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The Strength of the Tiger; the Power of a Dragon

November 1, 2012
India and China continue their rise as their domestic and world trade economies grow. That trend will continue.
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Chemical Industry Sees Opportunity in Intermodal

November 1, 2012
Domestic intermodal tanks are providing options for chemical shippers.
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US Region: Midwest Logistics Solutions Further Inland

November 1, 2012
The region surrounding the Great Lakes-Ohio River watershed has absorbed a number of gut-wrenching changes during the past several decades, ranging from the loss of manufacturing jobs to China and other overseas markets to a shift in the domestic center of economic gravity to other regions to the economic downturn of 2008-09.
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Middle East Growing Despite Volatility

As both an end market and a trade hub, the Middle East continues to position for growth.
November 2, 2012
In an exclusive interview, Ram Menen, senior divisional vice president of cargo for Eimrates Airline, describes the positive outlook for the Middle East.
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Picking Up the Pace On Warehouse Automation

November 1, 2012
Technology changes faster than warehouse processes; but need is driving automation solutions.
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Air Cargo Will Continue to Rise

November 1, 2012
Boeing’s biennial World Air Cargo Forecast suggests a 1 to 1.5 percent drop in volumes for 2012 but long-term growth of 5.2 percent per year.
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Collaboration – It’s Now Closer Than Ever

November 1, 2012
The buzz about collaboration is turning into business practice and driving supply chain results.
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Marriages of Convenience

November 6, 2012
Supply chain leaders need to learn to manage long-lasting, meaningful partnerships if they are to succeed – the days of a whirlwind eloped wedding are over.
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Trade, Commerce and International Supply Chain Collaboration

November 6, 2012
I would like expand on thoughts that occurred to me recently when the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the International Air Cargo Association held meetings together in Atlanta, and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations decided to co-locate their annual meeting with that of the Transportation Intermediaries Association.
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Extreme Logistics

Dragon’s Breadth

November 6, 2012
For the second time this year, a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is at the ISS – but this time with ice cream.
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Trade Slows Around World

October 2, 2012
Declining growth in exports dims prospects for U.S. economy while Europe cuts imports.
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What Keeps a 3PL Up at Night?

October 10, 2012
Prior to the announcement he would retire as CEO of CEVA Logistics, John Pattullo told WT100 what keeps him up at night.
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3PLs/4PLs

Survey Finds 3PLs Weathered a Tough Year

October 3, 2012
Meeting financial targets, North American 3PLs look to industries with higher growth potential, Penske-sponsored survey reports.
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C.H. Robinson to Acquire Logistics Rival

September 25, 2012
C.H. Robinson Worldwide intends to buy smaller rival Phoenix International for $635 million in cash and stocks to expand its international freight forwarding business.
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3PLs/4PLs

Damco acquires Pacific Network Global Logistics

October 10, 2012
Damco has signed an agreement to acquire Pacific Network Global Logistics (PacNet). Damco and PacNet will join forces to create a freight forwarding business with a stronger global network and better local service capability in Asia Pacific and Greater China.
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Menlo is Tracking Supply Chain Sustainability

October 3, 2012
New carbon management program, CarbonNet, combines custom-built software to capture, calculate and manage greenhouse gas emissions, with lean processes and tools to uncover waste, design and implement reduction solutions.
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Ground

Tampa Gateway Rail Project on Schedule

September 26, 2012
According to a statement, two Port of Tampa connectivity projects are proceeding on schedule. The Gateway Rail Project will be completed this fall while another projects should be completed in late 2013.
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Freight Industry Leaders Honored for SC Efficiency

October 12, 2012
The EPA honors 40 companies for achievements in moving freight more efficiently while reducing carbon dioxide and other harmful emissions.
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Ryder’s Releases its 2011 Sustainability Report

“Making Commerce Flow More Efficiently and Sustainably, for Everyone”
October 25, 2012
The 2011 report outlines Ryder’s sustainability strategy, which focuses on increasing efficiency and keeping goods and materials flowing so that "the economy can grow and thrive."
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The GSA Forum SC Case Study

September 24, 2012
Tensoft collaborates on a the article which details a successful supply chain integration from a participants' perspective.
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The DOD's Struggle for Cybersecurity in the Global Supply Chain

October 1, 2012
While the official Department of Defense policy regarding cyber-security is one of vigilance and commitment, rumors fly of a "strict" impending White House Executive Order.
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I.D. Systems' New Analytics for Industrial Vehicle Fleets

September 18, 2012
I.D. Systems has launched "I.D. Systems Analytics," a new supply chain performance and benchmarking tool for enterprises with fleets of material handling equipment.
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