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Good Environmental News Coming Out of the Port of Gothenburg: Environmental premiums act as incentives to reduce emissions

The Port of Gothenburg will rework its port charge with effect from January 1, 2015. The aim is to contribute to a better environment by rewarding vessels that demonstrate a high level of environmental performance and which use LNG as a marine fuel. The reward system is based on two environmental indexes: Environmental Ship Index […]

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Maglev trains, driverless trucks, delivery drones –supply chain dreaming or reality

The development of new transport technology could undermine traditional forms of freight transport, according to speakers at last week’s eft 3PL summit in Amsterdam. The rise of 3D printing has led some observers to question whether a rise in additive manufacturing could lead to: the demise of global supply chains that have formed such a […]

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Fuel prices have dropped, but the airlines are slow to respond.

Shippers are calling on forwarders to negotiate with airlines over fuel surcharges (FSCs). Concerned that a 25% drop in oil prices since July has not translated into a similar fall in FSCs, air cargo shippers are urging forwarders to help change the pricing mechanism. “All airlines say that the fuel surcharge is related to oil […]

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Canadian Railroads Look to Manage Congestion by Limiting Farmers’ Railcar Orders

Move Is To Prevent Months-long Grain Bottleneck That Plagued North America Last Winter Canadian railroads have reduced the number of railcar orders farmers will be able to place this crop season in a bid to manage rail congestion and prevent the kind of months-long grain bottleneck that plagued North America last winter. The move by […]

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The United States military logistics response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa

Health care operations are being established as part of US Operation United Assistance. The level of logistics efforts is enormous as we strive to provided health care workers the systems they need to safely execute. According to the Pentagon, “The U.S. Africa Command, through U.S. Army Africa, provides coordination of logistics, training, and engineering support […]

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As the clock clicks closer to the holidays, strong volumes are expected despite congestion problems at Los Angeles County ports

Retailers are expecting a robust holiday season and don’t want to be caught short on inventory. So the volumes are not the issue. Stifel Nicolaus analyst David Ross observed in a research note that with holiday season approaching, concerns continue to mount over U.S. transportation network congestion “While the dockworker labor dispute [between the Pacific […]

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Future Logistics in America- Growth Brings Challenges

The need for better transportation and delivery in the United States is increasing rapidly. The growing population, and increased interest in on line shopping has put a strain on current infrastructure. The average American requires movement of 57 tons of cargo per year. These needs will undoubtedly expand in the future, requiring radical infrastructure changes. […]

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Logistics across the Mexican border is a dicey game at best. The game will change January 1, 2015.

It all starts with inefficient customs clearance monopoly that has cost US Shippers some $2 billion annually. Relief in sight . . . maybe. Part of our NAFTA agreement is hopefully changing. There were hidden tariffs in the agreement that were exclusively generated through the control of commercial border crossings by licensed Mexican Customs Brokers. […]

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Update on Egypt grain storage hub

Egypt has given approval for construction of a ‘global logistics hub’ for grain storage in the country in an effort to reduce its annual food import bill. Presently spending E£32bn ($4.5bn) annually for its food imports, as reported by Reuters, construction of the global logistics hub comes as part of a governmental effort to increase […]

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FDA Food Facility Registration Due Before December 31, 2014

The Bioterrorism Act and Food Safety Modernization Act requires all domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food for human or animal consumption in the U.S. to register with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The requirement includes food, food ingredients, and dietary supplements. Registrations must be renewed every other year […]

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