Summer Fancy Food Show

North America’s Largest Specialty Food and Beverage Event comes to New York City annually in the late June / Early July time frame. Discover 180,000 products including confections, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices, ethnic, natural, organic and more. Connect with 2,400 exhibitors from 50 countries & regions. Palisades Logistics will be attending the Summer Fancy Food …

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Shippers Seek To Transfer US Inbound Freight from West Coast Ports to US Gulf Coast & East Coast Ports

Shippers Seek To Transfer US Inbound Freight from West Coast Ports to US Gulf Coast & East Coast Ports Below are results from a great survey conducted and put out by the team at JOC. Full results and the subsequent article can be found at http://www.joc.com/maritime-news/trade-lanes/65-percent-shippers-surveyed-say-they%E2%80%99ll-divert-west-coast_20150225.html Why does this affect Palisades Logistics and our key …

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Congestion at West Coast Ports – How Much is it Costing the US Economy?

Negotiations continue for a new contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and employers represented by the Pacific Maritime Association. The negotiations cover 29 U.S. West Coast ports, including all the major West Coast container ports — Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, Portland, Seattle and Tacoma. “Congestion at a port terminal in Southern California” …

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The World’s Largest Container Ship

As the European economy struggles – shipping conglomerate CSCL debuts the world’s largest container ship, the “CSCL Globe.” Currently on its maiden voyage from Shanghai to Europe – the ship measures 1,312 feet long and 192 feet wide and is roughly the size of four soccer fields. Is this the future of international shipping? Bigger, …

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Economic Impact As Incentives Fail to Entice More Drivers

The transportation industry is desperate for qualified drivers.  Carriers are offering larger salaries and promising more time at home to try to persuade more drivers to join their companies.  The lack of qualified drivers is limiting the ability for trucking companies to grow.  Hiring and retaining drivers is becoming increasingly more costly. Partner carriers of …

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