Supply Chain News

World Trade 100 provides industry news, breaking news, business news and other developments from the global supply chain industry.

ARTICLES

Old Dominion Announces General Rate Increase

A GRI increase of 4.3 percent goes into effect May 1, 2014.
April 17, 2014
Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., announced from the carrier’s Thomasville, N.C. headquarters the organization will be increasing its base rates 4.3 percent effective May 1, 2014.
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Menlo, ArjoHuntleigh Partnership Brings Results

Menlo Logistics this month marked its 7th year as ArjoHuntleigh's global logistics and distribution partner.
April 17, 2014
Menlo and ArjoHuntleigh share a mutual drive to improve supply chain processes as the parameters of change in market forces and the economic environment constantly fluctuate.
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XRS Announces Trip Management Software for Private Fleets

Route import, creation, monitoring and planned vs. actual reporting give fleets insight into critical customer service metrics.
April 17, 2014
XRS Corporation adds mobile fleet optimization software aimed at bringing insight into customer’s routes, allowing for better on-time delivery metrics, enhanced driver productivity and real-time information into daily operations.
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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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No Export Charges on Canadian Softwood Lumber

Ontario and Quebec softwood lumber exporters will no longer be assessed export charges of 0.1 percent and 2.6 percent respectively.
April 14, 2014
Canada has won a dispute over the termination date of export charges applied to softwood lumber to the U.S.
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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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Averitt Earns LTL Gold Award From Dick’s Sporting Goods

Averitt was recognized with the honor during the 2nd Annual Dick's Sporting Goods Logistics Conference in Pittsburgh.
April 11, 2014
In three years, Averitt Express has gone from being a new carrier for Dick's Sporting Goods to earning the national retailer's 2013 Gold Award in the less-than-truckload (LTL) category.
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ProTrans Relocates to New Location In Texas

Effective May 27th, 2014, ProTrans Laredo is moving to a new facility located at 110 Consolidation Point, Laredo, Texas 78045.
April 11, 2014
The new ProTrans’ Laredo Facility offers nearly 222,000 square feet of warehouse space with more than 10,000 square feet of office space and 100 dock doors.
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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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The NAFTANext Summit

4/22/14
Palmer House Hotel
Chicago, IL
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NAFTANEXT will gather industry and government leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities created by increased trade and our freight mobility, energy and sustainability future as a trading continent. This summit will break down the silos and explore how transportation, energy and environmental infrastructure will work together in North America.

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