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West Coast port cargo diverted east during slowdown likely to remain there - L.A. Biz

West Coast port cargo diverted east during slowdown likely to remain there - L.A. Biz | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
During the West Coast port slowdowns, East Coast ports had the most growth in years and they'll likely keep some of that diverted cargo.
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ITS Logistics Acquired by Two Private Investment Firms | Transport Topics Online

ITS Logistics  Acquired by Two Private Investment Firms | Transport Topics Online | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Private investment firms McNally Capital and Coughlin Capital announced they have jointly acquired ITS Logistics, a warehousing and logistics firm based in Sparks, Nevada, for an undisclosed amount.
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10 Inland Ports to Watch - Area Development

10 Inland Ports to Watch - Area Development | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Inland ports are poised to play an increasingly vital role and could be a large part of the answer to both the fuel and congestion concerns in the domestic supply chain.
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Morgan Stanley Said to Sell Montreal Port Terminal to a group led by Fiera Axium Infrastructure Canada

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Brazil's main port of Santos reopened on truck strike's 8th day

(Adds comments from analyst and truckers in center-west)SAO PAULO, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Brazilian police on Wednesdaydispersed striking truckers to reopen access to the country'smain port of Santos but
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It's time for a national freight investment program - Brookings Institution (blog)

It's time for a national freight investment program - Brookings Institution (blog) | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Between the West Coast port disputes and a recent train derailment in West Virginia, we’re reminded daily of the crucial role trade plays in the national economy.
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Accenture to acquire Brazilian supply chain analytics company Gapso

Accenture to acquire Brazilian supply chain analytics company Gapso | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Accenture to acquire Brazilian supply chain analytics company Gapso
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Arctic train would open up polar potential, supporters say

A rail link from Finland to the Norwegian Arctic coast could be a "rolling pipeline" shipping ore, LNG and other goods to markets, boosters say.
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The Way to Make Delivery Drones Work Is Using...Trucks? - IEEE Spectrum

The Way to Make Delivery Drones Work Is Using...Trucks? - IEEE Spectrum | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
A company wants to integrate drones into its trucks to make short deliveries semi-autonomously
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Intra-Asia carriers equip entire box fleet with smart containers - Lloyd's Loading List

Carriers say the technology will allow them to differentiate in a commoditised industry
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AAR to sell cargo handling business to TransDigm for $725 million - Reuters

(Reuters) - AAR Corp said it would sell its cargo handling business, Telair Cargo Group, to TransDigm Group Inc for $725 million in cash to focus on its aviation services business.AAR,
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China's loss not necessarily Asean's gain as Japanese businesses look elsewhere to invest

China's loss not necessarily Asean's gain as Japanese businesses look elsewhere to invest | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
While China is losing its appeal as a destination for Japanese investors as tensions between the two giants rise, the conventional wisdom that Asean is drawing more Japanese investment as a result may be overstated, a new survey suggests.
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FAA and Industry Continue to Grapple With Fuel-Tank Fixes for Some Cargo Jets - Wall Street Journal

FAA and Industry Continue to Grapple With Fuel-Tank Fixes for Some Cargo Jets - Wall Street Journal | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
U.S. air-safety regulators and aviation industry officials continue to clash over reducing fuel-tank explosion risks on some widely used cargo jets, seven years after such federal fixes were mandated for some 3,000 Boeing and Airbus passenger planes.
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In Pictures: Top 5 Transhipment Hubs

In Pictures: Top 5 Transhipment Hubs | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
This article looks at the top 5 transhipment hubs in the world. Read on to find out the largest hub in the world
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Rail Budget 2015: Railways enter fast-growing end-to-end logistics space with ... - Economic Times

Rail Budget 2015: Railways enter fast-growing end-to-end logistics space with ... - Economic Times | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Prabhu said TRANSLOC will develop common user facilities with handling and value-added services to facilitate end-to-end logistics services at select terminals.
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Freight Corridors & Logistics Hubs Shape the Location Decision - Area Development

Freight Corridors & Logistics Hubs Shape the Location Decision - Area Development | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Advancements in data and technology will make selecting the optimum location with respect to logistics needs easier.
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When Drones Aren’t Enough, Amazon Envisions Trucks with 3D Printers

When Drones Aren’t Enough, Amazon Envisions Trucks with 3D Printers | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Amazon.com has filed patent applications for delivery trucks with 3D printers.
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BNSF announces $103 million investment in Kansas

BNSF announces $103 million investment in Kansas | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
BNSF announced Thursday it will invest about $103 million into its railways for maintenance and expansions in Kansas in 2015.
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Railways to set up new logistics company

Railways to set up new logistics company | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
The firm will be run through public-private partnership in addition to existing Concor that offers container trains services
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Royal Mail to boost online shipping tools with StoreFeeder acquisition

Royal Mail to boost online shipping tools with StoreFeeder acquisition | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Royal Mail has purchased StoreFeeder, the firm which built its consumer and small business shipping tool Click and Drop, for an...
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Drones still useful in supply chains despite FAA regulations - ZDNet

Drones still useful in supply chains despite FAA regulations - ZDNet | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Asset monitoring and remote delivery among uses for recently regulated drone technology.
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Expeditors Raises Earnings 19% as Shipments, Margins Grow | Transport Topics Online

Expeditors Raises Earnings 19% as Shipments, Margins Grow | Transport Topics Online | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Expeditors International of Washington Inc. raised fourth-quarter net income 19% to $99.4 million, or 51 cents per share, as ocean and air freight shipments, and profit margins improved.
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Do Wearables Have a Play in the Enterprise? - CIO

Do Wearables Have a Play in the Enterprise? - CIO | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Consumer wearables haven't exactly set the world on fire. Can wearables in the enterprise do any better?
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DHL enhances risk management platform - Supply Chain Standard

DHL has launched the next phase Resilience360, supply chain risk management platform that alerts customers about global incidents and risks to their global
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Growth of South Carolina’s inland port could spur more facilities

Growth of South Carolina’s inland port could spur more facilities | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
The growth of the inland port in Greer has Jim Newsome, president and CEO of the State Ports Authority, looking at other potential new landlocked sites.
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