Canal Expansion Moving Forward

The highly anticipated Panama Canal expansion has hit some bumps, but even a delayed opening can’t stop its momentum.

Through the end of September, the Panama Canal registered an increase in tonnage over the prior year. The fiscal year ended September 30, 2014, showed a 2 percent increase over the 320.6 million PC/UMS tons reported in 2013. (One PC/UMS net ton is equivalent to 100 cubic feet of capacity.)

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Key Priorities for Ocean Logistics

More and better technology will help achieve mutual goals of cost control and improved customer experience.

Ocean shippers and carriers agree: The industry needs better strategies to improve cost efficiencies.

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Major Steamship Lines Intend November GRI

Major steamship lines have been announcing monthly general rate increases (GRI) for transpacific cargo from the Far East and India to Canada and the U.S.
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Maritime Association of Port of NY/NJ, ARTEMUS Transportation Partner for Shipping 101 Course

To be led by Licensed Customs Broker Anita Carty, in Port Elizabeth, NJ, on November 17th - 21.
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NYK Line in Pacific Northwest Pool

The NYK Line became a member of the PNW West Coast Metro Pool (WCMP) operated by Trac Intermodal.
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New Safety, Health Guidelines to Protect Seafarers

Experts have agreed on guidelines to assist governments to implement occupational safety and health provisions previously set down in the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006).
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New Tango Service Brings Additional Post-Panamax Vessels to Charleston

Expands Port of Charleston's capacity to serve North-South trade.
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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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Five Wearable Manufacturing Technologies of the Future

Video applications, Employee Monitoring, Field service, Plant monitoring, Improving employee safety.

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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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