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Thursday, February 24, 2011
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.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
In response to customer demand, FedEx subsidiary FedEx Express said this week it is adding new services focused on earlier delivery of freight shipments.
FedEx said that its FedEx subsidiary has officially completed the acquisition of the logistics, distribution, and express businesses of India-based AFL Pvt. Ltd. and its affiliate Unifreight India Pvt. Ltd. The deal was originally announced by FedEx in November.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
UPS announced it has expanded its UPS Preferred LCL (less-than-container-load) Ocean Freight service to ten additional Asia-based ports, which it said provides shippers with up to 40 percent faster door-to-port United States-bound delivery for LCL shipments.
A moderate increase in European import and export volumes is expected in 2011, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker Report published by Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Logistics Management magazine is partnering up with the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) and American River International, a provider of import/export management consulting services, will offer a half-day seminar on Monday, February 28, entitled “Understanding and Managing Incoterms 2010.”
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.
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.
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
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
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