This Week in Logistics News (June 23-27, 2014)

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April 2014 North American Freight Numbers. The last shutdown occurred in the fall of 2002, as retailers were preparing for the Christmas holiday period. It seems like The Netherlands is aiming to reach that future first.

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Doing Business in Brazil

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Brazil has nearly 700 airports with paved runways, most of which can handle large capacity airplanes for moving freight quickly to and from all parts of the globe. Argentina and the Netherlands. Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest country in the world.

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Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

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Those same words were said when the ports were shut down for 10 days in 2002 , and again in December 2012 when 600 clerks went on strike , shutting down the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for 8 days. Long Beach is the highest-ranked port in the United States (20th in the world) with a berth productivity of 88, compared to 130 for Tianjin (China), 104 for Shanghai, 86 for Rotterdam (Netherlands), 78 for New York-New Jersey, and 71 for Charleston (South Carolina).

Lessons to Glean From the West Coast Port Dispute

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But the implications of this standoff between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association go beyond idle ships and stranded freight containers. Limited options on the West Coast without new thinking?