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Future surface transportation reauthorization is focus of House hearing

Posted 03/31 · 08:19 AM · LM Editorial
Various transportation interests met on Capitol Hill this week for a two-day hearing hosted by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, which focused on pending surface transportation reauthorization.

Report indicates FedEx is not considering acquiring TNT’s Express unit

Posted 03/30 · 09:24 AM · LM Editorial
Like its top competitor UPS said at the end of 2010, FedEx recently stated that it is not considering acquiring the express business of Netherlands-based TNT NV, a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator, according to a Dow Jones report.

Grassroots effort is no substitute for true leadership on trade

Posted 03/30 · 07:48 AM · LM Editorial
It is unfortunate indeed, that a populist movement seems necessary now to advance a trade agenda that should be led by the Obama Administration.

FedEx, UPS roll out new air cargo offerings

Posted 03/29 · 08:50 AM · LM Editorial
FedEx Express launched a new dedicated 777F route connecting FedEx World Hub in Memphis, Tennessee to South Korea with four nonstop flights a week. And UPS launched four direct flights from Hong Kong to Europe this week, which, it said, enables the company to offer the widest next-day delivery package for packages and heavy freight to Europe from Hong Kong.

Supply chain analysts forecast new global challenges

Posted 03/29 · 07:58 AM · SCMR Editorial
Deloitte has issued a new report identifying 10 disruptive and emerging technologies that are expected to play a crucial role in how businesses will operate globally over the next 18 months.

Political unrest slows global growth

Posted 03/29 · 07:49 AM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association today announced scheduled international traffic for February 2011 showing increases of 2.3 percent for cargo demand compared to February 2010.

FedEx Express expands in Suzhou, China

Posted 03/28 · 10:07 AM · LM Editorial
Spurred by customer demands, FedEx subsidiary FedEx Express announced it has opened up a new China-based station in Suzhou in the Jiangsu Province, which is the company’s third station in Suzhou.

Pirates are part of the terrorist network

Posted 03/28 · 07:57 AM · LM Editorial
While many of the major Western nations are presently united in a military effort to wipe out terrorism in the Middle East and East Africa, there’s been an ongoing “lack of will” to enforce the same vigilance when it comes to ocean piracy.

Global Port Tracker report says 2011 growth path remains intact

Posted 03/25 · 10:27 AM · LM Editorial
European import and export volumes are off to a decent start, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

Bosses: Good, Better, Best

Posted 03/25 · 07:08 AM · SCMR Editorial
Talent management should be on the “short list” of your top priorities for a simple reason: this is about investing in the future capability of your organization. And staff capabilities (plus good business processes) are ultimately what drive results.

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