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New Tango Service Brings Additional Post-Panamax Vessels to Charleston

Expands Port of Charleston's capacity to serve North-South trade.
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Amazon Creating 80,000 Seasonal Jobs at New Fulfillment, Sortation Centers

Amazon.com announced it is creating 80,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. network of fulfillment and sortation centers this holiday season in order to meet an increase in customer demand.
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South Carolina Ports Authority Container Volume Up 13 Percent

SC Ports Authority announced 13 percent year-over-year increases in container volume through the first quarter of the 2015 fiscal year.
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Drewry All Earnings Shipping Index Slumps 25 Percent in September

The Drewry All Earnings Index, which covers the main bulk shipping markets, fell 25 percent in September to stand at 115 points.
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U.S. Public Transit Adopts Clean Diesel Technology Faster Than National Average

Advancements in new clean diesel technology that has resulted in a transit buses with near-zero emissions are being adopted by U.S. transit officials at a faster pace than other large vehicle sectors.
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Yusen Logistics Americas Offers Short Haul Intermodal Service

Yusen Logistics Inc., a global third-party logistics provider, is expanding its Short Haul Intermodal Service, available for moving commodities within the Eastern U.S. distribution network.
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Port of Brunswick Achieves Double-Digit Growth

The Georgia Ports Authority moves record Ro/Ro and grows all business sectors.
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German Car Manufacturers Take Fast Train to China

Improved capacity utilization of train connections and expansion of railway system between Duisburg and China.
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Energy Department Announces $13.4 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels, Bioproducts

The Energy Department announced up to $13.4 million for five projects to develop advanced biofuels and bioproducts that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from biomass
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NRF Letter to PMA, ILWU on Contract Negotiations, Port Congestion

The National Retail Federation sent a letter to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) urging the two parties to conclude their contract negotiations.
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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.

 

Speaker info: Diane Palmquist, VP Manufacturing Industry Solutions

                                         

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