U.S. Biofuels’ Share of the Aviation, Marine Fuel Market to Surpass 6 Percent by 2024

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Biorefinery construction in the U.S. will represent two-thirds of the global market over the next 10 years, report concludes.
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Maersk Line Announces Cooperation on East-West Trades with MSC

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Maersk Line has announced a 10 year Vessel Sharing Agreement (VSA) with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) on the Asia-Europe, Transatlantic and Transpacific trades.
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The Company, Maersk Oil's Impairment of Brazilian Oil Assets

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The fully owned subsidiary of A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S (the Company), Maersk Olie og Gas A/S (Maersk Oil), completed the acquisition of stakes in three Brazilian blocks from SK Energy for USD $2.4 billion in July 2011.
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World Ports Climate Initiative Launches Website About LNG as Shipping Fuel

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The World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI) launched a website focused on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a shipping fuel and introduced industry bunker checklists for LNG operations in ports.
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The ship was specifically designed for the Strait of the Bosphorus, has an unequaled capacity in reefer plugs for a ship of this size and is equipped with the latest environmental technologies.
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Ocean Carriers Effected Peak Season Surcharge; Tropical Storm Arthur May Cause East Coast Shipping Delays

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Effective July 1, 2014, transpacific carriers have implemented a peak season surcharge (PSS) for shipments originating in the Far East and Indian subcontinent destined for the U.S. and Canada.
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West Coast Port Operations Continue; CBP Provides Guidance in Event of Strike

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The contract covering the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which is the union representing U.S. West Coast port workers, expired July 1, and will not be extended.
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Port of Seattle Improves on Quality Jobs Initiative with Better Wages, More

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Commission approves minimum wage, compensation, and benefits policy for aeronautical workers.
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Port of Seattle Commission Introduces Wage, Compensation and More

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The Port of Seattle Commission introduced two components of the agency's Quality Jobs Initiative.
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As Negotiating Deadline Looms for West Coast Ports, Economic Trouble on Horizon

A new study shows a shutdown could cost $2.5 billion a day.
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As negotiations continue for a new contract agreement covering 13,600 dockworkers at 30 ports stretching from San Diego, Calif., to Bellingham, Wash., a new study shows the U.S. economy could lose as much as $2.5 billion a day if a prolonged West Coast port shutdown occurs.
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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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