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Mobile app automates trucking shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Shyp to Provide Outsourced Fulfillment to Shopify Merchants

Shyp, a provider of parcel pickup, packaging, and shipping for small to medium businesses, announced a new integration with Shopify, a cloud-based multichannel commerce platform. The purpose of the arrangement is to make the fulfillment process easier than ever before. Merchants in San Francisco, New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles can now fully outsource their fulfillment workflow, with Shyp picking … Read More

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THE BEST FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FOR U.S. EXPORTERS

It’s a great time to be an exporter. The recent American Express Grow Global Survey found that 80 percent of U.S. businesses with $250,000 to $1 million in revenue, and who sell outside the U.S., report higher revenue than one year ago—and 26 percent of their revenue growth is, on average, linked to international sales…. Read More

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Last month the unthinkable happened for the nation’s climate and energy establishment: Donald Trump won the presidential election. The result appears dire. Scholars, activists, and journalists have been wringing their hands at an anticipated “horror show of policy reversals and seediness,” as my Brookings colleague David Victor put it over at Yale Environment 360. And… Read More

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American Express’ online platform lets businesses send, receive and manage their foreign currency wire payments.
Elaine Pofeldt 11:20 AM  12/6/2016

TOP 25 GLOBAL BANKS

It’s a great time to be an exporter. The recent American Express Grow Global Survey found that 80 percent of U.S. businesses with $250,000 to $1 million in revenue, and who sell outside the U.S., report higher revenue than one year ago—and 26 percent of their revenue growth is, on average, linked to international sales. But financing is critical to take advantage of export opportunities. To support exporters in identifying the best banks to help, we have named 25 that have … Read More

ON THEIR OWN POWER
Kusum and Mukund Kavia have grown Combustion Associates, Inc. with help from the seemingly unlimited resources and connections to be found in their adopted home.
Steve Lowery 10:34 AM  12/6/2016

SELF-POWERED EXPORTS

To understand what goes into making Combustion Associates Inc. the “poster child” for small companies that export in a big way, how they went from outsider to the object of affection for heads of state who lavish accolades, awards and contracts upon them, take a look at what comes out of the company’s Southern California headquarters. There in Corona, 50 miles east of Los Angeles, you’ll see all manner, shapes and sizes of power generators made to power everything from single … Read More

Global Logistics

Mobile app automates trucking shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Shyp, a provider of parcel pickup, packaging, and shipping for small to medium businesses, announced a new integration with Shopify, a cloud-based multichannel commerce platform. The purpose of the arrangement is to make the fulfillment process easier than ever before. Merchants in San Francisco, New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles can now fully outsource their fulfillment workflow, with Shyp picking … Read More

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Automation threatens employment in developing countries in industries that depend on shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Robots Threaten Two-Thirds of Developing Country Jobs

Peter Buxbaum 2:01 AM  11/29/2016

The increased use of robots threatens millions of jobs in developing countries, by undermining the advantage of low wages and facilitating the reshoring of industries back to industrialized countries, according to a new policy brief from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). However, the brief, “Robots and industrialization in developing countries,” finds that reshoring is happening slowly and … Read More

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SS Bluefields sunk during World War II while carrying shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Exploring Ocean Shipping Casualty of World War II

Peter Buxbaum 12:12 AM  8/30/2016

The United States had been in World War II for less than a year, but the fight was coming close to the nation’s shores. In July 1942, off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, the German U-boat U-576 sank the Nicaraguan-flagged freighter SS Bluefields. But it came at a steep price: the merchant ship convoy and its U.S. military escorts fought back, sinking … Read More

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A Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management can open up career opportunities with your current employer, as well as the chance to change focus within your logistics-oriented position.
Patrick Dooley 11:45 AM  12/6/2016

12 REASONS TO MASTER SUPPLY-CHAIN MANAGEMENT

What are the reasons to continue your education in supply-chain management? If you’re the chief executive, what reasons might you have to support employees interested in returning to school? Employees need to know how squeezing night and weekend classes into an already busy work/life schedule will be advantageous to the bottom line upon the completion of a degree in supply-chain management (SCM). We talked to executives, educators and recent graduates to learn these 12 reasons to master supply-chain management. KEY DIFFERENTIATOR Supply chain “is a … Read More

Program wiull educate managers of ports that handle shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
GT Staff 12:31 AM  10/20/2016

AAPA, Lamar University to Sign Port Management Education Agreement

On the heels of entering into a memorandum of understanding in June to provide mutually-beneficial educational and professional development opportunities to help students and port professionals, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and Lamar University will sign a program agreement on October 26 that reflects their shared commitment in preparing port industry professionals and leaders for future opportunities and challenges. The agreement will be signed on the final day of AAPA’s 105th Annual Convention and Expo, in New Orleans, October … Read More

Executive education program teaches state transportation officials how to keep shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade moving during disaster or atttack.
GT Staff 12:03 AM  9/11/2016

Transportation Agencies Prepare for Attack or Disaster

In the event of a terrorist attack or natural disaster, state transportation departments must maintain open transportation routes for critical response. To achieve this, personnel must receive effective emergency management training. A new report from the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI), Emergency Management Training for Transportation Personnel, documents and analyzes the benefits of an interactive approach to training for adults. This information is useful for all transportation agency training departments as they design and deliver federally-mandated courses. Principal investigator Frances Edwards and team … Read More

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