Finance & Credit

Trade finance, credit, and cargo insurance are among those topics included in this category.


Individuals May Be Held Personally Liable for Entry Violations

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) reversed its position, now agreeing with the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT), that individuals could be held personally liable for attempting to introduce or enter goods through fraudulent or negligent documents or other information.
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NRF, University of Phoenix Announce 20 Recipients of Full-Tuition Dream BIG Scholarships

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Retail employees earn scholarships to advance their careers through education.
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Annual GDP Growth 4.2 Percent Says IHS

Slower inventory growth and solid profits suggest above-average economic growth.
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Real GDP growth was revised upwards in IHS forecast.
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Eyeing Rate Complexity

Rate accuracy is a challenge in multimodal extended supply chains.
By Perry A. Trunick
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There are plenty of drivers for freight costs, and expanding the view into other modes only amplifies the impact.

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Logistics Growth Despite Challenges

The economy and freight markets go hand in hand, and the direction is generally positive
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The 25th Annual State of Logistics report has been released, and if it doesn’t contain outright contradictions, it does raise some questions. The report is authored by Rosalyn Wilson with the sponsorship of Penske Logistics and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).

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Massport Approves FY2015 Total Budget of $623M

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Budget funds Community Programs, HOV including Logan Express Framingham parking structure, and safety and security at Massport facilities.
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SC Ports Announce Eight Percent Fiscal Year Growth

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SC Ports Authority reported a strong finish for the 2014 fiscal year with 8 percent container growth, an increase of 2 percent over projected plans.
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Port of Seattle Commission Introduces Wage, Compensation and More

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The Port of Seattle Commission introduced two components of the agency's Quality Jobs Initiative.
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As Negotiating Deadline Looms for West Coast Ports, Economic Trouble on Horizon

A new study shows a shutdown could cost $2.5 billion a day.
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As negotiations continue for a new contract agreement covering 13,600 dockworkers at 30 ports stretching from San Diego, Calif., to Bellingham, Wash., a new study shows the U.S. economy could lose as much as $2.5 billion a day if a prolonged West Coast port shutdown occurs.
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South Carolina Ports Adopts FY2015 Financial Plan

The SC Ports Authority's positive credit rating is affirmed.
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Building upon the record-setting May volumes announced, the SC Ports Authority (SCPA) Board of Directors approved a 2015 fiscal year plan that includes across-the-board increases in cargo volumes, operating revenues and capital investments.
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KC SmartPort Momentum

Kansas City SmartPort Momentum 2013 focused on 3PLs, the issues facing the industry, and the role or logistics in economic development


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.


Speaker info: Diane Palmquist, VP Manufacturing Industry Solutions


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