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UPS adds ten Asia ports to its UPS Preferred LCL Ocean Freight service

Posted 02/22 · 02:04 PM · LM Editorial
UPS announced it has expanded its UPS Preferred LCL (less-than-container-load) Ocean Freight service to ten additional Asia-based ports, which it said provides shippers with up to 40 percent faster door-to-port United States-bound delivery for LCL shipments.

Global Port Tracker report calls for slow growth in 2011

Posted 02/22 · 09:46 AM · LM Editorial
A moderate increase in European import and export volumes is expected in 2011, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker Report published by Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

LM, NITL, American River International hosting Incoterms seminar on February 28

Posted 02/21 · 08:37 AM · LM Editorial
Logistics Management magazine is partnering up with the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) and American River International, a provider of import/export management consulting services, will offer a half-day seminar on Monday, February 28, entitled “Understanding and Managing Incoterms 2010.”

House T&I Committee signs off on FAA reauthorization

Posted 02/18 · 10:06 AM · LM Editorial
Following the introduction of the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011, H.R. 658 by the leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee last week, the bill was approved by the committee this week by a 34-25 margin.
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A free market victory

Posted 02/18 · 01:53 AM · LM Editorial
The Federal Maritime Commission took several steps yesterday to reduce regulatory burdens and bring cost savings and flexibility to the shipping industry and the customers they serve.

Cross-border trucking makes the cut in proposed DOT budget

Posted 02/18 · 01:52 AM · LM Editorial
With a high level of acrimony surrounding the U.S.-Mexico cross-border trucking program in recent years, there are some recent signs that the effort may be regaining its footing.

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach kick off 2011 with solid volumes

Posted 02/18 · 12:12 AM · LM Editorial
Both ports show double-digit annual gains for imports and exports.

Panama Canal may compete with rail rival

Posted 02/17 · 09:05 AM · LM Editorial
According to a recent report in The Financial Times, China is in negotiations over the construction of a 137-mile rail link across Colombia that represents a competitive route. When completed, Chinese exporters could ship finished goods into Latin America while sourcing raw materials for outbound vessel deployment.

Business as usual in the Suez…for now

Posted 02/16 · 02:05 PM · LM Editorial
As news reports continue to track the transit of two Iranian warships through the Suez Canal, global shippers may also be ready to rethink their supply chain strategies

Give the Obama administration a break

Posted 02/15 · 02:52 PM · LM Editorial
Despite the beating the Obama Administration has taken on its trade policies, one fact is indisputable: Exports of U.S. goods and services grew 16.6 percent in calendar year 2010
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