Propeller Club elects Maria Conatser as its first female President
In her acceptance speech, Conatser recalled being recruited to work in the maritime industry twenty-eight years ago: “I joined the maritime industry when a recruiter that I knew called me up...
Malaysian Prime Minister in New York Courts U.S. companies to invest in Malaysia
During his four-day visit to New York in the third week of September, primarily, to participate in the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim availed of his presence on US soil to pitch for Malaysia as an attractive investment site for US companies looking to diversify their production and other business operations in Asia.
Maersk ups commitment to air with 130,000 sq/ft facility near LAX
Copenhagen-based A.P. Moller-Maersk, the global shipping and logistics giant, has opened a 130,000 square-foot import/export facility midway between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and...
Opinion: We must start investing in omni-shoring and regionalization today so we can reap their rewards tomorrow
Globalization has been at the forefront of global supply chains for years for many good reasons, but despite the benefits it has offered, it has also created a system rife with potential weak links.
It’s Tough Out There for Vehicle-Dependent Businesses. Fleet Automation Can Help
Any business that is dependent in some way on a vehicle is suffering from an array of challenges right now – and that’s true whether it’s a plumbing business with two or three trucks on the road, or a delivery company that relies on thousands of them. For starters, there are supply chain issues that make getting a vehicle in the first place difficult (read as: limited inventory at dealer lots and long wait times for specific makes and models if you happen to be choosy about what vehicle you want). These same supply chain kinks can make finding a replacement part when a component fails a painful and drawn-out affair. If you're a small business whose vehicle breaks down and the part is on backorder, what do you do? Hang a “Gone fishing” sign on your front door and twiddle your thumbs for a couple weeks? At the same time, labor shortages mean drivers are hard to find, as is the skilled labor to maintain the vehicles and keep them roadworthy. In a time of ongoing budget cuts, this means that many companies – large and small – are being forced to “do more with less”, stretching their already thin resources.
Port of Long Beach President Olvera urges caution on offshore wind
The Port of Long Beach’s newly elected Harbor Commission President Bobby Olvera Jr, also a Vice President in the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), says he sees no reason to rush into the adoption of off-shore wind in California without a careful review.
Lufthansa Cargo pursues ambitious ecommerce plans at Frankfurt Airport
eCommerce holds the promise of high growth in the coming years...
Port of Los Angeles - San Joaquin Valley rail service may begin in 2028
A rail service linking agricultural exporters in California’s San Joaquin Valley to the Port of Los Angeles could begin in 2028, according to Eugene Seroka, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles...
NY State court upholds trucker e-tracking regs
Intrastate New York truckers will have to use the same electronic logging devices (ELDs) as their interstate counterparts, thanks to a court decision finding no basis for a driver support organization’s regulatory challenge.
AWO & Glosten Warn That California Harbor Craft Rules Will Be Costly
On August 9th, Crowley and the Port of San Diego broke ground on the shoreside charging station designed to provide clean energy for the company’s new zero-emissions tugboat, eWolf.

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