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ILA, USMX agree to 6-Year Contract

Representatives from the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and U.S.  Maritime Alliance (USMX) has approved a tentative six year master contract. Members will now vote to ratify the deal. “I am extremely pleased to announce that today the parties have approved their tentative agreement for a successor Master Agreement.  In doing so, the parties have successfully… Read more »

Henningsen Facilities Receive Organic USDA Certification

Henningsen Cold Storage received USDA Organic Certification after Oregon Tilth evaluated its Portland, OR facilities. Both of the company’s Portland warehouses met the strict requirements set forth by USDA’s National Organic Program. Among other things, organic certification requires extensive effort and documentation to ensure organic products never commingle with nonorganic products. Organic food consumption has… Read more »

Is Your 3PL Financially Healthy?

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Conduct a financial checkup of your potential 3PL partners before you sign the contract. Although we seem to be climbing out from the lowest points of the recent recession, a great deal of financial instability still plagues the logistics sector. Fiscal cliffs, tax reforms, fluctuating… Read more »


MULTIMODAL: Dow Jones Transportation Index Dow Jones Transportation index rose 6.1% during the month of January. (Stock performance of twenty large, well-known U.S. companies in the transportation industry, average of January 10th thru February 10th) NASDAQ Transportation Index NASDQ Transportation index increased 1.9% in January. (Average share weights of NASDAQ-listed companies classified as transportation companies,… Read more »

Henningsen’s Tony Lucarelli New Head of World Group (freezer client)

Tony Lucarelli, executive vice president of Henningsen Cold Storage, Portland, OR has been elected president of the World Group, a strategic partner­ship of independent North Amer­ican frozen and refrigerated logistics and warehousing com­panies. Luis Jorba, chief executive officer of Frialsa Frigorificos, Mexico City, Mexico, was elect­ed vice president. The new secretary is Stan Bigford, chief… Read more »