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Time for the FMC to Correct Course on Shipping
July 12, 2021
Time for the FMC to Correct Course on Shipping

American businesses have been facing a maritime shipping crisis for more than a year, and there has been little action from the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to address it. From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been immense strain on the United States shipping system. Ports across the U.S. continue to suffer from severe congestion causing cargo ships to experience significant delays in unloading cargo and, ultimately, delivering product in a reasonable time.

By Eric R. Byer, NACD
Webinar: Make the Most of Digital Marketing
July 8, 2021
Webinar: Make the Most of Digital Marketing

The past year has proven just how important digitalization has become to business; without it, few of us would have been able to function quite as well as we have during such a difficult period.

By Caroline Brooks, NACD
NACD In-Person Site Visits Making a 'Comeback' this Summer, with a New Twist
July 1, 2021
NACD In-Person Site Visits Making a 'Comeback' this Summer, with a New Twist

Over a year ago, we all witnessed the immediate social and economic implications of the coronavirus. In nearly every aspect of our lives, the world changed as we knew it.

By Nicholas Breslin, NACD
NACD Workshop Addresses Ongoing Cannabis Confusion
June 16, 2021
NACD Workshop Addresses Ongoing Cannabis Confusion

Do you know what your state laws are regarding marijuana use? Are you aware of the differences between marijuana, hemp, and cannabidiol (CBD)? Have you been able to craft an effective workplace drug testing policy that can cope with the constantly changing legislation?

By Analisa Toma, NACD
Congress Connect Transports Us Virtually to Capitol Hill
June 10, 2021
Congress Connect Transports Us Virtually to Capitol Hill

NACD’s first-ever Congress Connect meeting took place in early May, once again putting our membership in direct contact with lawmakers and members of Congress.

By Doug Leigh, NACD
Datacor Study Suggests Technology Investment Among Sector's Top Priorities
June 1, 2021
Datacor Study Suggests Technology Investment Among Sector's Top Priorities

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic forced chemical manufacturers and distributors to quickly reassess how they operated.

By Aileen Smith, NACD
Momentum Builds for DRIVE-Safe Act
May 6, 2021
Momentum Builds for DRIVE-Safe Act

It’s been a long and frustrating road for the trucking industry as it’s tried to address the ongoing driver shortage – but there are finally signs of change on the horizon.

By Doug Leigh, NACD
New NACD U Course Tackles Trade
April 29, 2021
New NACD U Course Tackles Trade

NACD is pleased to announce the addition of a new importing and trade course to its online training center, NACD U.

By Allison Tuszynski, NACD
Answering Your Questions About Congress Connect
April 8, 2021
Answering Your Questions About Congress Connect

Whether Congress is writing new laws, reauthorizing existing laws, or failing to act on issues important to the chemical distribution industry, policymakers in Washington have the ability to both positively and negatively affect our industry and the choices individual companies make to remain successful. 

By Erin Getz, NACD
Shipping Delays Are Disrupting the Supply Chain
April 1, 2021
Shipping Delays Are Disrupting the Supply Chain

Port congestion, container shortages, and soaring costs have become part and parcel of life as a chemical distributor this past year.

By Lucinda Schofer, NACD