Port Congestion – NJ & NY Port Update

Everyone is well aware of the issues that faced the West Coast ports a couple months back.  Most importers were at a standstill while the IWLU negotiations were taking place, forcing ships into a holding pattern off the coast of California.  Port Congestion and work slowdowns made it virtually impossible to get containers from the Port Terminals and resulted in excessive demurrage charges and congestion surcharges being put into place by local drayage providers. Many importers who relied on the West Coast ports either enacted contingency...
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This year’s WERC Conference

The 38th Annual WERC Conference (Warehousing Education and Research Council) took place this week on Sunday March 3rd through Wednesday March 6th.  Manufacturers, Third Party Logistics providers and vendors gathered in Orlando, FL for this conference. Nearly 700 professionals in the logistics industry took part in more than 80 educational seminars, several peer sharing discussions and facility tours.  The purpose of these events were to highlight industry best practices and share emerging trends that significantly impact warehouse and distribution center operations. Topics included; JIT (Just-In-Time) warehouse...
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Port Jersey Logistics Hosts 2nd Annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

On Thursday, April 23, 2015 Port Jersey Logistics hosted it's second annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.  Attendees this year included, 15 children, ages 8 to 12.    Human Resource Manager, Kathy Lanzetta organized a fun-filled day loaded with age-appropriate educational activities, prizes and refreshments. This year's program began with a company overview outlining company history, services offered and an explanation of what the children would see during...
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