Appointment-Plus's Online Software Improves Dock-scheduling Procedures

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With assistance from Appointment-Plus's online appointment software, dock personnel can better manage the flow of inbound deliveries, while dock supervisors can better manage staff assignments by knowing specifically the times of these deliveries.
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PortVision Introduces Dock Management Module

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PortVision, a provider of business intelligence solutions for the maritime industry, has announced that it has extended its TerminalSmart offering for marine terminals to include a comprehensive Dock Management module.
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ABF Launches Ocean LTL Service

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ABF, a subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corporation and global provider of customizable supply chain solutions, has expanded its portfolio of global solutions to include a single-contact, expedited LCL/LTL supply chain solution for customers who import from manufacturing centers in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
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Clean Truck Fees Will End at Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports

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Beginning on Jan. 1, 2012, both the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach will no longer be assessing Clean Truck Fees on trucks with engine years of 2006 and older.
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Crowley Maritime Corporation Enhances its Equipment Fleet

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Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group is enhancing its growing equipment fleet of more than 45,000 modern units with the acquisition of 222 new 40-foot-high cube refrigerated containers (reefers) and 133 under-slung power generator sets (gensets).
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Supply Chain Disruptions

By Martha Walz
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2011 has seen supply chains disrupted by natural disasters. Rethinking the supply chain in the face of these disruptions is key in avoiding them in the future.
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Cargo to U.S. Decreases for First Time Since 2009

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U.S. imports on the world’s largest trading route have dropped for the first time in almost two years as consumer confidence has weakened to its lowest level since the global economic recession ended in 2009.
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CargoSmart Launches Sailing Schedule Reliability Application

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CargoSmart Limited has recently launched Schedule Reliability, the industry's first interactive sailing schedule reliability application.
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Grand China Shipping Suspends Trans-Pacific Service

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Grand China Shipping has recently suspended its weekly Trans-Pacific containership service, Super Pacific Express (SPX).
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Research and Markets Develops "Asia Pacific Transport & Logistics 2011" Report

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Research and Markets, an international market research and market data resource based in Dublin, Ireland, has recently announced that its "Asia Pacific Transport & Logistics 2011" report is available for public viewing and purchasing.
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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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