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Deepening of US harbors will allow ports to handle more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

U.S. Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act

The United Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, a measure which has important implications for U.S. ports and shippers. The bill would expedite funding for port dredging activities, updates the cost-sharing formula for channel deepening projects, and extend authorization to provide funds to Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund donors and energy transfer ports. The bill also includes revisions … Read More

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Main Street Encouraged by Boost in Median Household Income

The U.S. Census Bureau released its report, “Income and Poverty in the United States: 2015,” earlier this week showing the first increase in median household incomes since 2007, and a 1.2 percent decrease in the nation’s poverty rate. In the midst of slow recovery, this uptick in household incomes is music to the ears of… Read More

Maher Terminals Brought to FMC Over Hanjin Cargo

Shippers Allege Demurrage for Stuck Containers Illegal

Two members of the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) have filed complaints with the Federal Maritime Commission alleging they were illegally charged thousands of dollar by Maher Terminals, in the Port of New York and New Jersey, for containers stuck in the port which were unable to be loaded onto Hanjin… Read More

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Company President Jerry Morey and International Sales Manager Felipe Tamayo led Bandit Industries through a global expansion that helped it win the Presidential “E” Award for Exports.
Steve Lowery 10:29 AM  7/29/2016

How Bandit Industries Recession-Proofed Its Mulching Machines

Everything about The Beast was big—from its more than 70,000-pound heft, to a 60 tooth cutter mill capable of grinding 800 yards of stumps and whole trees into mulch in an hour, to its half a million dollar price tag—so when it went down, it went down fast. Into the ocean, that is. International Sales Manager Felipe Tamayo can’t be sure if falling in the ocean ever came up whenever he spoke to his bosses at Bandit Industries about focusing more … Read More

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A truly international logistics company requires a company with a global reach. These 3PLs can meet your needs.
Steve Lowery 2:20 PM  7/26/2016

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CEVA LOGISTICS HQ: Hoofddorp, Netherlands cevalogstics.com | Global One of the world’s largest supply chain management companies somehow managed to significantly grow its operation this year, announcing the introduction of a ground transportation business to run along with its other three business lines: air, ocean and contract logistics. CEVA, with more than 41,000 dedicated employees working in 17 regional clusters around the world, will be embedded in those local clusters, offering “end-to-end solutions to our customers,” according to CEVA COO Jerome Lorrain. “By … Read More

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Deepening of US harbors will allow ports to handle more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

U.S. Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act

Peter Buxbaum 12:32 AM  9/25/2016

The United Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, a measure which has important implications for U.S. ports and shippers. The bill would expedite funding for port dredging activities, updates the cost-sharing formula for channel deepening projects, and extend authorization to provide funds to Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund donors and energy transfer ports. The bill also includes revisions … Read More

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Caterpillar site in Belgium which produces shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade may be closed in favor of Glenable and other faciliites.

Caterpillar Contemplates Closing Belgium Manufacturing Facility

GT Staff 12:32 AM  9/19/2016

Caterpillar Inc. has announced it is contemplating closing its production facility in Gosselies, Belgium, and shifting production to other manufacturing facilities. The announcement starts an information and consultation process, which could result in the closure of the Gosselies site and a collective lay-off. This announcement is in connection with the global restructuring and cost savings plan announced in September 2015. The Gosselies … 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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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

Port of Los Angeles is sponsoring educational program to train personnel for careers involving shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
Peter Buxbaum 7:16 AM  8/16/2016

POLA Teams Up With Colleges On Global Logistics Education Program

Officials from the Port of Los Angeles, California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), and Los Angeles Harbor College (LAHC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enhance global logistics curriculum, transfer opportunities, and internships that will better prepare interested students for careers in port operations and logistics. Under the agreement, CSUDH and LAHC agreed to align global logistics courses at LAHC with undergraduate global logistics courses at CSUDH, which will help boost the number of qualified LAHC students transferring to … Read More

Training is important to ensure compliance with regulations pertaiining to shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
Peter Buxbaum 3:01 AM  6/10/2016

Disregarding Trade Compliance is Risky Business

Multinational companies are not investing in their employees’ trade compliance training, even though organizations and individuals that fail to comply with trade regulations face substantial penalties, according to survey results released from the global trade management solutions provider Amber Road and its Global Trade Academy. The survey of 300 U.S.-based global companies across a range of revenues and industries found that 56 percent of executives at the companies surveyed are not investing in trade compliance training, even though 28 percent of … Read More

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