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ILO Implements New Measures to Protect Seafarers

The new measures are also aimed at improving the world’s shipping industry.
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The international maritime community has adopted measures to protect abandoned seafarers, and to provide financial security for compensation in cases of death and long-term disability.
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Georgia Ports Sets All-Time Monthly Highs in Tonnage, Ro/Ro

Fiscal-year-to-date tonnage up by 15.5 percent; Ro/Ro up by 21 percent.
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The Georgia Ports Authority achieved its highest month on record in March, moving 2.61 million tons of cargo – a 15.5 percent increase over the same month a year ago.
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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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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.

 

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