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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Form Generation meets Analytics

Should I use an NVOCC?

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http://globalforwarding.com/blog/should-i-use-nvocc?source=linkedin People throughout the shipping industry have different ideas about who they should work with or who makes the best customers. Many people wonder why there are companies like NVOCC’s when there are so many ocean carriers available. Are there benefits to working with an NVOCC instead of just the steamship line directly? In actuality an NVOCC is much

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Carrier Rates Forced Higher By a ‘Perfect Storm’ of Circumstances

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http://blog.chemlogix.com/2012/09/are-you-paying-too-much-for-your-shipments-benchmark-your-carrier-activities-to-find-out/ By Mike Challman, ChemLogix, LLC Vice President, North American Operations ChemLogix.com When was the last time you analyzed your actual carrier costs?   If you haven’t reviewed your carrier activity in the past 12 to 18 months, there’s a good chance your costs are above what you’ve planned, above the rates listed in your routing

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ITS Customer getting aid into the Sudan

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http://www.trust.org/alertnet/blogs/alertnet-news-blog/the-logistics-of-getting-aid-into-ssudan-camps   Global logistics company Agility donates in-kind services and expertise to the humanitarian community in major emergencies. Its partner International Medical Corps asked the firm to deploy staff to South Sudan last year to help manage the movement of relief supplies to crowded refugee camps cut off by the rainy season. Volunteers from Agility’s offices in Ireland, Switzerland

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When Will Google Revolutionize Logistics?

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When Will Google Revolutionize Logistics?
by Steve Banker
January 14th, 2013
Google has assembled a series of technologies capable of transforming logistics as we know it. Some of them are well known and the applications obvious; others less so. I’ll start with the obvious ones.


ACE Maintenance Window Could be extended – Jan 20th

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Please be advised that the regular ACE Maintenance Window (Saturday 2300 EST – Sunday 0500
EST) may be extended this weekend, Sunday, January 20, 2012.

If needed, the extended window is scheduled from Sunday 0500 EST – 0930 EST (9:30am).

If the extended maintenance window is required, a notification will be sent as soon as maintenance is complete and ACE becomes available.

PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY


FDA Food Facility Registration Renewal and Impact to Food Imports

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THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT (FSMA), SIGNED INTO LAW ON JAN. 4, 2011, ENABLES FDA TO BETTER PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH BY STRENGTHENING THE FOOD SAFETY SYSTEM. AMONG MANY OTHER CHANGES, FSMA AMENDED SECTION 415 OF THE FEDERAL FOOD, DRUG, AND COSMETICS ACT (FD&C ACT) [21 U.S.C. § 350D], WHICH REQUIRES DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN FACILITIES THAT MANUFACTURE, PROCESS, PACK OR HOLD FOOD FOR HUMAN OR ANIMAL CONSUMPTION IN THE U.S. TO REGISTER WITH FDA. UNDER FSMA, ALL FOOD FACILITIES THAT ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER WITH FDA UNDER SECTION 415 OF THE FD&C ACT MUST RENEW THEIR REGISTRATIONS WITH FDA, EVERY OTHER YEAR, DURING THE PERIOD OF TIME BEGINNING ON OCTOBER 1 AND ENDING ON DECEMBER 31 OF EACH EVEN-NUMBERED YEAR. HOWEVER, FDA ISSUED GUIDANCE STATING THAT DUE TO THE DELAY IN FDA’S IMPLEMENTATION OF BIENNIAL REGISTRATION RENEWAL FOR THE 2012 CYCLE, AND REGISTRATION RENEWAL DID NOT BECOME AVAILABLE UNTIL OCTOBER 22, 2012, FDA INTENDS TO EXERCISE ENFORCEMENT DISCRETION WITH RESPECT TO REGISTRATION RENEWALS SUBMITTED TO FDA AFTER DECEMBER 31, 2012 FOR A PERIOD OF 31 DAYS, UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2013.


What elements are putting logistics & supply change in the throes of change?

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See what Page Siplon, Executive Director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics has to say.
This weeks IEU Feature Interview is with Page Siplon, Executive Director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics. We pull on Page’s expertise in the logistics and supply chain fields to talk about how this sector is a key contributor to the US economy, and world economies for that matter. We also discuss how major advancements in technology, changes in infrastructure and legislation, and the driver shortage issue, put logistics and supply chain in the throws of significant changes.


Maier to replace Rebholz as head of FedEx Ground

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Logisitcs Management


California Foreign-Trade Zone Seeks to Expand

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Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg


American Shipper

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