rooms to learn about the latest, most cutting-edge developments in the industry. In the fast-paced and ever-changing world of technology, … Read More

Education

Game teaches students about shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
STUDENTS ARE DIVIDED INTO TEAMS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE GAME: Each team functions as individual countries to compete in manufacturing and selling products to a trader.
GT Staff 2:31 AM  3/15/2017

WATCH: Gaming International Trade

When teaching the course International Economics at the NYU Florence campus, Professor Giampiero Gallo organizes a modified version of the International Trade Game. Students are divided into teams – functioning as individual countries – and compete to manufacture and sell products to a trader at posted prices, which can vary with supply and demand. Students soon understand that they need to make decisions on the group’s strategies and to negotiate with other groups regarding the use of technology, buying raw materials, … Read More

THE RIGHT TYPE Continuing education is tough for people already in their career, but online options can help make it manageable—especially with employer support or sponsorship.
Bob Andelman 3:13 PM  2/14/2017

PLUGGED INTO LOGISTICS

In so many ways, Miki Minagawa is the poster child for an online supply chain management degree. That’s because, for starters, she is the Direct-to-Consumer director at Nike Japan. In Tokyo. And with what global, accredited school is she enrolled to earn a master’s in supply-chain management? Portland State University in Oregon, USA. Minagawa had already worked in supply chain for two decades—split between the United States and Japan—when she decided to expand and formalize her knowledge. In her role, she is … Read More

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES A Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management can open up career opportunities with your current employer, as well as the chance to change focus within your logistics-oriented position.
Bob Andelman 11:45 AM  12/6/2016

12 REASONS TO MASTER SUPPLY-CHAIN MANAGEMENT

What are the reasons to continue your education in supply-chain management? If you’re the chief executive, what reasons might you have to support employees interested in returning to school? Employees need to know how squeezing night and weekend classes into an already busy work/life schedule will be advantageous to the bottom line upon the completion of a degree in supply-chain management (SCM). We talked to executives, educators and recent graduates to learn these 12 reasons to master supply-chain management. KEY DIFFERENTIATOR Supply chain “is … Read More

Software

Online system to book shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
ON EVERGREEN ONLINE SYSTEM, THE SELECTED PRICE IS LOCKED IN ONCE A BOOKING IS CONFIRMED: With a guarantee of space and price, shippers can keep their production lines running with assurance and control their logistics costs with confidence.

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