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Monday, March 28, 2011

While many of the major Western nations are presently united in a military effort to wipe out terrorism in the Middle East and East Africa, there’s been an ongoing “lack of will” to enforce the same vigilance when it comes to ocean piracy.
Posted on 03/28 at 07:57 AM
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Friday, March 25, 2011

European import and export volumes are off to a decent start, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The GPA announced that it experienced 16.3 percent container volume growth in February 2011 with additional impressive gains in automobiles, machinery and wood pulp
Posted on 03/22 at 11:28 AM
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Friday, March 18, 2011

Japan’s supply chain continues to be disrupted by the ongoing consequences of last week’s earthquake
Posted on 03/18 at 08:27 AM
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Following last Friday’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami, nearly all Japanese automakers have idled production, owing to either physical damage or rolling blackouts.
Posted on 03/17 at 11:43 AM
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Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 24.3 percent in 2010 compared to 2009, increasing to $791 billion, according to data released by the United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

With the closing of three Japanese ports — Sendai, Hitachinaka and Kashima — some U.S. manufacturers and retailers may be opting for air cargo alternatives to meet shipping and sourcing deadlines.
Posted on 03/16 at 09:14 AM
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

In a letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, DeFazio expressed his concern about the plan to allow Mexican trucking companies to operate long-haul trucking operations in the U.S.
Posted on 03/15 at 09:34 AM
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Monday, March 14, 2011

Import shipment volume for February, measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) decreased 9.94 percent from January and increased 9.03 percent over February 2010, reported Zepol Corporation, a trade intelligence company.
Posted on 03/14 at 02:17 PM
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While most of the world’s focus was on Japan’s response to its earthquake and related crisis, trade experts were quietly working behind the scenes in Washington last week to establish a long-term strategy for rebuilding that country’s economy.
Posted on 03/14 at 10:05 AM
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