Posts tagged with ‘NAFTA’

  • Business - Transportation
    Supply Chain 2017: Important Transportation Trends and Challenges

    Supply Chain 2017: Important Transportation Trends and Challenges

    - by Transplace

    By: Frank McGuigan, President & Chief Operating Officer, Transplace

    There’s never a dull moment in the supply chain. That statement seems especially true thus far in 2017. We’re just over a month into the new year and there is already a myriad of questions about the market, the business landscape and how companies will be affected going forward. With issues such as changes to global trade deals, regulations and fluctuating capacity, we are quite certain that there will be an impact on the supply chain in 2017, and beyond, making it is vital for shippers, carriers and logistics service providers to keep a pulse on what’s going on in the industry.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 30th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Daylight saving time ends this Sunday, which means we “fall back” and gain an hour of both sunlight and sleep. And that extra hour should free up a little bit of time to “fall into” this week’s TIP List. See below for all the stories, including intermodal transportation trends, news of Uber’s first self-driving truck and the impact of 3D printing on the supply chain industry.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Transportation TIP List: Week of September 4th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Autumn’s arrival brings shorter days, colorful foliage and pumpkin-spiced everything. But even if trendy lattes aren’t your beverage of choice, our first TIP List of the fall season is showcasing some of the trendiest transportation and supply chain topics. Below you’ll find details on the truck driver shortage, artificial intelligence and how the U.S. intermodal rail network is going to take on this year’s bumper crop harvest.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of June 26th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    In anticipation of the Fourth of July, our TIP List celebrates transportation trends making an impact near and far. New drone rules from the FAA and the U.K.’s ‘Brexit’ vote to increasing NAFTA trade growth – the transportation industry is bursting with exciting new developments.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of May 1st, 2016

    - by Transplace

    With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, we’ve been reflecting on the mother lode of legislation that is currently trending in the transportation industry. Our TIP List this week spotlights progress, such as freight value on the rise — as well as some hurdles, such as concerns about mandating the use of speed governors on heavy-duty trucks. Brush up on all the details in the articles below!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 6th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    There’s a frosty feel in the air this time of year, and while we know Santa Claus is busy making his list and checking it twice, we have our own list of trending transportation topics that you need to know this week. Read on for a little industry holiday cheer!

  • Business - Transportation
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Looking Forward: The Rise in Trade with Mexico and Canada

    - by Transplace

    Nearshoring and even re-shoring have become very real happenings in North America. Due to a number of factors, including increased production costs in China, a rise in shipping costs for ocean and air freight, congested ports and labor unrest, many companies have chosen to move product manufacturing or assembly to Mexico. This in turn has caused an increase in order volume for finished goods traveling from Mexico to Canada, particularly in the automotive and consumer electronics industries.

  • Shipper Symposium
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    Shipper Symposium Snippets!

    - by Transplace

    Twelve years in and we couldn’t be more thrilled that our Shipper Symposium has become such a great gathering of economic, transportation and logistics leaders.  Connecting our customers and partners with each other and listening to speakers address everything from NAFTA and cross-border shipping to fueling talent into supply chain logistics has led to true collaboration in the transportation industry. 2014 just might be at the top of our list for the best Shipper Symposium yet!

    Remembering some of the things we learned from this year’s speakers got us thinking about how we could share these Shipper Symposium tidbits with you.

  • International Logistics
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    Shipper Symposium 2014 – Day 3 Recap

    - by Transplace

    The final day did not disappoint as this year’s Shipper Symposium came to a close.  Attendees filed into the main ballroom in anticipation of hearing from speakers Economist Paul Bingham and former President of Mexico Vicente Fox in addition to hearing thoughts from the “NAFTA @ 20” panel.

    But it wouldn’t be a Shipper Symposium if there wasn’t some fun and humor to get our day started! First up was Kecia Gray, Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Communications, who addressed everyone with a short, but very interactive welcome. From highlighting details of how far the event has come over the last 12 years to showing off Shipper Symposium attendee selfies, Kecia thanked all the sponsors, attendees and especially her teams for helping make the Signature Event better and better with each following year.

  • International Logistics
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    Reflecting on 20 Years of NAFTA

    - by Transplace

    The first day of 2014 marked 20 years to the day of which the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was entered into force by the United States, Canada and Mexico.  According to the Office  of the United States Trade Representative website, NAFTA created the world’s largest free trade area, which now links 450 million people producing $17 trillion worth of goods and services.

    To get a better understanding of the impact of NAFTA over the last two decades, we sat down with Transplace Mexico’s managing directors, Troy Ryley and Jose Minarro, to discuss this pivotal agreement, why we’re better off with it and what needs to change.

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