Articles by Lara L. Sowinski

Executive Overview: East Coast Ports

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The weak U.S. dollar is pushing exports higher, helping to offset softer import volumes.

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Air Cargo Looks for 'Open Skies'

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Overcapacity in the U.S.-China market is prompting renewed interest in the trans-Atlantic while new aviation accords promise more business.
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Green Is Going Mainstream

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Transportation and logistics are embracing environmentalism as a way to cut costs and enhance their image.
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Site Selection Focuses on Second-Tier Markets

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Prime real estate in key gateways is near capacity and expensive, which means second-tier markets are getting more attention.
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Portrait of a Port

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There was a time when life at the port was an intimate part of the people and communities that surrounded it. If your livelihood wasn’t in some way dependent on the port, at least you had a close-up view of the daily happenings along with free-flowing access to the ships, sailors, merchants, and others who worked there.
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Domestic Truckers Get into the Global Game

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To say that supply chains have undergone a major transformation in recent years is almost an understatement. As companies have raced into emerging markets in countries such as China and India to take advantage of low-cost manufacturing and sourcing opportunities, service providers representing all modes of transportation have been right behind them, rolling out new products and services to keep pace with rapidly changing demands.
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What Supply Chain Execs are Buying, Where They're Skimping

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When we began talking with supply chain executives a few months ago about what products and services they were investing in this year, the prevailing answer was software and technology-Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM), Transportation Management Systems (TMS), RFID implementations-and everything in between. In addition, an increasing number of executives have begun turning towards On Demand as the preferred method to acquire these software solutions.
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Geographical Focus: Ireland's Growing Digital Divide

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Ireland rates high in the minds of American business executives as a country with a pro-business climate and is regarded as an excellent candidate for foreign investment, especially in the ICT (information and communications technologies), pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and financial services sectors.
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Transportation & Logistics: The Ball's In the Railroads' Court

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Railroads have been kicked around so much in recent years it hardly seems possible that they're the one transportation sector that's in a position to gain favor with shippers, especially in a business climate that is so tough on global supply chains.
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Air Cargo Industry Anxious to Recover in 2006

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It's fair to say that most in the air cargo industry are happy to see 2005 behind them. The year was marked with record high fuel increases, ramped up pressure from lawmakers to tighten security measures, ongoing industry consolidation, and even lost business to other transportation modes.
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