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3D printing
Companies that bring component manufacturing in-house through 3D printing are able to produce items faster and more affordably, reducing those risks and undercutting competitors still handcuffed to traditional manufacturing.

Metal 3D Printing Alleviating Supply Chain Weaknesses Exposed by Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed weaknesses in the global supply chain, and 3D printing is helping to fix the problem – transforming manufacturing in the process. Supply chain disruptions were up 67 percent year-over-year in 2020, with those caused by the pandemic accounting for the most damage, according to an annual report from supply chain risk monitor Resilinc. A year and … Read More

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ports
The Port of Houston retains the top spot as America’s top power port. CREDIT: Port of Houston
Tom Wadlow 11:59 PM  9/24/2021

POWER ’EM UP: LADIES AND GERMS, AMERICA’S TOP 50 POWER PORTS

Trade in and out of the United States would not be possible without sea and river port infrastructure spread across the length and breadth of the country. Using the latest available figures from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, we present the top 50 American power ports based on total tonnage of trade processed in 2019.  if (!window.AdButler) { … Read More

covid-19
In the spirit of “never waste a good crisis,” supply chain practitioners and technologists face a post-pandemic recovery armed with a set of new systems and practices. 
Shaun Phillips, Director of Product Management at QAD DynaSys 11:24 PM  5/15/2021

HOW COVID-19 TOOK THE SUPPLY CHAIN TO A NEW PLACE

The COVID-19 pandemic is not a one-off supply and demand disruptive event that will disappear into obscurity. It has left indelible marks on supply chain practices and practitioners. The not-so-strange thing is that many of these marks are positives. In the spirit of “never waste a good crisis,” supply chain practitioners and technologists face a post-pandemic recovery armed with a set of new systems and practices.  Two of the most important of these new systems and practices involve supply chain agility … Read More

ports
After closing the main administration offices in the early months of the pandemic, PhilaPort reopened those offices by late September and is now close to operating as usual—though with some adjustments. Credit: PhilaPort
Anthony Pignataro 11:59 PM  5/9/2021

HOW ROLL ON/ROLL OFF PORTS RESPONDED TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on global shipping. One of the categories hit worst was roll-on/roll-off (Ro/Ro). These ships, which revolutionized the transport of automotive and military vehicles, often found themselves with nowhere to go as automakers shut down their plants in the first half of 2020 to stop the spread of the coronavirus.  Figures compiled by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)—and published in its report COVID-19 and Maritime Transport: Impact and Responses—show just how bleak the Ro/Ro … Read More

Global Logistics

3D printing
Companies that bring component manufacturing in-house through 3D printing are able to produce items faster and more affordably, reducing those risks and undercutting competitors still handcuffed to traditional manufacturing.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed weaknesses in the global supply chain, and 3D printing is helping to fix the problem – transforming manufacturing in the process. Supply chain disruptions were up 67 percent year-over-year in 2020, with those caused by the pandemic accounting for the most damage, according to an annual report from supply chain risk monitor Resilinc. A year and … Read More

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transportation
BNSF and Wabtec are testing electric battery-powered locomotives on a line between Barstow and Stockton, California. CREDIT: BNSF

7 STATES WITH COMPREHENSIVE FACILITIES FOR THE MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION OF GOODS

Tom Wadlow 11:54 PM  9/22/2021

Thankfully, with COVID-19 vaccination programs in full swing, it appears that we are emerging out of the worst of the pandemic which has blighted the lives of so many people and caused so much devastation to businesses across all industries.  Major parts of the U.S. economy, quite literally, were brought to a standstill with enforced closures and restrictions on the movement … Read More

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eco-friendly
According to the 2018 Deloitte Millennials study, three-quarters of millennials and Gen Z respondents indicated they consider a company’s social and environmental commitments in deciding where to work.

By 2030, millennials and Generation Z (Gen Z) will be the central working force in society. According to the 2018 Deloitte Millennials study, three-quarters of millennials and Gen Z respondents indicated they consider a company’s social and environmental commitments in deciding where to work. Two-thirds even said they would not accept a job that didn’t have a strong sustainability program. To … Read More

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Qatar
Qatar Trade Summit will assist in building better trade relationships to achieve the economy's vision 2030.
Nispana 11:58 PM  9/10/2021

Qatar Trade Summit: Setting the Course to Surge the Economic Development

With the GCC coming closer and one of the largest sports world cups hosted in the country, the summit will provide a platform to explore the investment options to yield everlasting trade relationships with the world Qatar Trade Summit will place the event in a stronger position to bring the EMEA industry together on 9th and 10th November 2021, where the nation’s key stakeholders will showcase exclusive development made in the past few years. The summit will accentuate the parameters attributing … Read More

breakbulk americas
The convention floor will again be hoping in Houston thanks to the return of Breakbulk Americas. CREDIT: Port of Houston
Tom Wadlow 11:54 PM  9/8/2021

BREAKBULK IS BACK: AFTER PANDEMIC HICCUP, BREAKBULK AMERICAS RETURNS TO HOUSTON

After missing 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Breakbulk Americas is returning in September. “This event from September 28 to 30 is all about getting together as an industry after a very long two-year break,” says Leslie Meredith, Marketing and Media Director for the event. “Breakbulk Americas is the first Breakbulk event to return to the market post-pandemic. We are working very closely with the City of Houston and the George R. Brown Convention Center to make sure that this is … Read More

career
With the shipping industry and supply chains constantly evolving, updating in mid-career is also important in dealing with new technology and data streams.
Tom Wadlow 11:56 PM  8/25/2021

LESSON FOR THE DAY: ONE PROFESSIONAL’S CAREER PATH 

In 2019, more than 11 billion tons of cargo were shipped internationally, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and the dollar value of global trade that same year was approximately $19 trillion (U.S.). The logistics required in the transshipment of products by sea, air, rail and truck are enormous, and the efficiency of the multitude of supply chains is equally as vital. Developing the logistical programs and building supply chain models require people with in-depth training in these sectors … Read More

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rebate management
Global supply chains have never been more complex than they are today – they’re more interconnected, they serve larger and increasingly diverse markets, and they often require vast logistical infrastructure to function.