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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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CBP To Render Continuous Bonds Insufficient for Returned Mail

CBP’s Bond Team will be coordinating this process on Tuesdays.
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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

By Perry A. Trunick
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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