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Annual Review & Outlook 2013: Shanghai Shipping Exchange
Zhang Ye, President
I expect three major events in shipping this year.
Annual Review & Outlook 2013: Shanghai International Shipping Institute
Zhen Hong, Secretary General
The shipping market in 2013 may hardly see a fundamental rollover of its current downturn, but the industry will definitely experience a transition that will feature a reshuffling of shipping companies and innovations in their operation and management.
Annual Review & Outlook 2013: Safmarine North America
Jonathan Yock, President
I anticipate our industry will see several changes and forms of evolution this year as all sectors try to find a solid foundation for sustained success. One of the most important developments I suspect we’ll witness will be one of increased internal focus by relevant stakeholders, and that won’t necessarily be detrimental to our industry.
Annual Review & Outlook 2013: Ports America
Michael F. Hassing, President and CEO
The economic environment remains challenging and volatile. We must use this time to leverage stakeholder management across the supply chain with an emphasis on increased public-private partnerships and strengthened cooperation.
Annual Review & Outlook 2013: Port of Tampa
Charles Klug, Interim Port Director and CEO
2013 promises to bring considerable uncertainty, as well as opportunity for the shipping and ports sector. While the U.S. economy appears to be on a slow path toward recovery from the Great Recession, Europe and Asia face challenges such that the long-term global trade outlook is for more tempered growth in global trade.
Toys Vs. Luggage: A Lesson in Savings
Global Trade Management has been defined as “the total optimization of the end-to-end international supply chain — from product conception to final delivery — with focus on the integration of regulatory, strategic and system components to ensure a seamless, secure and cost-effective flow of goods, data and payments across international borders.” In other words, GTM is a holistic approach of managing all of these separate, disparate tasks as a single seamless process.
Suddenly Seeking Solutions
A few weeks ago an intermodal executive asked me a question to the effect of, “Where should we be headed?” As I talked out my answer and the rationale, it occurred to me that on the surface I sounded cringingly mundane, my observation the type that could have been made in 1995, 2007 or today.
Annual Review & Outlook 2013: Port of Oakland
Deborah Ale Flint, Acting Executive Director
Global economic uncertainty and excess shipping capacity are two key factors that will drive the maritime industry in 2013.
Annual Review & Outlook 2013: Port of Portland
Bill Wyatt, Executive Director
The maritime sector has seen substantial recovery in trade volumes since the dark days of late 2008. This fact appears to support the notion that world trade, while not immune from cyclical economic downturns or temporary disruptions in trade finance, is very much on a trajectory for healthy growth.
Annual Review & Outlook 2013: Port of New Orleans
Gary P. LaGrange, President and CEO
The success of the coming year depends largely upon the global economic climate.
Annual Review & Outlook 2013: Port of Long Beach
J. Christopher Lytle, Executive Director
We are entering a new, Big Ship era for the port industry.
Annual Review & Outlook 2013: Port of Houston Authority
Leonard Waterworth, Executive Director
Those ports across the nation not blessed with naturally deep harbors are in a race to either benefit from an expanded Panama Canal or sit on the sidelines while their competitors reap the rewards.
Port Workers vs. Gun Owners: A Double Standard?
K. Denise Rucker Krepp
The National Rifle Association’s refusal to support background checks is befuddling given that more than 2 million transportation workers already are required to get them for employment.
Q&A: Liability: Himalaya Clause and Effect
Who's liable for cargo loss on a through bill of lading involving an ocean shipment that extends beyond port limits?
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Asia Infrastructure News
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International Longshoremen’s Association
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