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Airforwarders Association calls on White House for global collaboration on air cargo security

Posted 11/11 · 10:31 AM · LM Editorial
Prior to this week’s G20 Summit in Seoul, Korea, the Washington, D.C.-based Airforwarders Association (AfA) sent a letter to President Barack Obama replete with suggestions on how the Administration could best work on making improvements and changes to air cargo security processes in light of the October attempts by terrorists to send explosives originating from Yemen to the United States on cargo and passenger planes.

California outpaces nation in exports

Posted 11/11 · 05:22 AM · LM Editorial
While unemployment remained high and foreclosures were on the rise, California’s exporters turned in another strong performance in September.
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Global cargo airlines hit hard for price fixing

Posted 11/10 · 04:26 PM · LM Editorial
In a move that was widely anticipated, the European Commission imposed heavy fines on eleven air cargo carriers today for price fixing

Air cargo profits take off

Posted 11/10 · 11:56 AM · LM Editorial
While the world’s airlines are posting an impressive revenue rebound, air cargo analysts claim that volatility caused by too little or too much capacity in the market has resulted in wide swings in rates and overall carrier performance.

New law in Puerto Rico may discourage U.S. investment

Posted 11/09 · 04:14 PM · LM Editorial
Law 154, which imposes a discriminatory tax on multinational companies operating in Puerto Rico, may pose serious consequences for shippers, said The National Association of Manufacturers

U.S. chip exports up

Posted 11/08 · 10:45 AM · LM Editorial
Worldwide sales of semiconductors were $26.5 billion in September, a gain of 2.9 percent from the prior month when sales were $25.8 billion, the Semiconductor Industry Association reported.

Air cargo security to be a key focus of annual NITL conference

Posted 11/08 · 10:36 AM · LM Editorial
In an effort to involve more air cargo players in the “security dialogue,” the National Industrial Transportation League has invited some key players to participate in its annual conference next week.

Massachusetts Rep. Markey preps to roll out legislation for all-cargo plane screening

Posted 11/02 · 11:21 AM · LM Editorial
Following the recent attempt by terrorists to send explosives to the United States on cargo and passenger planes, Massachusetts Representative Edward J. Markey (D) said he plans to introduce legislation requiring 100 percent screening of all cargo on cargo planes.

Asia Pacific air cargo figures suggest sustained regional recovery

Posted 11/01 · 09:47 AM · LM Editorial
U.S. retailers and manufacturers continue to increase their reliance on air cargo from Asia, said a leading supply chain authority.

Asia Pacific air cargo figures suggest sustained regional recovery

Posted 11/01 · 09:12 AM · SCMR Editorial
U.S. retailers and manufacturers continue to increase their reliance on air cargo from Asia, said a leading supply chain authority

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