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  • Contract talks between dockworkers, management break down

    Contract talks between dockworkers, management break down
    Talks have broken down between the union representing nearly 15,000 East Coast and Gulf longshoremen and the group representing shippers and port operators, with little more than a week to go before their contract expires. Meeting Tuesday in Newark, N.J....
  • UPS holiday rush is fueled by technology with local roots

    UPS holiday rush is fueled by technology with local roots
    When Keith Short began delivering packages for UPS in Glen Burnie 23 years ago, he used bulky pads of paper to track parcels and pens that froze in the cold. Today, Short scans packages on and off his truck with a handheld computer that tells him what...
  • Port strike numbers are out to sea

    Port strike numbers are out to sea
    Big, round numbers always get people's attention. Numbers such as $1 billion, which has been bandied about as the economic loss per day nationally from the eight-day strike that shut down most of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. That figure...
  • Hampton Roads to Richmond barge to start thrice-a-week service

    A barge that hauls containers up the James River from Hampton Roads to Richmond twice a week, is adding a third day of service, according to transportation officials. With the addition of Saturday service, a top Virginia Port Authority news release...
  • Fruit varietals: Identity crisis in the produce aisle

    Fruit varietals: Identity crisis in the produce aisle
    There are 230 varieties of peaches grown in California, freestone and clingstone, heirloom and newly developed, flavorful and bland, but when you go to the grocery store and even many farmers markets, they're usually sold just as "peaches." The...
  • A truly moving story

     
      Earlier this week in my column about a moving company, I said I had never heard any HAPPY moving stories. Here is one from reader Robert Kemp:              Upon retiring in 1988, decided to move to Northern Ireland. from where I met my wife in 1943...
  • Eco-friendly packaging influences shopping decisions, study says

     
    More U.S. shoppers are interested in choosing eco-friendly packaging, but they're confused about which types are best for the environment, according to a study on packaging and the environment released Monday. The study from the New Jersey marketing...
  • Samsung reportedly passes Apple in smartphone shipments

     
    Samsung has passed Apple as the world's top shipper of smartphones in the third quarter of the year, according to a report from the research firm Strategy Analytics. But while Samsung sent more smartphones to retailer warehouses than Apple did during...
  • A slow month for cargo at Long Beach port

     
    The nation's second busiest container port saw a sharp decline in cargo numbers in October, but there is a caveat. The Port of Long Beach is operating with just six terminal operators instead of the seven it still had in 2010....
  • Exports brighten trade figures at L.A. seaport

     
    The Port of Los Angeles had its biggest month ever for exports in November and the total was also high enough to drive the nation's busiest cargo container port past its record for goods shipped overseas in a year....
  • A&E rolls out another entertaining reality series with “Shipping Wars”

     
    By Stacey Harrison When I reach Roy Garber over the phone for our interview, he's on the road. But then where else would he be? If you watch Shipping Wars — A&E's new reality series premiering tonight at 9 — you'll quickly learn that Garber...