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Friday, June 13, 2014

Today, transportation and logistics professionals are being forced to deal with the “Shipper Paradox.” That’s what happens when your senior executives expect you to deliver transportation cost savings, but your carriers are demanding higher rates. Adding fuel to the fire is a transportation environment where capacity is tight and getting tighter, and your job instantly becomes even more difficult.
Posted on 06/13 at 10:22 AM
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Thursday, June 12, 2014

2014 UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper Study, contains a few surprises, says the company's retail director, Bala Ganesh.
Posted on 06/12 at 03:35 PM
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As summer is officially here, with it comes a clean slate of (hopefully) good weather and fun stuff to do, with a little work mixed in, of course. That said, I thought it also seemed like a good time to re-post LM’s PR refresher, which is basically a handy (and mostly friendly) primer for PR professionals looking to foster good relationships with editors.
Posted on 06/12 at 09:02 AM
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

“We live in a volatile world and whether that’s because of what nature wrought or the human element, every nation is prone to some form of risk,” said Margareta Wahlström, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Posted on 06/11 at 04:41 PM
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Monday, June 09, 2014

Actions taken by two of DHS’ component agencies, the U.S. Coast Guard and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as well as other federal agencies, to address cybersecurity in the maritime port environment have been limited.
Posted on 06/09 at 05:44 PM
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Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Our trading partners have long maintained that expanding screening with available technology would slow the flow of commerce and drive up costs to consumers without bringing significant security benefits
Posted on 06/04 at 04:15 PM
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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The city of Rio de Janeiro experienced a 142% increase in recorded cargo theft incidents in the first quarter of 2014, compared to the same time frame in 2013.
Posted on 06/03 at 08:55 AM
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Missing somewhere amid the recent hubbub regarding the positive steps being taken by both Congress (and the White House, for that matter) in terms of advancing legislation that would help keep the current federal authorization intact for maybe the next several years, is some good, old fashioned pessimism.
Posted on 05/28 at 10:56 AM
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Friday, May 23, 2014

When it comes to how the harsh winter weather impacted manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations, it was not nearly as dire as it was for freight transportation and logistics, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Spring 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast that was issued earlier this month.
Posted on 05/23 at 10:20 AM
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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Transpacific container lines continue to experience a surge in eastbound bookings that began in January and is expected to continue into the second half of 2014
Posted on 05/18 at 05:27 PM
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