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A Risky Business: Going global with your supply chain? Protect against the risk of currency erosion

A Risky Business: Going global with your supply chain? Protect against the risk of currency erosion | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
The world may seem smaller when it comes to communication, but when your supply chain crosses borders, the complexities do not go away.
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Gartner Identifies Top Supply Chain Organizations in Asia Pacific for 2013

Gartner Identifies Top Supply Chain Organizations in Asia Pacific for 2013 | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Global research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. has published its annual ranking of the top performing supply chain organizations headquartered in Asia Pacific.
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Japan Post to launch elderly support services

Japan Post to launch elderly support services | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Japan Post Co. said Monday it will begin support services for the elderly utilizing its mail delivery network from October in the fast-graying country, expanding its operations beyond the current over-the-counter postal, savings and insurance...
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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About 4D Printing

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About 4D Printing | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Back in February, Skylar Tibbits revealed that he was working on a project called 4D printing. In essence, the technology would allow for 3D printed …

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Venezuela key factor in cargo drop in the Panamanian ports

Venezuela key factor in cargo drop in the Panamanian ports | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Maersk Line said its results for the second quarter of the year are in line with expectations, but the company admitted that the peak period in Asia is not the same as last year.
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Lufthansa Cargo Starts Retiring MD-11Fs

Lufthansa Cargo Starts Retiring MD-11Fs | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Lufthansa Cargo plans to phase out two of its MD-11s next year in an effort to limit capacity growth.“We don’t see at the moment how we can grow profi...
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US Bill aims to abolish Harbor Maintenance Tax; could levy fees on imports from Canada, Mexico

US Bill aims to abolish Harbor Maintenance Tax; could levy fees on imports from Canada, Mexico | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Washington, D.C.—A US Senate bill could go forward next month that will propose a repeal of the existing Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) replacing it with a fee to be levied on goods imported by road and rail from Canada and...
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Guangxi gets moving on freight-focus on SE Asia and inland China

Guangxi gets moving on freight-focus on SE Asia and inland China | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Guangxi gets moving on freight
South China Morning Post
Freight forwarders are pinning hopes on the newly built high-speed rail in the province to divert passengers from the conventional train network to free up more capacity for freight movement.
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Indonesia's Airlines tap more cargo

Airlines tap more cargo Jakarta Post Despite the fact that Indonesia is currently shadowed by the weakening value of the rupiah, the air cargo sector is projected to continue growing this year because demand for fast moving consumer goods...
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Chinese airlines dangle fat salaries to woo foreign pilots

Chinese airlines dangle fat salaries to woo foreign pilots | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
As economic growth boosts air travel faster then China can train captains, carriers are increasing pay and scouring the globe for crews
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Questioning China's achievements | Economy

Questioning China's achievements | Economy | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Is China emerging as a potential global superpower or just a partial one?
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Ethiopian Partnering with ASKY to Establish West African Cargo Hub

Ethiopian Partnering with ASKY to Establish West African Cargo Hub | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Ethiopian Cargo, the largest cargo operator in Africa, is pleased to announce the opening of a second cargo hub in Africa based in Lomé, Togo, in partnership with ASKY Airlines.
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Surging auto market spurs supply-chain worries - Plastics News

Surging auto market spurs supply-chain worries - Plastics News | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Surging auto market spurs supply-chain worries Plastics News Large-tonnage injection molding presses are especially at a premium right now, according to one auto industry insider, while automakers and top suppliers alike are looking all along the...
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The Vision For $3.4 Billion Uber Is Much More Than Just A Car Service, And It Could Vastly Improve Our Lives

The Vision For $3.4 Billion Uber Is Much More Than Just A Car Service, And It Could Vastly Improve Our Lives | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
If you think it's just about taxis, you're wrong. (. @uber is "cross between lifestyle and logistics"? http://t.co/LV61dzbPAT)
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Motorola: Warehouses look to expand IT by 2018 - Chain Store Age

Motorola: Warehouses look to expand IT by 2018 - Chain Store Age | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Motorola: Warehouses look to expand IT by 2018
Chain Store Age
Schaumburg, Ill. – Sixty-six percent of warehouses plan to expand their IT investments by 2018, a 71% increase in the number of warehouses currently planning an IT expansion.
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India's railways to hike freight tariff in October

India's railways to hike freight tariff in October | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Economic Times Railways to hike freight tariff in October Economic Times NEW DELHI: Railways is likely to take a decision on further hike in freight tariff in October when it will review the fuel adjustment component (FAC) in the wake of rising...
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India: Cargo contracts suffer as govt ports default on obligations

India: Cargo contracts suffer as govt ports default on obligations | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Carbon Positive-In the fight against climate change, shipping has a significant role to play, despite being the world's most energy efficient mode of transport.
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UK GDP growth revised up to 0.7% thanks to exports

UK GDP growth revised up to 0.7% thanks to exports | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Economic growth in the UK during the second quarter of the year is revised up to 0.7% by the Office for National Statistics. (#Exports rise 3.6% The latest ONS release shows that exports played a bigger role than expected in boosting growth.
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More U.S. oil is moving via truck, barge and train than at any point since 1981.

More U.S. oil is moving via truck, barge and train than at any point since 1981. | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
More crude oil is moving around the U.S. on trucks, barges and trains than at any point since 1981 because of a pipeline-capacity shortage.
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Ron DeLong's comment, August 27, 2013 11:58 AM
maybe it is also, more importantly, due to increased demand for the crude oil...
Ron DeLong's curator insight, August 27, 2013 12:00 PM

I am guessing this is a risk, but I believe the problem is not pipeline capacity as much as it is increasing demand for, the non-renewable resource of, crude oil.

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South Carolina's Inland Port's first official cargo expected in October

South Carolina's Inland Port's first official cargo expected in October | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Inland Port's first official cargo expected in October Greenville News “We know the first cargo that we will handle through the site should arrive sometime in mid-October because that cargo is (already) booked on a ship,” spokeswoman Allison...
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India's Railways' perishable cargo center project yet to take off - Economic Times

India's Railways' perishable cargo center project yet to take off - Economic Times | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Economic Times Railways' perishable cargo center project yet to take off Economic Times MUMBAI: Even after three years of its announcement by railway minister Mamata Banerjee in the 2009-10 budget, the pilot project of Indian railways of creating...
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Japan Govt. may buy into Tokyo, Osaka port operators to counter Busan

Japan Govt. may buy into Tokyo, Osaka port operators to counter Busan | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
The transport ministry is looking to acquire equity stakes in the companies that run the main container ports in Tokyo and Osaka amid strong competition from the port of Busan ...
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New Singapore centre for Ceva | FBJ

New Singapore centre for Ceva | FBJ | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Freight Business Journal is now firmly established as the leading multi modal newspaper. FBJ boasts the most informative and authoritative source of information with unrivalled in depth knowledge of the rapidly changing freight business environment.
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DHL observes changes in Africa’s technology market

DHL observes changes in Africa’s technology market | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Competition within the technology sector is becoming more intense and Asia’s importance as both a manufacturing location and a consumer market is growing.
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