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Drewry All Earnings Shipping Index Slumps 25 Percent in September

The Drewry All Earnings Index, which covers the main bulk shipping markets, fell 25 percent in September to stand at 115 points.
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Panama Canal Receives Last Tugboat of New Fleet

Panama Canal received Cerro Ancon, the last of the 14 tractor tugs of its new fleet.
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Maersk Line, MSC Vessel Implement Sharing Agreement

Maersk Line announced a 10-year vessel sharing agreement (VSA) with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S. A. on the Asia-Europe, Transatlantic and Transpacific trades.
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Georgia Ports Authority Marks 13 Percent Growth in Q1

Harbor deepening moves into construction phase.
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INTTRA Ranks Top Five Carriers With Fastest Electronic Booking Times

Rapid e-booking response times emerge as differentiator in a shipper's selection of carrier, and a key factor enabling further automation in ocean shipping.
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Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma Form Seaport Alliance

The alliance was formed to strengthen gateway and grow maritime jobs, targeting increased marine cargo and addressing competitive threats.
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Charleston Harbor Deepening Project Reaches Key Milestone

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' draft integrated feasibility report and environmental impact statement released with 52-foot depth recommendation.
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Survey: Global Shipping Professionals’ Opinions on Top Technology Priorities, Challenges

Survey on the state of technology in ocean shipping reveals top priority is improving supply chain visibility capabilities for higher quality data.
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Study: $4.3 Billion Economic Impact From Tacoma, Seattle Ports

Marine cargo operations at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma supported more than 48,000 jobs in 2013, which generated nearly $4.3 billion in economic activity.
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Get the Most from Carrier Relationships

Openness and trust are important to ensure capacity and results in supply chain relationships.

Shippers have traditionally evaluated their carriers first on price, and then on the markets they serve. The reason is simple.


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KC SmartPort Momentum

Kansas City SmartPort Momentum 2013 focused on 3PLs, the issues facing the industry, and the role or logistics in economic development

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Assurance of Supply: A Top Concern for Manufacturers

Every manufacturer has an assurance of supply problem to some extent due to the complexity of global sourcing. For years, manufacturers were blessed with high margins but margins have grown paper thin. You can’t fill up your distribution centers with excess inventory – not only is there a cost factor but the pace of business and consumer buying trends causes goods to quickly turn obsolete. Assurance of supply provides the speed and agility that is essential to being able to compete in today’s market.

 

Speaker info: Diane Palmquist, VP Manufacturing Industry Solutions

                                         

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2014 October

Check out the October 2014 edition of World Trade WT100, featuring our cover story: Logistics Drives Site Selection, plus much more!

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World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling, 1st Edition

Filled with proven operational solutions, it will guide managers as they develop a warehouse master plan, one designed to minimize the effects of supply chain inefficiencies as it improves logistics accuracy and inventory management - and reduces overall warehousing expense.

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