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There is a nostalgic romanticism attached to railroads, given their status as the first continental mass transit system for passengers and freight. But in the 21st century, rail transport is still a popular option for international trade. Standard gauge and broad gauge rail systems interconnect major cities throughout the U.S., Europe, South America, Asia and parts of Africa. While rail transport lacks the route flexibility and door-to-door convenience of trucks, it remains a thriving industry due to cost efficiency benefits, and its environmental friendliness compared to other transport options. More than 40% of freight within the U.S. is moved by railroads.

Short items on shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade and the logistics providers that handle them.



Going to a box to open a box to retrieve a box holding an Xbox? That’s what played out at one minute past midnight on Nov. 7 in the Greater Paris area, where Cdiscount customers became the first gamers in France to get their hands on Microsoft’s Xbox One X consoles. How? Through the coordinated… Read More

Negotiating rates for shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

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