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US Transportation chief Foxx urges freight railroads to stop using older tank cars

US Transportation chief Foxx urges freight railroads to stop using older tank cars | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
SFGate Transportation chief Foxx urges freight railroads to stop using older tank cars Tribune-Review WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced on Wednesday that he has signed a nonbinding safety alert urging freight railroads to...
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DHL deal with Kazakhstan rail to grow China-Europe services | JOC.com

DHL deal with Kazakhstan rail to grow China-Europe services | JOC.com | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Kazakhstan’s national rail operator and DHL Global Forwarding have signed a memorandum of understanding that will provide the logistics operator with additional block trains on the fast-developing land bridge between China and Europe.
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Puerto Rico Has No Easy Path Out of Debt Crisis

Puerto Rico Has No Easy Path Out of Debt Crisis | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
The Outlook: Puerto Rico’s long-simmering debt crisis is about to come to a boil, and most observers don’t see any easy way for the U.S. commonwealth to fix the mess.
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Dicom Transportation Expands U.S. Offerings

Dicom Transportation Expands U.S. Offerings | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Montreal-based Dicom Transportation Group has acquired Orbis Logistics to add final mile capabilities and a wider distribution presence in the U.S. Dicom customers “will gain access to strategically located distribution centers and final-mile delivery points, which will particularly benefit large-scale retail and industrial customers,” according to a company statement. Orbis operates primarily within the Southeast…
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Malaysian auto logistics firm PKT in JV with Pelindo II unit - Seatrade Maritime News

Malaysian auto logistics firm PKT in JV with Pelindo II unit - Seatrade Maritime News | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Malaysian auto logistics specialist PKT Logistics Group signed a Memorandum
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Why Your Next Package Will Be Delivered By An Uber

Why Your Next Package Will Be Delivered By An Uber | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Geographic saturation is the key to network effects and profitability in the ridesharing business. The more drivers Uber or Lyft have in a given region, the..
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UPS opens new packging unit in Abu Dhabi

Global logistics leader UPS has announced the opening of a new package sorting facility with warehousing and contract logistics capabilities in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
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China Airlines listed as the world's 6th largest cargo shipper in 2014 - China Post

China Airlines listed as the world's 6th largest cargo shipper in 2014 - China Post | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Taipei-based China Airlines (CAL) ranked as the sixth biggest international air cargo shipper in 2014, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), a trade association of global airlines.
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U.S. Senate Introduces Multimodal Freight Act - The Maritime Executive

U.S. Senate Introduces Multimodal Freight Act - The Maritime Executive | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
U.S. Senators Cantwell (D-WA), Booker (D-NJ), Murray (D-WA) and Markey (D-MA) introduced a proposal creating a national multimodal freight policy and
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Exporters Tally the Damage from West Coast Port Delays - Wall Street Journal

Exporters Tally the Damage from West Coast Port Delays - Wall Street Journal | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Cargill, International Paper and other companies described the financial toll of the slowdown at West Coast ports at the Agriculture Transportation Coalition’s annual meeting in San Francisco
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After three-day protest, Port of New Orleans drivers return to work

After three-day protest, Port of New Orleans drivers return to work | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
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Are the days of global supply chains numbered? - CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly

Are the days of global supply chains numbered? - CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Find news and information on international and domestic supply chain operations, product design, procurement, manufacturing, finance, logistics, warehousing, transportation, human resources, information technology, consumer/customer demand and more.
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China's cargo carriers merge to form Asia's largest freight company - Reuters UK

China's cargo carriers merge to form Asia's largest freight company - Reuters UK | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
China's three largest airline cargo carriers will merge to form Asia's largest freight transport company, according to a senior official at the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The three
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Texas surpasses California in freight volume from Mexico - Southwest Farm Press

Texas surpasses California in freight volume from Mexico - Southwest Farm Press | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Texas outpaced California this month (June 2015) and has claimed the title as the state with the highest refrigerated freight volume.
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China eyes stronger infrastructure for growth - Xinhua | English.news.cn

China eyes stronger infrastructure for growth - Xinhua | English.news.cn | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
China's top economic planner announced campaigns to accelerate development of the country's urban rail networks and logistics services on Tuesday.
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Greece faces supply-chain crunch as crisis deepens

Greece faces supply-chain crunch as crisis deepens | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Greece faces supply-chain crunch as crisis deepens - MarketWatch: Wall Street JournalGreece faces supply-chain... http://t.co/Ox9zasgSn3
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Proposed Dollar Tree distribution warehouse could boost Port of Charleston ... - Charleston Post Courier

Proposed Dollar Tree distribution warehouse could boost Port of Charleston ... - Charleston Post Courier | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Discount retail giant Dollar Tree, one of the nation’s largest importers, could get help from the State Ports Authority to build a distribution center in the Upstate.
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West Coast ag exporters told to expect few port productivity gains out of labor contract | JOC.com

West Coast ag exporters told to expect few port productivity gains out of labor contract | JOC.com | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
U.S. agriculture shouldn’t expect dramatic improvements in cargo-handling productivity to come out of the new West Coast longshore contract, said Ed DeNike, chief operating officer at SSA Marine, said the contract itself will not deliver productivity.
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Carlyle Group Leads Investment in Chinese Logistics Company - Wall Street Journal

Carlyle Group Leads Investment in Chinese Logistics Company - Wall Street Journal | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Carlyle Group LP is leading an investment in a Chinese logistics company, betting on demand for delivery services to support China’s fast-growing e-commerce industry.
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FAA Proposes Fine Against Cargo Company Operating Bagram 747 Crash ... - Forbes

FAA Proposes Fine Against Cargo Company Operating Bagram 747 Crash ... - Forbes | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Millions watched the dramatic dashcam video of the final moments of a Boeing 747 cargo aircraft as it made a steep take off from Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on April 29, 2013, stalled and rolled to the right, crashing in a tremendous ball of fire.
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Truckload rates could jump 25 percent in three years, says freight payment exec - JOC.com

Truckload rates could jump 25 percent in three years, says freight payment exec - JOC.com | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
U.S shippers and third-party logistics providers could see truckload rates increase by as much as 25 percent over the next two to three years, according to one of the heads of the largest privately held freight payment company in the U.S.
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BNSF exec warns of congestion coming to East Coast | JOC.com

BNSF exec warns of congestion coming to East Coast | JOC.com | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
The same congestion that snarled U.S. Pacific Coast ports earlier this year is headed for ports on the East Coast, a BNSF Railway executive warned earlier this week.
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Nike Just Opened Its Largest Distribution Center in the World

Nike Just Opened Its Largest Distribution Center in the World | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Nike's Memphis distribution center just got a major overhaul. Find out all the details here.
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DHL Logistics to set up two FTZ in North India - Economic Times

DHL Logistics to set up two FTZ in North India - Economic Times | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
DHL Logistics is planning an investment of up to Euro 15 million for setting up two new Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in North India, a top company official has said.
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Trucking Groups Take Issue With Port Inspection Program | Los Angeles Business Journal

Trucking Groups Take Issue With Port Inspection Program | Los Angeles Business Journal | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Reviving a dispute that played a role in the recently settled fight between port operators and longshore workers, two groups representing trucking companies now claim a program under which truck trailers used to haul containers are inspected by the dockworkers’ union violates federal law.
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Nepal bans food distribution by WFP - ANN

Nepal bans food distribution by WFP - ANN | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Nepal's Central Department of Food Technology and Quality Control has proscribed selling and distribution of food ... : ANN
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