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Energy Department Invests More Than $55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicle Technologies

As part of the efforts to reduce dependence on foreign oil and transition to a clean energy economy, the Energy Department announced more than $55 million for 31 new projects to accelerate research and development of critical vehicle technologies that will improve fuel efficiency and reduce costs.
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Hawaii, U.S. Territories Aim to Increase Fuel Diversity with LNG Imports

Unlike the rest of the United States, energy consumption in island states and territories is almost entirely petroleum-based.
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No Calm for Maritime

It looks as though continued volatility will be the story for ocean shipping

As much as one hates to use the phrase “shot across the bow” when writing about maritime shipping, there’s likely no better way to capture the surprise inspired by China’s recent decision to block the formation of the P3 alliance.


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Transpacific Cargo to U.S., Canada Incurs General Rate Increase, Peak Season Surcharge

Transpacific cargo shipments to the U.S. and Canada have incurred GRI and PSS surcharges during August's movements.
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Port of Churchill Marks Beginning of 85th Grain Shipping Season

The Port of Churchill celebrated its 85th anniversary by holding its annual First Vessel Ceremony to mark the start of the shipping season.
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Barcoding Inc. Joins TomTom Telematics to Deliver Fleet Management Software

Mobility expert to sell, deploy and support WEBFLEET fleet management and vehicle tracking solutions.
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Leading the Economic Boom in Southeast U.S.

Gulf Coast ports are building infrastructure to accommodate regional growth

Ports on the Gulf Coast are strategically positioned to take advantage of the flourishing economy in the southeastern United States. The ports are located in some of the fastest-growing states in one of the fastest-growing regions of the country, offering shippers both destination markets and gateways — options that can help trim their logistics and supply chain costs.


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Midwest: Options for Extended Supply Chains

The region’s strengths allow companies to lower their logistics costs

As companies examine their end-to-end supply chain — from Asian and other overseas sources to the United States — their thought processes and data analyses look at several issues.


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Georgia Ports Authority Tops 3 Million TEUs, Sets Tonnage Record

Ro/Ro traffic is at all-time high of 700,000 units.
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Dredging on Barbours Cut Houston Ship Channel Project Under Way

First of two container channel projects to match depth of Houston Ship Channel and accommodate larger, post-Panamax ships.
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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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