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Freight rail drives the Houston and Texas economy

Freight rail drives the Houston and Texas economy | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Freight rail drives the Houston and Texas economy Houston Chronicle Houston wouldn't be the robust economic powerhouse that it is without extensive freight rail lines; and yet, Houston surely would be a better place to live and commute if more of...
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Widened Panama Canal may threaten West Coast port jobs

Widened Panama Canal may threaten West Coast port jobs | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Widened Panama Canal may threaten West Coast port jobs SFGate After three months of negotiations, there is no agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association that represents port employers at...
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Court Finds FedEx Ground Drivers Are Employees and Not Independent Contractors

Court Finds FedEx Ground Drivers Are Employees and Not Independent Contractors | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
FedEx could be liable for hundreds of millions of dollars in drivers’ operating expenses and wages.
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Canadian Ports Win as Ships Avoid U.S. on Labor Concern

Canadian Ports Win as Ships Avoid U.S. on Labor Concern | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Prince Rupert, a remote port luring tourists with the slogan “Where Canada’s Wilderness Begins,” may want to consider a new motto: “Asia’s Gateway to Chicago.”
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How the Bakken Oil Boom Impacts U.S. Supply Chains

How the Bakken Oil Boom Impacts U.S. Supply Chains | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
For those of you on the coasts (all three of them—East, West, and Gulf) you may be vaguely aware of the Bakken oil boom in North Dakota.
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Understanding the origin of products is key to ending supply chain scandals

Understanding the origin of products is key to ending supply chain scandals | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Tim Wilson: Knowing the ingredients in, and origin of, a product is not just ethically right, it makes business sense too (As consumers demand to know more about the items they buy, companies without the answers will be left behind
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Cargo rates trigger US rail shipper backlash

Cargo rates trigger US rail shipper backlash | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
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Cargo rates trigger US rail shipper backlash
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They want to be able to compel railroads to hand off cargo to a rival in mid-journey and make it easier to challenge higher rates with the U.S.
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Why America has a shortage of truck drivers

Why America has a shortage of truck drivers | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
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Why America has a shortage of truck drivers
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The supply chain has to work in tandem to yield glitch-free deliveries. But like in any industry, stuff happens. There can be mechanical ....
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Miami's Centurion Air Cargo faces lawsuits over $13M in unpaid fuel

Miami's Centurion Air Cargo faces lawsuits over $13M in unpaid fuel | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
MIA cargo airline faces lawsuits over $13M in unpaid fuel
South Florida Business Journal (blog)
Centurion Air Cargo is facing lawsuits that allege it is past due on $12.9 million in fuel payments for its fleet.
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We're glad Georgia is on @TQLogistics' mind. Welcome!

We're glad Georgia is on @TQLogistics' mind. Welcome! | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
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Singapore shipper Neptune Orient looks to sell its APL logistics unit

Channel News Asia Singapore shipper Neptune Orient looks to sell logistics unit-sources Reuters Neptune plans to launch a process in the fall to find a buyer for APL Logistics and has hired banks to assist with that effort, the sources said, asking...
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Trucking bankruptcies to squeeze US shippers as freight demand rises | JOC

Trucking bankruptcies to squeeze US shippers as freight demand rises | JOC | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Company by company, truck by truck, motor carrier bankruptcies threaten to sap freight capacity from an already tight truckload shipping market in the U.S. as freight demand rises.
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For want of gloves, Doctors treating Ebola epidemic in Africa are dying. Need for supplies great. @Medshare

For want of gloves, Doctors treating Ebola epidemic in Africa are dying. Need for supplies great. @Medshare | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
On the front lines of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia in West Africa, health-care workers believe its toll on their own staffs could be mitigated if only they had enough basic hospital supplies such as gloves
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Oman's Logistics Market Predicted to Exceed $12Bn by 2017

Oman's Logistics Market Predicted to Exceed $12Bn by 2017 | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
The market earned revenues of $7.87 billion in 2013 and is estimated to reach $12.02 billion in 2017, according to Strategic Analysis of Oman's Transportation and Logistics Market, research from Frost & Sullivan.
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ILWU, PMA tentatively agree on health benefits for West Coast longshore workers- Long Beach Press Telegram

ILWU, PMA tentatively agree on health benefits for West Coast longshore workers- Long Beach Press Telegram | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
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Shippers send more freight to 3PLs as US transport capacity tightens - JOC.com

Shippers send more freight to 3PLs as US transport capacity tightens - JOC.com | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Shippers send more freight to 3PLs as US transport capacity tightens
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Schenker sues air cargo carriers over illegal price fixing for freight shipments - Logistics Business Review

Schenker sues air cargo carriers over illegal price fixing for freight shipments - Logistics Business Review | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Deutsche Bahn’s logistics subsidiary Schenker has filed a lawsuit against certain air cargo carriers allegedly claiming damages for illegal fixing fue
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U.S. Factories Keep Losing Ground to Global Rivals

U.S. Factories Keep Losing Ground to Global Rivals | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
America's shale boom has raised hopes of a revival in U.S. manufacturing, in part fueled by cheaper energy. But U.S. factories still are losing ground to rivals in Asia and Europe.
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Menzies opens pharma cold zone in Bangalore

Menzies opens pharma cold zone in Bangalore | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
#Freight News: Menzies opens pharma cold zone in Bangalore - aircargoworld http://t.co/QTqnSyyU8U
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Interesting article - Chinese Gadgets Signal New Era of Innovation in China

Interesting article - Chinese Gadgets Signal New Era of Innovation in China | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
In labs and startups across China, tinkerers with big dreams are pushing a new wave of innovation. They see smart gadgets as an opportunity to create a Chinese-designed product for a global audience.
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The UPS Breach Offers Plenty of Teachable Moments

The UPS Breach Offers Plenty of Teachable Moments | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
The Morning Download: The UPS Breach Offers Plenty of Teachable Moments Wall Street Journal (blog) Along with sensitive health information, the one-page document said malicious actors have been targeting valuable intellectual property such as...
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The UPS Store, Inc. Notifies Customers Of Potential Data Compromise and Incident Resolution

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Mahindra Logistics acquires majority stake in Lords Freight

Mahindra Logistics acquires majority stake in Lords Freight | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Mahindra Logistics acquires majority stake in Lords Freight
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Taipei permits forwarders to consolidate multi-country cargo

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Kerry Logistics maps expansion further into China and SE Asia after profit rise

Kerry Logistics maps expansion further into China and SE Asia after profit rise | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
JOC.com Kerry Logistics maps expansion after profit rise South China Morning Post (subscription) Kerry Logistics Network is looking to expand in mainland China and Southeast Asia after reporting an 8 per cent rise in core net profit to HK$490...
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UPS to offer freight forwarding services to and from Myanmar

UPS to offer freight forwarding services to and from Myanmar | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
United States-based logistics and shipping firm UPS announced the introduction of its freight forwarding services to and from Myanmar on August 19.
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