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Memorandum of Understanding Signed Between Houston, Antwerp Ports Set

While the Port of Houston is the largest breakbulk port in the U.S., Antwerp operates the largest breakbulk terminal in Europe.
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Individuals May Be Held Personally Liable for Entry Violations

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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Port Congestion, Equipment Shortages Plague Transpacific Shippers

Global congestion is a recurring theme.
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Acteon Group Standardizes on Amber Road for Restricted Party Screening

Amber Road (NYSE: AMBR), a leading provider of global trade management solutions (GTM), announced that the Acteon Group, a leading global integrated subsea services provider, has chosen Amber Road to automate and standardize restricted party screening across all of its worldwide branded services.

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YRC Freight Albuquerque Professional Driving Team Sets Company Safety Record

Fifteen million mile accident- and injury-free streak began in January 2013.
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U.S. Liquid Fuels Production Growth More Than Offsets Unplanned Supply Disruptions

Record-setting liquid fuels production growth in the United States has more than offset the rise in unplanned global supply disruptions over the past few years, although differences in quality and location suggest that the substitution may not be exactly 1-for-1.
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Acteon Group Standardizes on Amber Road for Restricted Party Screening

Acteon Group has chosen Amber Road to automate and standardize restricted party screening across all of its worldwide branded services.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Reject Protests Claiming Duty Preferences

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) headquarters issued a directive that specifies a new procedure for making post import claims for duty free or reduced duty treatment
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John H. Williford, Ryder Global Supply Chain Solutions President, to Retire March 2015

At that time, the dedicated services business will report directly to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert E. Sanchez.
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Record Imports Expected As West Coast Port Talks Continue

Import volume at major U.S. container ports is expected to hit an all-time record in August as retailers concerned about the lack of a West Coast longshoremen's contract rush to bring holiday season merchandise into the country.
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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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