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Study: 86 Percent of Retailers Expect 2014 Online Holiday Sales to Increase

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ChannelAdvisor reveals the holiday results of its multichannel e-commerce study.
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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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Thirteen Percent Increase in SC Ports Authority Container Volume

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Early fiscal year volumes up year-over-year, ahead of plan.
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Port Congestion, Equipment Shortages Plague Transpacific Shippers

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Global congestion is a recurring theme.
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FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates for Express, Ground and Freight Services

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FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight will increase shipping rates effective January 5, 2015.
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Panama Canal Expansion to Allow Transit of Larger Ships with Greater Volumes

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Ships carrying crude oil and petroleum products are limited by size restrictions imposed by several of the main thoroughfares of maritime navigation.
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August Freight Spot Market Continues Record-Setting Volume

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Spot market freight volume continued to achieve record-setting levels in August, increasing 32 percent compared to the same month in 2013.
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Bigcommerce Predicts Record Ecommerce Growth to Reach $2 Trillion in 2015

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As online transactions hit 20-year milestone, Bigcommerce predicts Worldwide B2C ecommerce revenues will reach $2 trillion in 2015.
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Free-Flow Program to Speed Cargo Through Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach

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PierPass Inc. launched the Free-Flow Program, testing a new cargo-handling process expected to significantly reduce the time it takes participating trucks to pick up containers at marine terminals.
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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces 72 TIGER 2014 Recipients

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Demand demonstrates need for greater transportation investment through GROW AMERICA Act.
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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


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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