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Friday, February 18, 2011

With a high level of acrimony surrounding the U.S.-Mexico cross-border trucking program in recent years, there are some recent signs that the effort may be regaining its footing.

On the heels of President Obama’s recently released proposed fiscal year 2012 budget request, there have been no shortages of opinions regarding the transportation components of the budget, most notably the proposed six-year, $556 billion surface transportation reauthorization proposal.

With the release of President Obama's fiscal 2012 budget, the American Association of Port Authorities is expressing both optimism and disappointment over various aspects of the budget pertaining to seaport
Posted on 02/18 at 01:52 AM
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The Surface Transportation Board (STB) this week unveiled a proposal to reduce filing fees for complaint cases for shippers to $350. This would be a significant reduction, as under the current process shippers can pay up to $20,600 to file a complaint.

Both ports show double-digit annual gains for imports and exports.
Posted on 02/18 at 12:12 AM
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

According to a recent report in The Financial Times, China is in negotiations over the construction of a 137-mile rail link across Colombia that represents a competitive route. When completed, Chinese exporters could ship finished goods into Latin America while sourcing raw materials for outbound vessel deployment.
Posted on 02/17 at 09:05 AM
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

As news reports continue to track the transit of two Iranian warships through the Suez Canal, global shippers may also be ready to rethink their supply chain strategies
Posted on 02/16 at 02:05 PM
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Despite the beating the Obama Administration has taken on its trade policies, one fact is indisputable: Exports of U.S. goods and services grew 16.6 percent in calendar year 2010
Posted on 02/15 at 02:52 PM
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California’s exporters nearly clawed their way back to pre-recession levels of trade with a strong performance in 2010, according to an analysis by Beacon Economics
Posted on 02/15 at 02:48 PM
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Citing severe winter storms and higher-than-expected fuel prices FedEx said this week that it’s projected fiscal third quarter earnings have been impacted by roughly $0.25 per share.
Posted on 02/15 at 12:19 PM
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