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Thursday, February 09, 2012

As 2012-13 contract negotiations begin, container shipping lines in the transpacific are readying themselves for tougher bargaining.
Posted on 02/09 at 04:19 PM
NewsOcean FreightGlobal TradeOcean CargoPermalink


The logistics capabilities of Panama can serve as the logistics hub of the Americas, said Alberto Aleman Zubieta, CEO of the Panama Canal Authority.
Posted on 02/09 at 12:04 PM
NewsGlobal LogisticsOcean ShippingPanama CanalPermalink


The first quarter of the fiscal year 2012 continued where fiscal year 2011 ended for the United States Postal Service—with a significant loss.
Posted on 02/09 at 11:54 AM
NewsUSPSParcelUSPS Parcel Return ServiceParcel ExpressPermalink


January shipments at 1.046 were down .95 percent compared to December and up 3.6 percent compared to January 2010. This marked the 20th consecutive month shipments were above the 1.0 mark since May 2010

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

When it comes to intermodal growth and the momentum this mode has, it is more than clear that the numbers don't lie.
Posted on 02/08 at 02:26 PM
NewsTruckloadRail FreightIntermodalIANAPermalink


Diesel prices are up 0.6 cents this week to $3.856 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
Posted on 02/08 at 01:12 PM
NewsEIADiesel PricesOil PricesPermalink


The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 3.9 percent from November to December. This marks the largest monthly gain in the index in 17 years.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Managing international freight shipping operations presents a set of challenges that potentially expose shippers to risky and costly misfortunes.
Posted on 02/07 at 10:37 AM
WhitepaperGlobal TradeAmber RoadInternational FreightPermalink


Manufacturers can spend 50% or more of revenue on purchasing parts. So, it is not surprising that sourcing from low cost countries to improve competitiveness has been such an important business strategy in the past ten years.
Posted on 02/07 at 10:33 AM
WhitepaperGlobal TradeAmber RoadFree TradePermalink


US corporations import nearly $2 trillion worth of products from more than 150 countries, a number that is expected to triple by 2015, according to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Posted on 02/07 at 10:31 AM
WhitepaperGlobal TradeGlobal Trade ManagementAmber RoadUS CustomsPermalink



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