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ARTICLES

Shippers Prepare for Approaching ILWU Negotiations

Shippers should begin considering the impact of West Coast port disruptions to their supply chain.
April 23, 2014
The Pacific Maritime Association and their International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union (ILWU) employees begin contract negotiations on May 12, 2014.
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Port of Seattle Launches Program to Cleanse Stormwater

The pilot program will test natural ways to cleanse stormwater that reaches Pudget Sound.
April 21, 2014
The Port of Seattle kicks off a pilot project to reduce the amount of polluted runoff reaching Puget Sound.
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Retailers Urge Expedited Contract Negotiations at West Coast Ports

NRF members already making contingency plans in preparation for holidays.
April 14, 2014
The National Retail Federation urged maritime management and the union representing dockworkers along the U.S. West Coast ports to expedite pending contract negotiations and reach agreement on a new deal well in advance of the expiration of the current contract this summer.
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ILO Implements New Measures to Protect Seafarers

The new measures are also aimed at improving the world’s shipping industry.
April 11, 2014
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.
April 10, 2014
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.
April 10, 2014
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.
April 4, 2014
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.
April 1, 2014
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.
April 1, 2014
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.
April 1, 2014
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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EVENTS

IANA Intermodal Expo

9/21/14
Long Beach, California
Long Beach, CA
United States
Contact: Anna Denecke

Intermodal EXPO is the largest transportation event focused solely on intermodal. It is where the industry’s products and services are showcased and the industry’s issues and challenges are examined. The entire intermodal community is represented — from industry suppliers to transportation service providers to beneficial cargo owners and everyone in between!

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

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