WRRD Act Signed, Savannah Harbor Expansion Construction Begins

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.
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

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.

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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Trade Looks Beyond Climate Change

The Northern Sea Route and climate change are having their effects on trade lanes

When the Yong Sheng set sail from Dalian, a port city in northeastern China in the summer of 2013, the Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship, part of the Cosco Group’s fleet, was seen by many as the herald of a new era in international trade.

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BTS Releases March North American Freight Numbers

U.S.-NAFTA trade totaled $101.5 billion in March 2014, the second highest amount on record.
The March 2014 trade total, a 6.2 percent increase from March 2013, was exceeded only by trade value in October 2013.
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South Carolina Ports Posts Busiest Month Since 2008

86,505 pier containers were handled during April.
April pier container volumes set a 6-year record, marking the busiest month at the Port of Charleston since May 2008.
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Rio de Janeiro Experiences Triple Digit Cargo Theft Increase

FreightWatch recommends extreme vigilance for logistics operations in the area.
The city of Rio de Janeiro experienced a 142 percent increase in recorded cargo theft incidents in the first quarter of 2014.
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Water Resources Reform and Development Act Passed 412-4

This bill includes language that allows transition into construction for the Charleston Harbor deepening project and the possibility to secure channel maintenance funding for the Port of Georgetown.
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Port of Seattle, Eagle Marine Make Terminal 5 Big Ship Ready

Maintaining efficient cargo throughout is essential for moving goods in and out of the port.
The Port of Seattle and Eagle Marine Services (EMS), operator of Terminal 5, announced a proposal to relocate its cargo and breakbulk activities to another terminal so that the port can modernize Terminal 5 to handle the bigger ships that are changing international shipping.
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Five Wearable Manufacturing Technologies of the Future

Video applications, Employee Monitoring, Field service, Plant monitoring, Improving employee safety.

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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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