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Friday, November 30, 2012

Despite clear inefficiencies, many are reluctant to make change until the damage is done.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Earlier this week, global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider CEVA Logistics reported third quarter earnings of $1.8 billion Euro or about $2.4 billion U.S., which represented a 5.1 percent annual gain.
Posted on 11/29 at 01:44 PM
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As winter approaches, the nation’s supply chain infrastructure will continue to become damaged from seasonal elements such as freezing rain, sleet and snow.
Posted on 11/29 at 10:54 AM

In a widely expected move, Representative Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) was named to the next Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for the 113th Congress by the House Republican Conference.
Posted on 11/29 at 10:18 AM
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The strike staged by International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit (“OCU”) against APM Terminals at the Port of Los Angeles escalated dramatically on Wednesday, and now the Port of Long Beach is in the thick of it, too.
Posted on 11/28 at 08:27 PM
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The members of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement have filed an amendment with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission that would expand TSA’s scope to include the entire transpacific round trip, including the westbound trade.
Posted on 11/28 at 03:34 PM
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In a move focused on sustainability and increasing supply chain efficiencies, office products giant Staples announced this week it has rolled out new packaging technology, entitled “Smart-size” packaging, which was developed by Packsize International, a provider of lean packaging systems.
Posted on 11/28 at 02:47 PM
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The strike initiated yesterday by more than 70 International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit ("OCU") against APM Terminals at the Port of Los Angeles is entering a new stage of arbitration. Meanwhile, operations remain stymied.
Posted on 11/28 at 12:40 PM
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The United States Postal Service is preparing to roll out a market test, entitled Metro Post, which it describes as a package delivery service that will provide customers with same-day delivery from participating locations within a defined metropolitan area.
Posted on 11/28 at 10:59 AM

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bringing sourcing closer to home—also commonly referred to as near shoring—a practice used by shippers to reduce distance, production, and delivery of their products, may be again gaining some momentum, according to research from BDP International.
Posted on 11/27 at 01:18 PM
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