Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-15

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For the latest on the Mumbai port situation: http://www.3plwire.com/2010/08/10/mumbai-vessel-collision-update-ports-to-reopen-august-15th/ # Original Mumbai post – http://www.3plwire.com/2010/08/09/cargo-ships-collide-at-mumbai-all-inbound-and-outbound-sailings-suspended/ # China inflation – the KFC index. So true. http://chovanec.wordpress.com/2010/08/10/the-kfc-index/ # Powered by Twitter Tools

“The KFC Index” – One way of looking at China inflation statistics

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I’ve mentioned Patrick Chovanec’s blog before, today he has an interesting post that illustrates how inflation can very much be a psychological phenomenon: by way of his personal experience with rising local KFC prices: How does my KFC experience in Beijing compare? A year ago, my standard meal cost RMB 21.50. A couple of months [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-08

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New Incoterms announced…http://bit.ly/cRARpg # Powered by Twitter Tools

Today’s Integrated Approach to Global Logistics and Fulfillment – Free White Paper

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From time to time we offer various publications and white papers to our readers. The latest offer, entitled “Today’s Integrated Approach to Global Logistics and Fulfillment”, comes from SAP. Click on the below link to access the report. : .TPouttablew_nd02vt {font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica; border:1px solid; background:#FFFFFF; border-color:#3D86C2; border-collapse:collapse;width:250px;height:250px; font-size:10px;} .TPoutheaderw_nd02vt {text-align:center;background-color:#3D86C2;height:32px;padding: 0 8px;} .TPoutheaderw_nd02vt a {text-decoration:none;font-size:11px;color:#ffffff;font-weight:bold;} .TPoutheaderw_nd02vt [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-07-12

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JAL looking to raise cargo rates by 30%??? http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssIndustryMaterialsUtilitiesNews/idUSBNG52914320090702 # Powered by Twitter Tools.

So-Cal port fees sending cargo to alternate ports

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I just read a great article from the JOC regarding the negative effects that the increasing list of port fees at the ports in Los Angeles/Long Beach are having on cargo volumes. The latest fee to be instituted at the ports is the “Clean Trucks Fee” which went into effect in February. The CTF is [...]

Wow!

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Via Air Cargo Asia Pacific: A US woman has been found guilty of embezzling more than US$480,000 from her employer, Swiss airfreight company Panalpina, the US Attorney’s office says. She pleaded guilty to charges of unauthorised access to a protected computer, wire fraud, money laundering and aggravated identity theft over a 16-month period.

The high cost of fuel – The tipping point

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Let’s face it, there is absolutely no bigger topic in the world of logistics than the current price of fuel. With the price of crude oil recently down from it’s high of $140 per barrel, the cost of gasoline now just under $4.00 per gallon, and the price of jet fuel causing airlines to jettison [...]

IATA paints gloomy picture for air cargo

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IATA’s recent report on international traffic data for June paints a fairly ominous picture of the state of the air cargo market. According to the report, air cargo declined 0.8 percent during the month of June, which marked the first decline in air cargo since May of 2005. Asia Pacific airlines took the biggest hit [...]

U.S. Ports Container Growth: Year over year growth to be achieved by October?

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Just after posting this tidbit, on the decline in U.S. railroads’ intermodal volume and the declining import figures from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, did I read this article from Logistics Management in reference to yearly container volume growth being achieved by October: The ports surveyed in the report—including Los Angeles/Long Beach, [...]

Air Freight traffic down

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…..in the first quarter of the year. Via Air Cargo World: U.S. domestic air cargo traffic took a sudden, steep turn downward in March, falling 5.5 percent, the largest decline in the business in nearly four years, according to the Air Transport Association. Overall cargo traffic for U.S. carriers fell 1 percent in March, the [...]

3PLwire – More Than Just a Blog?

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For those of you who remember the early days of 3PLwire.com, you will recall that we started out purely as a blog. We started out by posting a few articles and commenting on news items that we felt were relevant to third party logistics and international trade in general. Although that is still a major [...]