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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
U.S. shippers hoping to do business in Cuba in the future were dealt a serious setback yesterday when Panamanian authorities discovered that the renegade nation had been trading undeclared “missile equipment” with North Korea.
Friday, July 12, 2013
A new inland port agreement signed this week by Governor Nathan Deal, the Georgia Ports Authority and Cordele Intermodal Services will create and expand international markets for regional business.
Monday, July 08, 2013
Having surpassed the California ports to claim the top spot in the index in 2012, the Port of New York and New Jersey ranked first again in 2013, this year by a rapidly-widening 9-point margin, followed by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
With Latin America poised for explosive growth over the next decade, many U.S. shippers are evaluating the risk/reward scenario for enterprise penetration.
Seasonally adjusted employment data released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that staffing firms added 9,500 new jobs from May to June (up 0.4%).
Sunday, July 07, 2013
Jones Lang LaSalle’s Seaport Index traces port success to infrastructure improvements, connectivity, availability of distribution center space, and proximity to population density
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Despite rates having fallen by 41% since New Year, carriers are poised to increase capacity from Asia to East Coast South America by more than 20% - seemingly a recipe for continued rate declines.
While logistics managers may note that the ISM purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has bounced back over 50 to 50.9 in June from 49.0 in May, some economists maintain that such surveys may not mean much.
Two new and innovative services for U.S. pharma shippers using both air- and ocean-cargo modes were unveiled this week.
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Supply chains start when someone, somewhere reaches for their wallet. Increasingly, this will happen outside the U.S. in “mega cities,” observes Alan Amling, UPS global director contract logistics marketing