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Oil by rail up 9 percent as U.S. oil production hits 8.5M barrels a day

Oil by rail up 9 percent as U.S. oil production hits 8.5M barrels a day | Logistics | Scoop.it
Trains are hauling about 8 percent of the total oil produced in the U.S., according to the Association of American Railroads.
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Intermodal Boom Will Revolutionize Supply Chain Logistics and Industrial Real Estate Strategy - Area Development

Intermodal Boom Will Revolutionize Supply Chain Logistics and Industrial Real Estate Strategy - Area Development | Logistics | Scoop.it
A looming capacity shortage in the trucking industry — coupled with rail’s high efficiency — is causing logistics suppliers and transportation providers to turn their focus to intermodal solutions. As a result, 30 inland port facilities have either opened or been formally announced since 2000 — including 19 since 2008 alone.

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Obama signs $10.8B highway bill

Obama signs $10.8B highway bill | Logistics | Scoop.it
The $10.8 billion measure that will fund highway and bridge repairs for the next ten months.
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North Dakota considers requiring that Bakken crude be made less volatile before transport #fracking

North Dakota officials are considering requiring energy companies to treat crude they pump from the Bakken Shale to make it less volatile before it is loaded onto trains.
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San Miguel Corporation Proposes $10 Billion Airport to Replace Ninoy Aquino International Airport

San Miguel Corporation Proposes $10 Billion Airport to Replace Ninoy Aquino International Airport | Logistics | Scoop.it
Ranked as one of the world’s worst airports, the Philippines’ Ninoy Aquino International Airport may be replaced by a new facility in five years. WSJ’s Ramy Inocencio talks to Manila reporter Trefor Moss on two competing plans and corruption issues.
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Amazon’s ‘Sortation Centers’ Bite Off More of Delivery’s ‘Last Mile’

Amazon’s ‘Sortation Centers’ Bite Off More of Delivery’s ‘Last Mile’ | Logistics | Scoop.it
Amazon.com Inc. continues to take more control of its delivery operations, a move that will likely give it an edge in same-day delivery and further challenge traditional retailers.
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Why China wants to build a railway across South America

Why China wants to build a railway across South America | Logistics | Scoop.it
China's president Xi Jinping wants to build a railway across South America, Beijing's latest major infrastructure proposal for a region that it has been drawing closer to both economically and politically. Xi, on a tour through the region this week, suggested that China, Peru and Brazil form a work group to lay plans for a railway link...

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Employment, business economics and life style improvements should be the results.

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Kenya seizes 341-kg heroin haul on ship in Mombasa | Reuters

MOMBASA, Kenya, July 15 (Reuters) - Kenyan police on Tuesdayseized 341.7 kg of heroin hidden in the diesel tank of a ship,the biggest ever single seizure of drugs at the Indian Oceanport of Mombasa.Police
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Crumbling Roads in Oil Fields Slow U.S. Energy Boom

Crumbling Roads in Oil Fields Slow U.S. Energy Boom | Logistics | Scoop.it
The road to U.S. energy security is often unpaved.
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UAE's Gulftainer Strikes 35-Year Deal at Port Canaveral - gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News

UAE's Gulftainer Strikes 35-Year Deal at Port Canaveral - gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News | Logistics | Scoop.it
A Middle Eastern-owned company landed its first North American port operations contract on Monday, a 35-year agreement with Port Canaveral on Florida's east coast.
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Oiltanking Partners' massive oil expansion project moves forward in Beaumont - Houston Business Journal

Oiltanking Partners' massive oil expansion project moves forward in Beaumont - Houston Business Journal | Logistics | Scoop.it
Oiltanking Partners LP's board of directors has approved the build out of crude storage, pipelines and dock infrastructure at its Beaumont terminal.
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Hermes Germany launches €300m bid to attract SME clients - Skillweb

Hermes Germany launches €300m bid to attract SME clients - Skillweb | Logistics | Scoop.it
Hermes has announced plans to invest 300 million euros in updating its logistics systems over the next four years to better target smaller e-commerce retailers. The parcel carrier claims it will open new locations and launch more customer-focussed services as it gears up for added growth in the e-commerce sector. Hermes, the logistics arm of [...]
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Cargo rates trigger US rail shipper backlash

Cargo rates trigger US rail shipper backlash | Logistics | Scoop.it
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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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Unishippers Unveils New Subsidiary, Launch Logistics to develop stronger solutions for franchisees

Unishippers Unveils New Subsidiary, Launch Logistics to develop stronger solutions for franchisees | Logistics | Scoop.it
Unishippers Unveils New Subsidiary, Launch Logistics
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XPO Logistics to Acquire New Breed Logistics and Completes Acquisition of Atlantic Central Logistics

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U.S. seeks new rules for moving fuel by rail

U.S. seeks new rules for moving fuel by rail | Logistics | Scoop.it
The U.S. government wants to phase out thousands of railroad tank cars that carry crude oil and ethanol within two years, as part of proposed rules to upgrade safety for trains carrying flammable fuels.
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Hyundai Group sells logistics unit to Orix

Hyundai Group sells logistics unit to Orix | Logistics | Scoop.it
Hyundai Group signed a deal to sell its logistics unit to Japanese financial firm Orix Corp. for $582 million, a move by the South Korean conglomerate to secure cash as it battles a prolonged global slump in its core shipping business.
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Werner Enterprises Announces Equity Investment in Hercules Logistics Co., Ltd. - NASDAQ.com

Werner Enterprises Announces Equity Investment in Hercules Logistics Co., Ltd. - NASDAQ.com | Logistics | Scoop.it
.bwalignc {text-align: center} OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN), a premier transportation and logistics company, is.
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Ahead of the Tape: Railroads' gravy train heads for a bump

As railroads get set to report strong earnings this week, twists and turns in their outlook should have investors rethinking valuation multiples.
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$350M logistics center coming to Linden

$350M logistics center coming to Linden | Logistics | Scoop.it
The North American subsidiary of an Australian company received entitlement approvals for a $350 million logistics center in Linden.
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Chinese e-Commerce Giant Gives More Details about its Logistics Capabilities in a New IPO Filing

Chinese e-Commerce Giant Gives More Details about its Logistics Capabilities in a New IPO Filing | Logistics | Scoop.it
The Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. released fresh insights on its logistics capabilities ahead of what's expected to be one of the largest tech IPOs in history.  In an updated security filing on Monday, Alibaba included additional details, including new insights on its approach to logistics, that were [...]
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United Airlines Changes Its MileagePlus Frequent Flier Program, And Basically You're Hosed

United Airlines Changes Its MileagePlus Frequent Flier Program, And Basically You're Hosed | Logistics | Scoop.it
Crunch the numbers. You're not gonna like it.
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