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East on the Rise: The Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe into a Global Logistics Hub

August 14, 2014.
Logistics Publications

Europe3 Antwerp, Rotterdam and Dusseldorf are well known logistics hubs in Europe, however, some cities in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are on their way to becoming regional hubs. New infrastructure such as roads, deep water ports and railroads, along with economic factors such as increased citizen purchasing power and low...

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Weekend deliveries in Europe – Yes!

July 30, 2014.
Logistics Publications

European parcel carriers are taking bold steps forward by expanding weekend delivery services. DPD – a time critical carrier in the UK – began express Sunday delivery in the United Kingdom on July 20, 2014. The new service includes DPD's “Predict” timeslot deliveries, where the recipients are...

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Potential U.S. West Coast Port Strikes - Update

June 25, 2014.
Logistics Publications

Last month, Allyn published an article about the threat of a possible strike in West Coast ports in lieu of the July 1st expiration date for the contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association. Hopes are high that the strike will be avoided,...

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The Revival of the Breakbulk and Heavy-Lift Market

June 15, 2014.
Logistics Publications

The year 2013 was a disappointing year for the breakbulk and heavy-lift cargo industry. In fact, 2013 was even worse for ship owners than recession-stricken 2009. Demand for general cargo dropped 30 percent from 2012 to 2013 and 15 percent for project cargo alone (Marex, 2014). However, with the recent boom in the oil and gas sector, 2014 has...

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Logistics in Russia – Points to Consider

May 05, 2014.
Logistics Publications

Russia is a growing market for long-term business investments and its importance as a strategic market for consumer goods will grow due to its energy exporting ability.  Logistics is a challenge alone and below are some areas to review and consider when looking at the opportunities in Russia. 1. ...

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NAFTA’s Emerald Anniversary

May 02, 2014.
Logistics Publications

Twenty years ago, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was finalized and signed into law.  The agreement between the nations of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, was hotly debated for years prior to signature. Some, like former president Bill Clinton, heralded the agreement as a major step...

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How unmanned remote-controlled aircrafts will shape freight services

April 30, 2014.
Logistics Publications

The first practical use of drones was introduced by the military, but the history of the idea dates as far back as 1915, which Nikola Tesla described a fleet of unmanned aerial combat vehicles. Having 100 years to develop from fantastic idea to a virtual reality, we now find ourselves at the...

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Same day delivery: Ignoring the elephant in the room

April 15, 2014.
Logistics Publications

Whether we like it or not, people in the logistics world are facing two major trends: the increase of e-commerce and the desire to immediately receive online orders in their hands. Companies like Amazon are partnering with the United States Postal Service (USPS) for Sunday Deliveries and testing same-day delivery...

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An Exceptionally Oversized and Heavy Convoy

April 13, 2014.
Logistics Publications

Belf March 5, 2014 will be a day to remember for many people of Belfort, especially those who work at General Electric, as this was when the largest gas turbine manufactured by GE in Belfort, France, named 9HA-01, was completed. There have been huge challenges for General Electric’s manufacturing, logistics, and...

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Is your sourcing strategic?

April 02, 2014.
Logistics Publications

Strategy is a plan of action, or policy, designed to achieve an overall aim. Sourcing is the buying of a product or service delivery from a supplier. Strategic Sourcing is an organized and collaborative approach to leveraging targeted spending across locations with select suppliers that are best suited to create...

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Ask Your Logistics Expert... What is EEI and who needs to take care of this?

March 30, 2014.
Logistics Publications

Q:  What is EEI and who needs to take care of this? A: Foreign Trade Regulations and determining if an Electronic Export Information (EEI) is required. Mandatory EEI filing through the Automated Electronic System (AES) went into effect on October 2, 2008. This required specific filing for tangible cargo with a...

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What is required to ship cargo out of the US, i.e. a rig?

March 24, 2014.
Logistics Publications

Q: What is required to ship cargo out of the US, i.e. a rig? A: The seller has the responsibility of organizing several documents. There are some instances where freight forwarders complete the majority of the paperwork that is needed as well, however, the shipper or customer is responsible...

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