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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Earlier today, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) held a hearing, entitled “Review of Commodity, Boxcar, and TOFC/COFC Exemptions.” The STB said the objective of the hearing is to review regulatory exemptions for certain types of rail traffic to determine their effectiveness in the marketplace, see whether the rationale behind these exemptions should be revisited, and also if these exemptions should be subject to periodic review.
Posted on 02/24 at 01:16 PM
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National Gateway officials said that the Northeast Ohio Terminal is the cornerstone of a new double-stack freight rail corridor between East Coast sea ports such as the Port of Baltimore and the Midwest.
Posted on 02/24 at 10:14 AM
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Just how closely hemispheric seaports are working together will be explored at an upcoming conference examining the North American Free Trade Agreement
Posted on 02/24 at 09:33 AM
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Positive momentum in the trucking sector continued on the right path in January following a decent December, according to data released by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
Posted on 02/24 at 08:57 AM
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By banking on a combination of cross-docking and flow-through distribution to rapidly provide its customers with the latest fashions at affordable prices, the retailer has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in a highly competitive retail landscape.
Posted on 02/24 at 08:09 AM
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Rob Martinez, president and CEO of Shipware Systems Corp., Jerry Hempstead, president of Hempstead Consulting, and David Ross, transportation and logistics director for Stifel Nicolaus equity research, engage in a free-flowing exchange of views on price trends, service enhancements, and operational strategies being implemented in the parcel express sector.
Posted on 02/24 at 08:00 AM
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Kate Vitasek, Pete Moore, and Bonnie Keith, members of the University of Tennessee's center for Executive Education share their five steps and a series of tips to improve your outsourcing relationship right from the start.
Posted on 02/24 at 07:00 AM
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Technology and innovation inside the four walls are changing the face of inventory management and transportation operations. Are you ready for the brave, new world?
Posted on 02/24 at 01:07 AM
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As the global trade engine kicks back into gear, new demands for electronic notifications and the need for better, more efficient trade compliance are buoying the global trade management market. Are you prepared to harness your organization’s global opportunities?

The Panama Canal expansion - expected to be complete by 2014 - has seaports throughout the hemisphere readying for a new competitive landscape. For most, that means offering value-added services designed to move inbound goods faster than ever before. Here’s where the preparations currently stand.


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