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Canadian forwarders prepare to go paperless

Canada’s freight forwarders are working with the Canada Border Services Agency to test the processes for the country’s new paperless export reporting system, which is scheduled to become the only way to file this information by June 1, 2020.

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Survival of the fittest

Extinction is often triggered by a change in environmental conditions, which causes species with insufficient adaptive characteristics to perish. Forwarders continue to face a complex environment of changing regulatory requirements, shifts in trade, competitive technology demands, and stiff economic headwinds. The challenging nature of the business has left many experts wondering if forwarders can adapt, or if they will ultimately suffer the same fate of the buggy whip business, disappearing forever from the industrial ecosystem.

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House bill aims to upgrade CTPAT

Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., who serves as the ranking member of the House Border Security, Facilitation and Operations Subcommittee, has introduced legislation to reauthorize and upgrade Customs and Border Protection’s Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Program (CTPAT).

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Expansion of the Panama Canal benefits global trade

It seems like just the other day that the expansion of the canal, and whether that gamble would pay off, was the top news in logistics. But fast forward a few years and now the 6,000th new Panamax (or Neo-Panamax) ship passed through the canal in April. It appears that Panama’s big bet that promised to keep the Canal and the country competitive with other shipping routes is doing just that. In fact, the Panama Canal now accounts for around 12

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Tropical Storm Barry menaces Gulf Coast with threat of heavy rain

Businesses and logistics providers along the U.S. Gulf Coast today are keeping a wary eye on the first major storm of the 2019 hurricane season as Tropical Storm Barry continues to gain strength just south of Louisiana.

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IATA, ATA to push for adoption of CEIV Live Animals programme

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Animal Transportation Association (ATA) have signed an MoU to encourage the industry to adopt The Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Live Animals Logistics (CEIV Live Animals). The memorandum was signed at ATA’s 45th Annual Conference in Budapest, Hungary.

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Pros and Cons of Maritime Shipping

For a long time in human history, maritime shipping was the best way to transport your goods across the world. About 71% of Earth’s surface is covered in oceans. Therefore, transporting your goods on a ship to another continent was a relatively straightforward operation in comparison to land shipping. However, with the advancements in technology, air-shipping has become a dominant form of long-distance transportation. Still, this doesn’t mean that maritime shipping doesn’t come with its own unique pros that make

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May cargo volume continues to make gains at the Port of NY and NJ

The pattern of monthly record-setting volume continued in May at the Port of New York and New Jersey. Total volume for May 2019 was 643,706 TEUs (366,366 lifts), an 8.4 percent increase over May of 2018, which posted 593,625 TEUs (340,890 lifts). The addition of May’s volume brings the yearly total volume to 3,041,814 TEUs, a 7.7 percent increase over the same time period of 2018.

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North America air cargo heads south post boom

After a healthy air cargo growth in 2018, global volumes have plateaued. North America is optimistic about the remainder of the year with unprecedented demand for cross-border e-commerce, the newly signed NAFTA, technological speeding up of processes, and business facilitation through uncongested airports in mid-west US proximate to state’s market.

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The Advent of Smart Vehicles and Drones in Delivery

Consumers will almost always pick the company that delivers faster. Having the most efficient supply chain is now, more than ever, the key differentiator that sets companies apart from their competitors. But more than this, companies that can predict behavior are the ones that will stand out ahead of the pack.

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