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World Trade 100 reports on sustainability developments in the global supply chain industry.


First U.S. Partnership to Bring CNG to Customers in Advance of Pipeline Extension

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For the first time in the nation, a local natural gas distribution company (LDC) and a “virtual pipeline” provider have partnered to provide CNG to new customers -- in advance of a pipeline extension.
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Sea-Tac Airport First in North America Certified to Reduce Carbon Emissions

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The Port of Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport are celebrating a number one ranking for reducing its carbon footprint.
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Panalpina Establishes Energy Solutions to Serve World's Biggest Logistics Demands

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Panalpina has merged its Panprojects and Oil & Gas activities to create Panalpina Energy Solutions, a specialized service that designs tailor-made transport solutions for the world’s most ambitious energy projects. Panalpina veteran Hans Toggweiler heads the new entity.
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Anheuser-Busch Converts Houston Trucking Fleet to CNG Vehicles from Ryder

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New 66-tractor, heavy-haul fleet will deliver reduced environmental impact and company savings.
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How Green Airports are Realizing Energy Savings in 2014

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This report includes case studies of 47+ airport energy efficiency programs with full contact information including address, phone and email.
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USDA to Help Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels Turn Waste Into Renewable Jet Fuel

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA has closed on a loan guarantee to Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels, LLC to build a biorefinery to produce jet fuel from municipal solid waste.
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Energy Department Awards $17 Million to Advance Efficient, Environmentally-Friendly Highway Transportation Technologies

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The funding will go toward projects that pursue breakthrough approaches to providing Americans with greater freedom of mobility and energy security, while lowering costs and reducing impacts on the environment.
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Drive Clean Chicago Saves Companies $75k per Orange EV Terminal Truck

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The cost of an Orange EV truck is reduced up to $75,000 under Chicago’s EV incentive program.
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Energy Department Invests More Than $55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicle Technologies

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As part of the efforts to reduce dependence on foreign oil and transition to a clean energy economy, the Energy Department announced more than $55 million for 31 new projects to accelerate research and development of critical vehicle technologies that will improve fuel efficiency and reduce costs.
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TCEQ Announces Workshops for Drayage Truck Incentive Program

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has announced $3.1 million in grant funding will soon be available for the Drayage Truck Incentive Program (DTIP).
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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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