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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.
March 27, 2014
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.
March 27, 2014
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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CBP To Render Continuous Bonds Insufficient for Returned Mail

CBP’s Bond Team will be coordinating this process on Tuesdays.
March 25, 2014
Effective April 8, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will resume rendering continuous bonds insufficient if mail is returned from a bond principal.
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Panama Canal’s New Paradigm

March 24, 2014

Deputy Administrator Manuel Benítez describes a major shift in the Panama Canal Administration’s strategic thinking.


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Port of San Diego Hosts Maritime Economic Development Workshop

The Port of San Diego's waterfront business activity puts more than 57,000 people to work through direct, indirect and induced jobs; equaling $7.48 billion in annual economic impact.
March 21, 2014
The American Association of Port Authorities 2014 Maritime Economic Development Workshop drew nearly 80 economic development professionals from the port community and three of AAPA's four geographic delegations.
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Value of U.S.-NAFTA Freight on Surface Modes Rose in 2013

According to BTS, U.S.-NAFTA surface transportation modes of truck, rail and pipeline rose in 2013 from 2012, while air and vessel decreased.
March 20, 2014
Three of the five transportation modes – the surface transportation modes of truck, rail and pipeline – carried more U.S. trade with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico by value in 2013 than in 2012 while the value of freight transported by air and vessel decreased.
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Yusen Logistics Named OCM Partner of the Year by Walmart Mexico

This is the second time in the last three years that Yusen Logistics has received this honor.
March 13, 2014
Yusen Logistics has been recognized as the 2013 Ocean Consolidation Management (OCM) Partner of the Year by Walmart Mexico y CentroAmerica.
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APL Limited Recognized with Export Carrier of the Year Award

Rayonier recognizes APL Limited for superior performance as an exemplary global container shipping company.
March 13, 2014
Rayonier Performance Fibers, LLC was presented its Export Carrier of the Year Award to APL Limited at the international ocean carrier's Denver Customer Service Center in Colorado.
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Freight Shipments Fell 2.8 Percent in January from December

Freight shipments have declined for the second consecutive month.
March 12, 2014
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 2.8 percent in January from December, declining for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ Freight Transportation Services Index.
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New E-Shipping Software for Freight Forwarders

Independent freight forwarders on Worldwide Information Network Platform (WIN) gain quality data from INTTRA's multi-carrier e-commerce network.
March 11, 2014
INTTRA expanded an alliance with Worldwide Information Network (WIN) to drive the development of new e-shipping solutions for WIN's growing network of freight forwarders.
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