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Lori Ann LaRocco

Lori Ann LaRocco is senior editor of guests for CNBC business news. She coordinates high profile interviews and special multi-million dollar on-location productions for all shows on the network. Her specialty is in politics, working with titans of industry. LaRocco is the author of: “Trade War: Containers Don’t Lie, Navigating the Bluster” (Marine Money Inc., 2019) “Dynasties of the Sea: The Untold Stories of the Postwar Shipping Pioneers” (Marine Money Inc., 2018), “Opportunity Knocking” (Agate Publishing, 2014), “Dynasties of the Sea: The Ships and Entrepreneurs Who Ushered in the Era of Free Trade” (Marine Money, 2012), and “Thriving in the New Economy: Lessons from Today’s Top Business Minds” (Wiley, 2010).
Oct - 2022 -
31 October
Lori Ann LaRocco

Viewpoint: Tricks or treats? World of logistics has big bag of rocks

Tanker and diesel crisis, looming rail strike and Mississippi drought adding pressure on logistics managers.

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Sep - 2022 -
30 September
Lori Ann LaRocco

Trade takes people: Navigating new economic normal and year of labor

The imbalance of the supply chain now is based on human error and port congestion. We know trade is slowing down, but the congestion skews the reality of the pullback in orders.

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23 September
Lori Ann LaRocco

Viewpoint: There are winners and losers in the diversion of trade

An increase in vessels calling on the East Coast and Gulf Coast ports is adding to wait times, which increases the delays of materials needed for manufacturers to complete their products or get finished products on store shelves.

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20 September
Lori Ann LaRocco

Viewpoint: Trade is the harbinger of the supply chain — expect more labor strikes

A decrease in shipment arrivals as a result of congestion delays is a byproduct of labor strife.

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01 September
Lori Ann LaRocco

New York/New Jersey delays implementation of fee for lingering containers

The Port of New York and New Jersey has put off charging ocean carriers for containers left at the port.

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Aug - 2022 -
31 August
Lori Ann LaRocco

Viewpoint: Bloated — the only way to describe US and European ports

The U.S. and European ports are bloated by congestion — and only time can alleviate this situation.

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22 August
Lori Ann LaRocco

Viewpoint: The year of labor — knowing your worth

Workers responsible for the transport of goods have pushed back on wage offers in recent months, but the flow of trade is choking in this tug of the purse strings between employers and labor.

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16 August
02 August
Lori Ann LaRocco

Port of New York and New Jersey sets container fee, mandatory export levels

The Port of New York and New Jersey has announced a container fee on long-dwelling import or export containers, aiming to reduce an excess of empty containers dwelling at the port and free up space for container pickup.

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Jul - 2022 -
29 July
Lori Ann LaRocco

Viewpoint: Flow of trade flashing more inflation despite decreased consumer demand

“Peak season” is a term in maritime that really has lost all meaning. Since the pandemic began, the ports have been processing record volumes of containers. Inventories were wiped out when the consumer went on a gluttonous buying binge. Now the bulk buying has stopped along with purchases of furniture and appliances since consumers purchased […]

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