Ocean Cargo Bound for Canada: HMF Avoided, New Fee at Port Metro Vancouver

Harbor maintenance fee avoided for U.S. bound ocean cargo en route via Canada.
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A tax on ocean bound cargo entering the U.S. through Canadian and Mexican ports of entry has been avoided.
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South Carolina Ports Adopts FY2015 Financial Plan

The SC Ports Authority's positive credit rating is affirmed.
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Building upon the record-setting May volumes announced, the SC Ports Authority (SCPA) Board of Directors approved a 2015 fiscal year plan that includes across-the-board increases in cargo volumes, operating revenues and capital investments.
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P3 Network Struck Down by Chinese Ministry of Commerce

The P3 Network will not be implemented following decision by the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) in China.
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Department of the Navy Names Superior Suppliers for 2014

From Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition.
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Today, the Department of the Navy named its 2014 superior suppliers, as part of the Department's Superior Supplier Incentive Program (SSIP).
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Mid-June PSS Postponed; Some Carriers Implement GRIs

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Amid a volatile shipping market and concerns of U.S. West Coast slowdowns, ocean carriers have postponed the peak season surcharge from the Far East and Indian sub-continent to the U.S. and Canada.
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Enterprise to Locate Major Ethane Export Terminal on Houston Ship Channel

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Enterprise Products Partners will build an ethane export facility on the Houston Ship Channel, signing a long-term agreement with the Port of Houston Authority for use of its facilities adjacent to Enterprise's existing terminal at Morgan's Point.
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WRRD Act Signed, Savannah Harbor Expansion Construction Begins

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With the president’s signing of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) is authorized to begin construction.
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Port Manatee Developing International Trade Hub

The intended goal is to boost global commerce at Port Manatee.
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Port Manatee is developing an international trade hub to assist companies from throughout the world in advancing production, distribution and other business activities, including innovative global supply chain solutions.
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West Coast Labor Negotiations; Proposed Ocean Carrier Rate Increases

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Shippers contend with a volatile shipping industry during uncertain West Coast labor negotiations.
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Shippers Seek Reliable Ports

Pacific Northwest ports give shippers options in both directions.
By Ken Krizner
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As ocean carriers continue slow steaming to help conserve fuel and contain costs, importers more than ever are looking for reliable, cost-effective service. Once at a port, they expect to have their cargo off-loaded from a vessel and headed for final destination efficiently and quickly, whether that destination is a warehouse facility or end market.

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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.


Speaker info: Diane Palmquist, VP Manufacturing Industry Solutions


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