Dedication Ceremony Celebrates Completion of Port of Tacoma's $32 Million Wharf Extension

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Officials from Hyundai Merchant Marine, Port of Tacoma, Washington United Terminals (WUT), and several guests recently celebrated the completion of a $32 million extension of the WUT wharf on the Blair Waterway.
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Port of Oakland Reopens after Shutdown by Protestors

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The Port of Oakland is once again fully operational after having been shut down by Occupy Oakland protesters.
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FedEx Trade Networks Adds New Offices in Europe and Africa

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FedEx Trade Networks has announced that it has recently established operations in Johannesburg, South Africa; Bologna, Italy; and Ankara and Izmir, Turkey.
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GSC Logistics Expands Green Truck Program

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GSC Logistics, Inc, a provider of 3PL services, is currently entering the second phase of its' Truck Assistance Program (TAP).
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APL and APL Logistics Provide Funds, Transport for Thailand Flood Relief

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APL and APL Logistics, the shipping and supply chain management businesses of Singapore’s NOL Group, have announced efforts on three fronts to combat Thailand’s recent, devastating floods.
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China Expands Nokor Border Port

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China has lately announced that it will invest $7.1 billion throughout the next five years in order to expand its Dandong port. The port has become a signficant trade link to North Korea in recent years.
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Vessel Operating Costs Expected to Rise in 2012

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According to a survey conducted by Moore Stephens, vessel operating costs may rise by 3.7 percent in 2012.
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Delaware River Deepening Project Receives Funds

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Fifteen million dollars in state funding was released to continue the Delaware River Main Channel-Deepening project, which will eventually deepen the Delaware River’s entire 103-mile main shipping channel from 40 to 45 feet.
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Horizon Lines to Discontinue Trans-Pacific FSX Service

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Horizon Lines, Inc., a domestic ocean shipping company, announced it will discontinue its Five Star Express (FSX) trans-Pacific container shipping service between the U.S. West Coast, Guam, and China.
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Air Charter International Transports 37-ton Rudder Part

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On Oct. 2, 2011, Air Charter International transported a 37-ton rudder part from Korea to Dubai. Tailor-made by Korean steel manufacturer Taewoong, the 9.16 meter long and 1.05 meter wide rudder part was utilized for the repair of a ship stationed at the Dubai Dry Docks.
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Kansas City SmartPort Momentum 2013 focused on 3PLs, the issues facing the industry, and the role or logistics in economic development


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.


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