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Empire-Logistics and Global Supply Chains

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At the previous meeting only a few of us showed up, so we ended up discussing actions on May Day in San Francisco. So we will return to the readings this week.

We will continue with Chapter 4, "Steamship Lines," of Getting the Goods: Ports, Labor, and the Logistics Revolution.

Here's the breakdown of reading assignments for the chapter:

  1. BS: pages 70-75, including:
    • Introduction
    • World Container Shipping
      • The World's Major Steamship Lines
    • The Business of Steamship Lines
      • Liners
      • Intermodal (Landbridge)
  2. GH: pages 75-80
      • Endemic Competition 
      • Liner Conferences
      • Alliances
      • Profitability
      • Chassis
  3. FMc: pages 80-84
      • Relations with Shippers
      • Organizations
      • In Memoriam: Interview Bob Kleist Evergreen
  4. KR: pages 84-87
  • The Nationality of Ships
    • Flags of Convenience
    • Shift in Ownership
    • Does Nationality Matter?
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5. MW: pages 87-92

    • Relations with the Ports
      • Freight Rates
      • Low Rates, Low Margins
      • Rates in the Trans-Pacific
      • The Ocean Shipping Reform Act

6. K¹K² (tag-teaming): pages 93-95

  • The Power of the Giant Retailers
    • Bigger is Better
  • Conclusion

 

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 17:00
Redstone Building, 2940 16th Street, 94103 more
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