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Mar 11, 2013, 16:44 ET
TPM 2013.  (PRNewsFoto/The Journal of Commerce)

TPM Conference Once Again Sees Record Attendance

 With 2,000 attendees, representing 21 countries, The Journal of Commerce once again broke records with its 13th annual Trans-Pacific...

Jan 24, 2013, 13:42 ET
Inland Distribution Conference.  (PRNewsFoto/The Journal of Commerce)

Journal of Commerce to launch new JOC Inland Distribution Conference in Kansas City, MO

 The Journal of Commerce (JOC) announced that its new event, the JOC Inland Distribution Conference, will take place in Kansas City, MO in...

Jan 07, 2013, 14:00 ET
The Journal of Commerce Publishes Flagship Annual Review and Outlook.  (PRNewsFoto/The Journal of Commerce)

The Journal of Commerce Publishes Flagship Annual Review and Outlook

The Journal of Commerce has published its Annual Review and Outlook, the supply chain business-to-business media outlet's largest and most...

Jan 03, 2013, 16:12 ET

IDS Transportation Services, LLC and The Journal of Commerce Announce Partnership to Expand Coverage of Intermodal Pricing

 IDS Transportation Services, LLC will begin providing weekly spot rates on heavy volume 53' door-to-door domestic intermodal lanes, along with...

Dec 20, 2012, 09:57 ET

Freight Rate Volatility to be highlighted at the 2013 TPM Conference

The annual TPM container shipping conference in Long Beach will present for the 2nd year a 1-day Cool Cargoes/refrigerated shipping track analyzing...

Dec 19, 2012, 16:44 ET

Freight Rate Volatility to be highlighted at the 2013 TPM Conference

 Last week Asia to Europe spot container rates soared 35% in a single week. Asia to Mediterranean rates were up 66% last week, while...

Oct 31, 2012, 21:16 ET
JOC.COM launches Hurricane Sandy Alerts for Supply Chain Impact.  (PRNewsFoto/The Journal of Commerce)

El Journal of Commerce presenta alertas del huracán Sandy por el impacto sobre la cadena de aprovisionamiento

 El Journal of Commerce ha inaugurado una sección especial en su sitio web para alertar a los miembros del JOC sobre cómo ha...

Oct 31, 2012, 18:27 ET
JOC.COM launches Hurricane Sandy Alerts for Supply Chain Impact.  (PRNewsFoto/The Journal of Commerce)

Le Journal of Commerce lance des alertes concernant l'impact de l'ouragan Sandy sur la chaine logistique

 Le Journal of Commerce a lancé une rubrique spéciale sur son site Internet visant à alerter les membres du JOC quant à...

Oct 31, 2012, 14:52 ET
JOC.COM launches Hurricane Sandy Alerts for Supply Chain Impact.  (PRNewsFoto/The Journal of Commerce)

The Journal of Commerce lanza alertas sobre el impacto del huracán Sandy en la cadena de suministro

The Journal of Commerce ha establecido una sección especial en el sitio web para alertar a los miembros del JOC sobré cómo impacta...

Oct 31, 2012, 10:41 ET
JOC.COM launches Hurricane Sandy Alerts for Supply Chain Impact.  (PRNewsFoto/The Journal of Commerce)

Journal of Commerce beginnt Benachrichtigungsservice zu den Auswirkungen von Hurrikan Sandy auf die Lieferkette

 Das Journal of Commerce hat eine spezielle Rubrik auf seiner Website eingerichtet, die JOC-Mitglieder über die Auswirkungen von Hurrikan...

Oct 31, 2012, 10:33 ET
JOC.COM launches Hurricane Sandy Alerts for Supply Chain Impact.  (PRNewsFoto/The Journal of Commerce)

The Journal of Commerce lança alertas sobre o furacão Sandy e seu impacto na cadeia de abastecimento

O The Journal of Commerce criou uma seção especial no site para alertar os membros do JOC sobre como o furacão Sandy impacta a...

Oct 30, 2012, 18:32 ET
JOC.COM launches Hurricane Sandy Alerts for Supply Chain Impact.  (PRNewsFoto/The Journal of Commerce)

The Journal of Commerce Launches Hurricane Sandy Alerts for Supply Chain Impact

 The Journal of Commerce has set up a special website section to alert JOC members on how Hurricane Sandy impacts supply chain...

Oct 18, 2012, 12:52 ET
Canada Maritime Conference.  (PRNewsFoto/The Journal of Commerce)

The Journal of Commerce's 2012 Canada Maritime Conference will Feature a Panel on the Shrinking of the Polar Ice Cap and its Impact on Shipping

 The upcoming Canada Maritime Conference, organized by The Journal of Commerce, will include a panel focusing on the shrinking of the polar...

Oct 12, 2012, 16:37 ET
The Journal of Commerce this week announced an extensive new Regulatory Audit webcast series featuring voices from U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office of International Trade, as well as legal and trade compliance experts from the transportation and logistics industries. The three-part series will launch Oct. 16 with Preparing for a CBP Audit: Focused Assessment and Referral Audits, moderated by Journal of Commerce Editor Harry Butler. The series' two-part 90-minute segments, each featuring six speakers, will also address the Importer Self-Assessment program and use of Statistical Sampling.  (PRNewsFoto/The Journal of Commerce)

The Journal of Commerce Announces 2012 Customs Regulatory Audit Webcast Series

The Journal of Commerce this week announced an extensive new Regulatory Audit webcast series featuring voices from U.S. Customs and Border...

Oct 08, 2012, 18:06 ET
The Journal of Commerce (JOC) today re-launched its flagship Web site, www.joc.com. The Web site has been rebuilt from top to bottom with enhancements in functionality and content for JOC members and advertisers. The JOC is the leading information and marketing services provider for the domestic and international containerized cargo community. It delivers high-quality intelligence and expertise to help customers make better business decisions - in print, online and face-to-face at leading industry events.  (PRNewsFoto/The Journal of Commerce)

Journal of Commerce Re-launches JOC.com Web site with Expanded Functionality, Enhanced Data and Member Content

The Journal of Commerce (JOC) today re-launched its flagship Web site, www.joc.com. The Web site has been rebuilt from top to bottom with...

Sep 25, 2012, 13:37 ET
The Journal of Commerce announced the agenda for its 13th annual Trans-Pacific Maritime conference, on Mar. 3-6, 2013 in Long Beach, Calif., including an opening keynote by Maersk Line CEO Soren Skou. Speeches and panel discussions during the extensive TPM program will address the outlook for container shipping and containerized trade, longshore labor, service contract negotiations, green supply chains and proven cost-saving strategies for shippers.  (PRNewsFoto/The Journal of Commerce)

The Journal of Commerce Announces Agenda for 2013 TPM Conference

 The Journal of Commerce announced the agenda for its 13th annual Trans-Pacific Maritime conference, on Mar. 3-6, 2013 in Long Beach, Calif.,...

Aug 31, 2012, 11:25 ET
U.S. containerized imports surged 9.7 percent in July from a year earlier, to 1,562,235 twenty-foot-equivalent units, on strong growth in auto parts and furniture, according to PIERS. The growth -- imports also advanced 6.2 percent over June -- marks impressive expansion of the import trade, especially considering last July's year-over-year drop of 5.2 percent, said Mario O. Moreno, economist for The Journal of Commerce/PIERS.  (PRNewsFoto/The Journal of Commerce)

July U.S. Containerized Imports Up 9.7 Percent

U.S. containerized imports surged 9.7 percent in July from a year earlier, to 1,562,235 twenty-foot-equivalent units, on strong growth in auto...

Aug 14, 2012, 12:46 ET

Ma Ze Hua, President, COSCO Group, & Ng Yat Chung, CEO, NOL Group, to deliver keynote speeches at 6th Annual TPM Asia Conference

 The Journal of Commerce confirmed today that two of the most senior executives in the container shipping industry globally will participate...

Jun 25, 2012, 14:53 ET
Stalled contract negotiations between the International Longshoremen's Association and United States Maritime Alliance are scheduled to resume this week, but many shippers are preparing for the worst this fall, according to an online poll by The Journal of Commerce. More than 75 percent of respondents consider labor disruption at East and Gulf Coast ports likely, and 68.1 percent have contingency plans in place to divert cargo.  (PRNewsFoto/The Journal of Commerce)

Shippers Fear East Coast Port Strike, Journal of Commerce Poll Reveals

 Stalled contract negotiations between the International Longshoremen's Association and United States Maritime Alliance are scheduled to...

Jun 08, 2012, 16:26 ET
U.S. containerized imports dropped 2 percent in April year over year to 1,372,851 twenty-foot-equivalent units, as retailers responded to a slowing economy by keeping inventories lean, reported Mario O. Moreno, economist for The Journal of Commerce/PIERS. The decline followed a 7.3 percent year-over-year gain in March due, in part, to an early Lunar New Year in China. Leading the losses in April were footwear and miscellaneous fruits, each down 20 percent; menswear, down 19 percent; and women's and infant wear, down 11 percent.  (PRNewsFoto/The Journal of Commerce/PIERS)

U.S. Importers Keeping Inventory Lean, Containerized Shipments Down 2 Percent in April

U.S. containerized imports dropped 2 percent in April year over year to 1,372,851 twenty-foot-equivalent units, as retailers responded to a...