Paul Scott Abbott

Paul Scott Abbott


Creepy-crawly TV import spurs APHIS probe, reverse logistics

Cannibal arachnids imported from Mexico, trapped within TV screens, apparently aren’t an everyday occurrence.

Oct 31, 2018View Full Blog

Georgia officials enthusiastic about Savannah port expansion

Griff Lynch, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, and other Peach State officials could not be more enthused about the Port of Savannah’s 10-year, $2.5 billion expansion, to grow annual throughput capacity of the Western Hemisphere’s largest single container terminal to 8 million 20-foot container units from its present 5.5 million TEUs.

Sep 20, 2018View Full Blog

Florence makes landfall near Port of Wilmington

North Carolina port officials don’t expect the Port of Wilmington to reopen until at least Tuesday or Wednesday in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

Sep 14, 2018View Full Blog

‘Patently unfair’ tariffs imperiling U.S. port infrastructure advances

Beyond projected depression of trade volumes with Asia, U.S. ports are facing a less-publicized but equally real threat related to tariff imposition: High duties on container cranes and other cargo-handling infrastructure.

Sep 11, 2018View Full Blog

Returns, blockchain lead opportunities, according to presenters at SMC3 event

Logistics providers have hundreds of billions of dollars of opportunities related to returns of purchases and blockchain implementation, according to presentations at SMC3’s Connections 2018 collaborative supply chain intelligence conference.

Jun 29, 2018View Full Blog

NBA legend West tips off Connections at Greenbrier

When it comes to true success, basketball legend Jerry West and supply chain organization leader Heather Sheehan appear to be on the same team.

Jun 25, 2018View Full Blog

Capacity challenges, tariff impacts grappled with at New Orleans event

While tens of thousands of sports entertainment aficionados were throwing down less than a mile away at WrestleMania 34 events at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, a couple hundred participants in the 10th anniversary Cargo Connections Conference found themselves grappling with far more serious issues.

Apr 12, 2018View Full Blog

CMA CGM exec calls for industry transformation in opening conference hosted by Port of New Orleans

The ocean shipping industry demands customer-focused transformation, according to a top carrier executive speaking today [Monday, April 9] at the Cargo Connections Conference in New Orleans.

Apr 09, 2018View Full Blog

Concern, uncertainty grip Gulf port leaders in wake of Trump steel tariff announcement

Hefty tariffs on U.S. imports of steel and aluminum have executives of Gulf ports gripped with wide-ranging concerns and uncertainty.

Mar 13, 2018View Full Blog

Retail supply chain needs vision, investment, diverse collaboration

Effective retail supply chains require a forceful vision, appropriate investment and commitment of a diverse workforce, according to presenters at a late February industry conference.

Mar 01, 2018View Full Blog