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Thursday, July 22, 2010

In order to help stop irresponsible arms transfers globally, Amnesty International has joined with Oxfam and the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) to set up the Control Arms campaign
Posted on 07/22 at 09:06 AM
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Shippers using the EU’s biggest seaport may be hit with new surcharges next month. Serious operational problems and delays at the Euromax, ECT Home and ECT Delta terminals in Rotterdam these past three weeks have caused both delays and short-shipments of cargo to and from the Baltic and Scandinavian countries.
Posted on 07/22 at 08:33 AM
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Despite an uneven economy, UPS earlier today reported strong second quarter results. The company said that quarterly revenue—at $12.2 billion—was up 12.7 percent year-over-year, and operating profit—at $1.4 billion—was up 56.6 percent. Earnings per share—at $0.84—were up 71 percent.
Posted on 07/22 at 07:58 AM
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Even though various freight- and economic-related indices have lost steam in recent weeks, one which continues to chug along is the TransCore North American Freight Index.
Posted on 07/21 at 12:32 PM
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Following its promising forecast made last month, the International Air Transport Association is reporting a significant surge in air cargo demand.
Posted on 07/21 at 10:55 AM
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One of the emerging stories in the RFID market is the convergence of technologies around RFID. “Sensing and monitoring is beginning to take hold,” says Drew Nathanson, director of research operations for VDC Research Group, a Massachusetts based technology research firm.
Posted on 07/21 at 10:51 AM
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Even though trucking capacity remains tight, an ongoing increase in Class 8 commercial vehicle orders and production remains strong, according to data released by ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Posted on 07/21 at 08:11 AM
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Cargo operations at the Port of Montreal has come to a standstill following an injunction by authorities to keep dockworkers off the job.
Posted on 07/21 at 08:08 AM
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

As noted in our news section last week by my colleague, Jeff Berman, the Ports of Los Angles and Long Beach are back on track to handle Peak Season volumes once again. But Southern California shippers will be keeping an eye on how labor/management negotiations are going before committing to any long-term strategies at these key ocean cargo gateways
Posted on 07/20 at 10:56 AM
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KPMG officials said bringing Grant Thornton’s supply chain practice into the fold strengthens KPMG's existing restructuring services practice in the automotive, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defense and other manufacturing.
Posted on 07/20 at 10:27 AM
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