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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Problem Solvers Caucus report takes deep dive to address U.S. infrastructure concerns

A report recently issued by the Problem Solvers Caucus platform, a bipartisan group in Congress comprised of around 40 members focused on working towards bi-partisan cooperation on key issues, focuses on bipartisan policy solutions with an eye on augmenting United States’ infrastructure. Entitled, “Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure,” the report comes at a time when the current status […]

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Maersk and IBM roll out blockchain-based joint venture with a global trade focus

With a focus on providing more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade through the usage of blockchain technology, ocean cargo giant A.P. Moller-Maersk and technology powerhouse IBM announced plans this week for a joint venture (JV). IBM and Maersk said that the objective of this JV is to provide a jointly developed global […]

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NextGen Supply Chain: We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue?

As vehicle manufacturers and investment firms continue to pour money into new vehicle technology that supports green initiatives, the transition to electric vehicles across all areas of transportation continues its rapid expansion. This push, combined with advancements in vehicle automation capabilities, proves once again that change is imminent and should no longer exist as an […]

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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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BP picks Hoyer for aviation fuel contract – Logistics Manager

BP has chosen Hoyer to handle transport and logistics services for aviation fuel in the UK. As part of the contract Hoyer will take on responsibility for stock progression, scheduling, despatch and physical delivery of all aviation fuel in the UK. Allan Davison, operations director of Hoyer Petrolog, said: “The contract award builds on the […]

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RFG backs northern transport plan – Logistics Manager

[og_img] The Rail Freight Group has welcomed Transport for the North’s draft Strategic Transport Plan. Executive director Maggie Simpson said: “Transport for the North have recognised that businesses in the north of England want to use more rail for transporting their goods, between ports and consumers and into rail linked warehouses, quarries and production facilities. […]

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Air Partner sees strong second half results for freight in broker division

UK-based aviation services group Air Partner has reported a “good second half” financial year for its broking division, including “strong results in the US and in freight”. In a trading statement ahead of the end of its current financial year on January 31, the company said: “Air Partner is pleased to report that it has […]

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Commerce finds subsidized steel flange imports from China, India

   The U.S. Commerce Department has preliminarily determined that certain U.S. imports of steel flanges receive unfair countervailable subsidies from the Chinese and Indian governments.    According to the department, steel flange exporters in China receive government subsidies of 174.73 percent, while in India these exporters receive government subsidies ranging from 5 percent to 239.61 […]

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Commerce investigates dumped Chinese ribbon imports

   The U.S. Commerce Department has started antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of decorative ribbon imports from China.    Dumping occurs when a foreign company sells its products in the United States at less than fair value, while countervailable subsidies are given by foreign governments to companies based on their export performance or use of […]

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Ceva Logistics expands warehousing contract with Colgate-Palmolive

LBR Staff Writer Published 18 January 2018 Supply chain management firm Ceva Logistics has expanded its warehousing contract with consumer products firm Colgate-Palmolive in Malaysia. Under the new three -year deal, Ceva will manage over 140,000ft² of warehousing space with around 14,000 pallet positions to offer distribution and cross border transportation services to customers in […]

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