Commerce submits results of aluminum import investigation to Trump

   The U.S. Commerce Department has completed its investigation into the effect of wrought and unwrought aluminum imports on U.S. national security, and on Friday submitted the results to President Donald Trump for review, giving him 90 days to take action based on the findings.    The results of the investigation, conducted under Section 232 […]

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Survey: Shipping volumes expected to rise in 2018, rate increases a concern

   Nearly 76 percent of shippers surveyed expect their shipment volumes to increase in 2018, according to the results of a newly released industry study in which over 1,600 companies involved in the supply chain were surveyed by Tennessee-based freight transportation and supply chain management firm Averitt Express.    Meanwhile, about 33 percent of respondents […]

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Moving the needle: How logistics can help shift focus to patient-centred healthcare

Delivered by DHL Most life sciences and healthcare organiations are seeking ways to increase patient centricity. Logistics can make a noticeable difference, helping to move the needle from boardroom theory to business action. In a previous blog, I made the case for logistics as an enabler in life sciences. Now I would like to add the […]

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UK’s Rasmala purchases two German logistics facilities for $185m

LBR Staff Writer Published 22 January 2018 UK-based investment firm Rasmala has purchased two German logistics facilities for $185m (€154m). The company has completed the deal through its asset management subsidiary Rasmala Investment Bank. Rasmala has acquired new Amazon logistics centre for $145m (€121m). The facility features 88,000m² of warehouse space. The firm has purchased […]

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Air Freight: Getting the Upper Hand on Sea Freight?

In 2016 and up until mid-last year the ocean going vessels were having that sinking experience as many shippers jumped ship and opted more and more for air freight. The problem was compounded by port strikes, even longer transit times and the Hanjin bankruptcy which shocked the industry. One percent ocean freight corresponds +30 percent […]

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Cargojet adds new South America and Europe freighter operation

Cargojet will begin running its own freighter services between Canada and South America and a second frequency to Europe. Beginning early February, the Canadian operator said that on Fridays and Sundays it will offer a service from Hamilton to Bogota and Lima, via Atlanta. Meanwhile, on Saturdays it will operate a service from Hamilton […]

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PANYNJ takes steps to improve operational issues at JFK Airport

   The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) is enacting a series of interim measures at John F. Kennedy International Airport following the chaos caused at the airport during and after an early January winter storm, PANYNJ Executive Director Rick Cotton revealed Thursday.    The interim measures, developed from working groups with […]

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Port of Antwerp scores 5th record year in a row – LOGISTIK express News

19. Januar 2018 08:19 Beitrag bequem vorlesen lassen: 🔊 Read English text The port of Antwerp has achieved a record freight volume for the fifth straight year in a row. In 2017 the port handled 223.6 million tonnes of freight, an increase of 4.4% compared with the previous year. The container volume rose in 2017 […]

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Drone Delivery Canada to begin trial of Raven X1400 cargo delivery drone

LBR Staff Writer Published 19 January 2018 Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) is set to begin trial of Raven X1400 cargo delivery drone in the first quarter of this year. Designed to fly up to 60km, Raven X1400 delivery drone can offer pay load capacities of up to 25lbs. Raven X1400 delivery drone has been developed […]

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Deutsche Post DHL Group | Jan 18, 2018: DHL launches Global Trade Barometer, a new and unique leading indicator for world trade

DHL has introduced a new and unique early indicator for the current state and future development of global trade. The DHL Global Trade Barometer is based on large amounts of logistics data that are evaluated with the help of artificial intelligence. Since global trade fuels the world economy, the DHL Global Trade Barometer not only […]

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Port of Charleston sets TEU records in 2017 – DC Velocity

Transportation January 18, 2018 Savannah tapped as entry port for Chilean blueberries. By DC Velocity Staff The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), which owns and operates the Port of Charleston and inland ports in Greer, Georgetown, and Dillon, S.C., said yesterday that the port set an all-time record in 2017 by handling 2.2 million twenty-foot […]

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Sen. Tim Scott blocks all trade nominees until further notice

   Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., is blocking advancement of all trade nominees until U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer more substantively engages with him about trade issues affecting his constituency, Scott said Wednesday at the conclusion of a Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing for nominees to work in Lighthizer’s agency.    While Scott didn’t specify what […]

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Commerce finalizes duties on polyester fiber imports from China, India

   The U.S. Commerce Department has finalized countervailing duty rates that it will assess on imports of fine denier polyester staple fiber from China and India.    The department’s investigations found that exporters from China and India received countervailable subsidies of 41.73 to 47.55 percent and 9.5 to 25.28 percent, respectively. These subsidies are given […]

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Cincinnati airport joins the ton millionaire cargo club

Cincinnati airport (CVG), Amazon’s designated key US airfreight hub, broke the 1m cargo tons barrier in 2017, a 27% increase over full year 2016 and nearly four times the North American average of 7% growth. CVG, which has freighter operator DHL as a major customer, also set a new record for cargo traffic in December […]

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Executive Moves: Seabury Maritime, Hactl and Truckstop.com

Source: Pressmaster/Shutterstock Seabury Maritime PFRA appointed managing director, advisory; Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. selected next chief executive; and Truckstop.com named vice president of small and medium business sales.    Seabury Maritime PFRA (SMPFRA), a division of Seabury Capital LLC, appointed Patrick Bird to serve as managing director, advisory. Bird will be based in […]

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