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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Given the escalating offshore labor and energy costs, hemispheric trade has never been more attractive to U.S. shippers. But are they prepared with the global trade management strategies needed to navigate this regulatory landscape? Our panel weighs the risks and rewards of doing business with Canada and Mexico.
Posted on 03/01 at 09:14 AM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsGlobal TradeMarch 2011Customs and RegulationsPermalink


Class I railroad carrier Canadian Pacific recently announced that it has signed a collaboration agreement on performance and productivity with the Montreal Port Authority, which it said formalizes CP’s and the port’s ongoing supply chain collaboration.
Posted on 03/01 at 09:09 AM
NewsRail FreightIntermodalRailroad ShippingCanadian PacificPermalink


Diesel prices saw their single largest weekly price hike since a 14.6 cent increase during the week of June 8, 2009, with a 14.3 gain, bringing the price per gallon up to $3.716, according to data from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 03/01 at 08:39 AM
NewsTruckingTransportationEIADiesel PricesDieselPermalink


The International Air Transport Association announced international scheduled traffic results for January showing a 9.1 percent growth in air freight compared to January 2010
Posted on 03/01 at 08:25 AM
NewsAir FreightAir CargoTransportationPermalink


With the calendar turning to March 1 today, we are now two-thirds of the way though the first quarter and are seeing some favorable trends so far, which will hopefully serve as a springboard to success for the rest of the year and beyond, when it comes to assessing the marketplace.
Posted on 03/01 at 06:32 AM
BlogsSupply Chain ManagementLogisticsTransportationPermalink


Monday, February 28, 2011

Cross-docking has increased significantly over the past few years, according to a recent survey sponsored by Saddle Creek Corporation. The practice serves as a viable strategy for companies challenged by today’s unpredictable economy – helping to improve service levels, reduce transportation costs and consolidate shipments to destination. The 2011 Cross-Docking Trends Report explores the latest cross-docking practices, benefits and challenges, outsourcing trends and more.
Posted on 02/28 at 01:57 PM
WhitepaperTransportationSaddle Creek Logistics ServicesPermalink


Most recent continuing resolution to keep SAFETEA-LU funding at current levels expires on Friday, March 4.

USPS officials said that this is a formal request to move Commercial First-Class Mail Parcels from the market-dominant product list and add “Lightweight Commercial Parcels” to the competitive product list.
Posted on 02/28 at 08:54 AM
NewsUSPSParcelParcel ShippingPRCPermalink


A dramatic example of how supply chain transparency and the “known shipper” rule fights terrorism was on public display last week as Con-way Freight helped the FBI foil a jihadist plot.
Posted on 02/28 at 07:36 AM
BlogsGlobal LogisticsTransportationSecurityPermalink


Friday, February 25, 2011

The American Association of Port Authorities has expressed “deep concerns” over the proposed funding cut for the Department of Homeland Security’s Port Security grant program that was included in the Continuing Resolution (CR) bill that recently passed the House of Representatives
Posted on 02/25 at 01:17 PM
NewsOcean FreightAAPASeaportsPermalink



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