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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic forced chemical manufacturers and distributors to quickly reassess how they operated.
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.
NACD is pleased to announce the addition of a new importing and trade course to its online training center, NACD U.
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.
Port congestion, container shortages, and soaring costs have become part and parcel of life as a chemical distributor this past year.