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Accellos Announces Integration Between Prophesy Dispatch, MacroPoint

Duo provides dynamic location tracking for brokered loads within TMS.
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Accellos announced new integration between their Prophesy Dispatch TMS product and MacroPoint, a service which provides location tracking for brokered loads.
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Steamship Lines Announce May GRIs

These GRIs are expected to go into effect on May 1, 2014.
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Ocean carriers have announced new general rate increases (GRIs) for eastbound cargo from Far East and Indian sub-continent origins to the U.S. and Canada.
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Menlo Launches Freight Brokerage Service in Europe

The majority of the volume has been intra-Europe in extent but Asian and North American destined cargo has also been handled.
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Menlo Freight Brokerage has undergone a year of preparation and trial operation and is now being launched across Europe.
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Mandatory Canadian Advanced Manifest Program Update

The announcement refers to the Canadian advanced manifest targeting program on shipments coming into the country.
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eManifest is one of the Canada Border Services Agency's (CBSA) largest undertakings to strengthen Canada's security and at the same time improve commercial processes.
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Report: Spot Rates Fall After Chinese New Year

Supply and demand are driving rates again.
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The uplifting effect on spot freight rates from the pre-Chinese New Year cargo rush was short-lived, as pricing on the key East-West trades slunk backward in February.
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Ohio Lawmakers Urge Army Corps to Pursue All Options For Proper Lake Erie Maintenance

Ohio Congressional Delegation secured $95 million for Great Lakes navigation projects in appropriations bill.
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Reps. David Joyce (OH-14), Bob Gibbs (OH-7), and Marcy Kaptur (OH-9), along with U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH), urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to pursue all options necessary to ensure Lake Erie is appropriately dredged and maintained as soon as possible.
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CaroTrans Launches Direct Le Havre to Houston LCL Export Service

Strategic European hub location offers fastest transits from France to U.S. Gulf.
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CaroTrans, a global NVOCC and ocean freight consolidator, announces a new, weekly LCL export service from Le Havre, France to Houston which will commence April 5.
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American Worldwide Agencies Opens Houston Office, Hires Seasoned Branch Manager

AWA is expanding as its customers seek handling and managing for end-to-end project and breakbulk cargo moves.
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American Worldwide Agencies (AWA) is adding to its global network of freight forwarders and agents with a new office in Houston.
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Weather Impacted January 2014 U.S.-Canada Freight Flows

Trade using truck, the largest mode, declined 4.9 percent while rail dropped 9.9 percent.
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Severe weather in January 2014 impacted freight transportation, contributing to a decline in U.S.-Canada trade for the month.
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SeaLand Announces Newly Re-Established Leadership Team

Industry veterans positioned to shape company chosen to focus on local customer-oriented sales and service.
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SeaLand, the newly founded intra-Americas regional carrier of the Maersk Group, announced the appointment of its executive team which will fulfil the company’s mission of delivering greater service stability and commitment, as well as a higher level of customer-focused service tailored to the customer’s needs.
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