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Friday, February 04, 2011

A new proposal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) would remove the exemption from ISPM 15 on wood packaging material moving between Canada and the United States in both directions beginning in 2011.
Posted on 02/04 at 08:27 AM
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Thursday, February 03, 2011

Like its companion report on the manufacturing side, the Institute for Supply Management’s Non-Manufacturing Report on Business is off to a good start in 2011, showing growth for the 14th straight month.

In light of attempts last October by terrorists to send explosives originating from Yemen to the United States on cargo and passenger planes, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said late last month it is looking to accelerate the deadline for screening United States-bound air cargo to December 31, 2011.

In an effort to expand its presence in Latin America and help facilitate global trade, UPS Capital, the financial services subsidiary of UPS, announced this week it has opened new offices in Bogota, Colombia and Lima, Peru.
Posted on 02/03 at 08:32 AM
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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

As the economy shows some signs of improvement, the trucking market may be somewhat ahead of the curve, according to the most recent edition of the Trucking Update by FTR Associates, a freight transportation forecasting firm.
Posted on 02/02 at 01:43 PM
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Many shipping analysts suggest that U.S. West Coast ports should be back on their heels when it comes to discussing the Panama Canal expansion. At least one leading port authority disagrees
Posted on 02/02 at 09:38 AM
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Legislation calling to increase competition in the railroad industry was recently introduced by Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX).

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

In what has again become a common occurrence, diesel prices are up once again this week, going up $0.8 cents to $3.438 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA added that current prices are up 65.7 cents per gallon compared to last year.
Posted on 02/01 at 02:24 PM
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Building on the success of a solid 2010, the manufacturing sector is off to a promising start in 2011, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s January Manufacturing Report on Business.
Posted on 02/01 at 01:16 PM
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Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 15.5 percent in November 2010 compared to November 2009, increasing to $68.1 billion, according to data released by the United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
Posted on 02/01 at 11:27 AM
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