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FedEx Express expands operations in Rio de Janeiro - Lloyd's Loading List

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Logistics firm TransCold launches rail service plan with giant BNSF

Logistics firm TransCold launches rail service plan with giant BNSF | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
McKay TransCold, a logistics company in Edina, has hatched a plan with BNSF Railway Co (Edina logistics firm TransCold hatches rail service plan with giant BNSF http://t.co/M2mJxQbfP9 via @startribune...
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UPS Freight Teamsters Overwhelmingly Approve New National Contract

UPS Freight Teamsters Overwhelmingly Approve New National Contract | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
(WASHINGTON) – UPS Freight Teamsters have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new national five-year master agreement that increases wages, significantly strengthens pension benefits and takes on the issue of subcontracting.
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Switzerland Fines Airlines Over Freight Cartel - Airwise News

Switzerland Fines Airlines Over Freight Cartel - Airwise News | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Switzerland's competition commission WEKO has fined 11 airlines a total of CHF11 million Swiss francs (USD12.11 million) after it found they had agreed on certain elements of pricing for air freight.
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Poor Logistics Hinder Brazil Rice Exports, Statistics Institute Says | Oryza

Poor Logistics Hinder Brazil Rice Exports, Statistics Institute Says | Oryza | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) says that huge investments are required to help exports of rice and other grains achieve maximum potential.
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YRC Teamsters Reject Contract Plan - Transport Topics Online

YRC Teamsters Reject Contract Plan - Transport Topics Online | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Transport Topics Online YRC Teamsters Reject Contract Plan Transport Topics Online “The Teamsters Union believes in democracy, and we've let the democratic process take its course,” said Tyson Johnson, director of the Teamsters National Freight...
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Intel's Ban on Conflict Minerals Wows National Geographic Photographer

Intel's Ban on Conflict Minerals Wows National Geographic Photographer | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Intel has announced it will no longer use "conflict minerals" in its microprocessors.
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XPO Logistics looks to grow automotive with Pacer purchase | Automotive Logistics

XPO Logistics looks to grow automotive with Pacer purchase | Automotive Logistics | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
XPO Logistics looks to grow automotive with Pacer purchase http://t.co/FXVBaV2DTN
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List: The most promising startups in logistics

List: The most promising startups in logistics | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
The logistics business is not easy on the startups. It's regulated. It's hardware-driven (ships, rail, trucks, air). And there's a reluctancy among the big players to change their business models. ...
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SingPost enters Indonesian warehousing and freight forwarding market - Straits Times

SingPost enters Indonesian warehousing and freight forwarding market - Straits Times | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
SingPost enters Indonesian warehousing and freight forwarding market Straits Times A wholly-owned unit of Singapore Post entered into an agreement with an Indonesian counterpart on Tuesday, to provide warehousing and freight forwarding services...
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Exit Strategy: Logistics in Afghanistan - Arabian Supply Chain

Exit Strategy: Logistics in Afghanistan - Arabian Supply Chain | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Exit Strategy: Logistics in Afghanistan
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One of those firms is Supreme Group, an integrated supply chains solutions provider, whose operational headquarters for its Afghanistan operations is here in Dubai.
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Global Supply Chain Insights: How delivery is changing the grocery business

Global Supply Chain Insights: How delivery is changing the grocery business | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
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China's express delivery volume ranks second worldwide - Xinhua

China's express delivery volume ranks second worldwide - Xinhua | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
China's express delivery volume ranks second worldwide
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Cargo charter flight links NW China, Kazakhstan - Global Times

Cargo charter flight links NW China, Kazakhstan
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A cargo charter flight linking northwest China with Kazakhstan was opened on Saturday with hopes that it can boost development of the Silk Road economic belt spanning the Eurasia continent.
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XPO Eyes 'Next China' as Intermodal Traffic Grows | JOC

XPO Eyes 'Next China' as Intermodal Traffic Grows | JOC | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
At a recent supply chain conference, Bradley S. Jacobs heard a “financially compelling” case for investing and doing business in his country from former Mexican President Felipe Calderón.
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U.S. investigating Honeywell over export, import controls

U.S. investigating Honeywell over export, import controls | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is investigating export and import procedures at Honeywell International Inc after the firm included Chinese parts in equipment it built for the F-35 fighter jet, three sources familiar with...
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Yodel voted worst parcel delivery service for second year running

Yodel voted worst parcel delivery service for second year running | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Survey of parcel delivery firms gives thumbs up to DPD, Royal Mail and Parcel Force with Yodel and Hermes bottom of pile (Yodel voted worst parcel delivery service for second year running http://t.co/m6AHMFRYP1)...
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Good read, seems I'm not the only one pondering this - Re-Evaluating Low-Cost Labor Sourcing

Good read, seems I'm not the only one pondering this - Re-Evaluating Low-Cost Labor Sourcing | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Re-Evaluating Low-Cost Labor Sourcing EBN It's a lesson that many members of the electronics supply chain learned the hard way in recent years and one I hope that small and midsized OEMs will heed as they consider entering the global fray and...

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Finding Gooey Goodness in Nutella's Huge Supply Chain

Finding Gooey Goodness in Nutella's Huge Supply Chain | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Nutella uses its supply chain to show the value of its product.
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Global Supply Chain Insights: Update for week ending January 10, 2014

Global Supply Chain Insights: Update for week ending January 10, 2014 | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
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Freight forwarding and logistics: What the high performers know | Accenture Outlook

Freight forwarding and logistics: What the high performers know | Accenture Outlook | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Accenture research explores the common traits of high-performance businesses in the freight and logistics industry. Attention to emerging markets, profitable trade lanes and new business models are especially critical.
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YRC Said to Seek $1.15 Billion Loan in Refinancing

YRC Worldwide Inc., the U.S. trucker that averted bankruptcy in 2011, is seeking $1.15 billion in loans to refinance debt, according to a person with knowledge of the transaction.
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Brazil's Sao Paulo approves bill to tackle cargo theft

Brazil's Sao Paulo approves bill to tackle cargo theft | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Brazilian state approves bill to tackle cargo theft SecuringIndustry.com The bill's co-author, Representative Marco Aurélio, said the measure is designed to reduce the incentive for cargo thieves by making it harder to find partners willing to...
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Plug Power adds hydrogen fuel cells to FedEx Express electric trucks

Plug Power adds hydrogen fuel cells to FedEx Express electric trucks | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Under a US$3 million US Department of Energy Program, Plug Power is converting FedEx Express electric delivery trucks into hydrogen-electric hybrids.
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Teamsters Leaders Endorse New UPS Freight Contract - Truckinginfo

Teamsters Leaders Endorse New UPS Freight Contract - Truckinginfo | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Teamsters Leaders Endorse New UPS Freight Contract
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Teamster local union leaders representing UPS Freight workers across the country have endorsed a new tentative national agreement.
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