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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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CBP Proposes Significant Changes to Data Elements on Importer ID Form

In the October 9, 2014 Federal Register, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice to amend its Importer ID Input Record / Form 5106. CBP advises that by collecting additional information regarding importers and ultimate consignees in advance of an initial importation, it will be able to better perform its risk assessments. Current […]

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What’s ahead? Global Healthcare Logistics Market 2014-2018

The Global Healthcare Logistics market to grow at a CAGR of 10.8% over the period 2013-2018. Logistics is a part of the supply chain management and plays an essential in the progress of the healthcare industry. It is a process of planning, implementing, and controlling the operations of the supply chain activities to look upon […]

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The Future is Bright for Global Chemical Logistics

Research and Markets: Global Chemical Logistics Market 2014-2018 The chemical industry has a small number of prominent manufacturers in distant locations from one another. This ups the importance of logistics to the chemical industry so a continuous supply reaches these plants. There are three categories of chemical products that are transported to the different locations: […]

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New automotive logistics center in Shenyang

Together with a Chinese partner, DB Schenker is pushing ahead with the creation of a joint venture for logistics services in Shenyang, northeastern China. A 45,000-square-meter logistics center is planned, which will distribute spare parts and supply local car production. Pending government approval, construction will start in 2015. The project costs DBS more than 20 […]

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Egypt starts the transformation process for becoming the logistics center for grain handling and storage in the region.

Egypt is positioning itself as being a central player in food logistics for their region. According to their Prime Minister, Ibrahim Mehleb Damietta was identified as the first site where the logistics operations will begin. In a cabinet statement, Mehleb pointed out that the total area for the proposed project is 3.35m sq m, of which […]

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The Case for Floating Drones

The maritime industry is joining the discussion introducing drones in their business model. What about developing unmanned cargo ships? The system would be similar to that of unmanned aircraft where a pilot operates the drone from a location thousands of miles away. With the floating drone, the captain operates the vessel from a command center […]

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Good News for Global Air Cargo – Doubly Good.

Global air cargo traffic will double in the next 20 years, enjoying annual growth of 4.7 percent as international trade picks up after a long period of stagnation, predicted by US aerospace giant Boeing. The news was released in the biennial World Air Cargo Forecast at an industry expo in Seoul. Major airline operators were […]

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Is 3-D Printing Attacking Parts Sourcing? The Defense Industry Marches Closer to Using 3-D

3-D technology makes manufacturing more agile and wastes very little material. This makes it an attractive technology for defense and it is already being used aboard the USS Essex, a U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship. This on-board manufacturing tool is rapidly expanding in the Pentagon and defense industry. “The crew has printed everything from plastic […]

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Jingle Bells. . . what’s coming up on land logistics.

Projected increases in on-line sales may mean a 4-4.5% increase in sales this holiday, reports consulting firm Deloitte. “While online sales continue to climb, digital customer interactions through both virtual and physical store channels present greater sales opportunities than online or mobile commerce alone,” says Alison Paul, vice chairman of Deloitte. Now is the time […]

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