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May 2014 North American Freight Numbers Released

July 24, 2014
U.S.-NAFTA trade totaled $103.9 billion in May 2014 as four of five transportation modes-- vessel, pipeline, rail, and trucks--- carried more U.S.-NAFTA trade than in May 2013,
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Massport Approves FY2015 Total Budget of $623M

July 23, 2014
Budget funds Community Programs, HOV including Logan Express Framingham parking structure, and safety and security at Massport facilities.
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Quality Jobs Initiative Means Better Wages, Broader Horizons for Sea-Tac Airport Workers

July 22, 2014
Commissioners give final approval to minimum wage, compensation policy for aeronautical workers at Sea-Tac Airport.
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Survey: Continued Expansion in Philadelphia's Manufacturing Activity

July 22, 2014
Firms responding to the Business Outlook Survey indicated continued expansion in the region’s manufacturing sector in July.
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Rules are Changing for CARNETS; Public Comment Needed

July 22, 2014
The Carnet document, established by the World Customs Organization, serves as a "passport for freight" that is not applicable to traded or exported goods but rather is used to facilitate temporary shipments that are intended to be removed from the country they have recently entered.
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Open Letter Urging Congress to Address Long-Term Transportation Needs

July 22, 2014
As Congress considers legislation to avoid a shortfall of the Highway Trust Fund, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and 11 of his predecessors offered the following open letter to Congress.
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TransCore’s Canadian Freight Volumes in Q1, Q2 2014 Shatters Any Six-Month Record

July 22, 2014
Compared to last year's first half, TransCore Link Logistics Canadian Freight Index saw volumes swell an impressive 42 percent year-over-year, shattering any combined semi-annual volumes since TransCore Link Logistics started recording data.
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Purolator International Expands Logistics Capabilities for Companies Doing Business in Canada

Enhanced logistics service provides integrated services tailored to Canadian market.
July 22, 2014
Purolator International announced the expansion of its capabilities through Purolator Logistics, a new integrated solution that enables customers to improve overall supply chain efficiency, reduce distribution costs and improve speed to market.
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SC Ports Announce Eight Percent Fiscal Year Growth

July 21, 2014
SC Ports Authority reported a strong finish for the 2014 fiscal year with 8 percent container growth, an increase of 2 percent over projected plans.
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New Autogate System Streamlines Liverpool Port Access for Container Haulers

The system will reportedly reduce waiting times and administration for hauliers, resulting in faster turnaround.
July 21, 2014
The investment in Kalmar SmartLane automatic gates is part of £5.5m package of improvements to port infrastructure.
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