Economic Development

National Retail Federation Honored By EPA

NRF was recognized with a SmartWay Affiliate Challenge award.
April 22, 2014
The EPA recognized NRF for supporting policies and practices that reduce truck emissions and enhance freight efficiency.
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Transportation Insight Plans to Triple Size of Business by 2020

The global logistics provider unveils growth strategy with launch of new corporate campus.
April 21, 2014
Enterprise Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Provider Transportation Insight announces its plan to triple the size of its business over the next six years.
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Global Terminal Expansion On Target

This is the Port of New York/New Jersey’s first semi-automated terminal.
April 21, 2014
The United States’ newest semi-automated facility, Global Terminal, announced that the latest of ten stacks of additional capacity has been completed on time.
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SC Ports Report Record Pier Container Volumes

Georgetown grows 10 percent fiscal year to date.
April 21, 2014
South Carolina Ports reported March pier container volumes were the highest since August 2008.
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No Export Charges on Canadian Softwood Lumber

Ontario and Quebec softwood lumber exporters will no longer be assessed export charges of 0.1 percent and 2.6 percent respectively.
April 14, 2014
Canada has won a dispute over the termination date of export charges applied to softwood lumber to the U.S.
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ProTrans Relocates to New Location In Texas

Effective May 27th, 2014, ProTrans Laredo is moving to a new facility located at 110 Consolidation Point, Laredo, Texas 78045.
April 11, 2014
The new ProTrans’ Laredo Facility offers nearly 222,000 square feet of warehouse space with more than 10,000 square feet of office space and 100 dock doors.
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April Retail Imports Expect 6.1 Percent Increase

The total for 2013 was 16.2 million TEU, up 2.3 percent from 2012’s 15.8 million TEU.
April 8, 2014
Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 6.1 percent in April, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
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Ukraine: Between Past and Future

Ukraine is not only wedged between Russia and Europe, it is poised between its past and its future.
April 5, 2014

Pavlo Sher emeta, trade and economy minister for Ukraine, told a BBC audience, “The discussion we are having here is not really East and West, it’s a discussion between the past and the future.”

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Revitalizing the Buffalo River

Laying the foundation for a “blue economy” as an urban waterway is reclaimed.
April 5, 2014

With surgical skill, crews are meticulously dredging the Buffalo River, ridding it of decades of contamination, setting the stage for the restoration of habitat for fish and wildlife, improved water quality and enhanced public access. 

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U.S. Crude Oil Imports Fall, Share of Top 3 Suppliers Highest in Forty Years

Canada, Mexico and Saudi Arabia provided almost three out of every five barrels of oil imported into the U.S. market last year.
April 4, 2014
While U.S. total net crude oil imports fell during 2013, the share of imports last year from the United States' top three foreign oil suppliers—Canada, Saudi Arabia and Mexico—was the highest in at least four decades.
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