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OUR "A" Section: Trade, Financial & Inland News***
1. Freight Forwarder Trade Briefs ______________
3. Freight Forwarder World Air Briefs ____________
4. FF World Ocean Briefs _____________________
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OUR "D" Section: FF in Cyberspace***
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1. Freight Forwarder Trade Briefs _____________
***The Case Against Iran ...... as EU and the U.S. eased sanctions against Iran's petrochemical exports this week with the Americans issuing the text of a background briefing on the Implementation Plan of the P5+1 and Iran's First Step Nuclear Agreement. Meanwhile, EU governments will implement sanctions relief for
***China's The Top Trader ......as it has become the world's biggest trading nation, overtaking the United States in 2013 with an annual trade value surpassing US$4 trillion for the first time last year according to official data. Total trade increased 7.6% year-on-year to US$4.16 trillion, reported the London Guardian, which added that the U.S. has yet to publish its 2013 trade figures, but with trade totalling US$3.5 trillion in the first 11 months of the year, it is unlikely to beat China.
***China's Indexes Dip ...... as it's Federation of Logistics and Purchasing (CFLP) has unveiled that the country's Logistics Purchasing Index (LPI) dropped slightly by 0.6 percentage point year on year to 52.4% in December. Business volume index fell 1.3 percentage points to 55.7%. Capital turnover index was at 50.3%, down 3.3 percentage points year on year. Fixed asset investment index climbed 1.6 percentage points to 52.8%. Logistics service price index dropped 1.1 percentage points to 50.3%. NOTE> In observance of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, most factories and offices in mainland China will be closed from Jan. 31 to Feb. 6, 2014, and in Hong Kong from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, 2014.
Japan's Buy Increases ...... as its imports from the
***Historic WTO Deal Will Cross Borders .......as last month ministers from 159 countries reached a deal intended to boost global trade at a meeting in
Learn More About The WTO
***Anticipatory Shipping -- The Next Thing? ...... as Amazon.com has filed for a patent for a shipping system that would anticipate what customers buy to decrease shipping time. Amazon says the shipping system works by analyzing customer data like, purchasing history, product searches, wish lists and shopping cart contents, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to the patent filing, items would be moved from Amazon's fulfillment center to a shipping hub close to the customer in anticipation of an eventual purchase."According to one embodiment, a method may include packaging one or more items as a package for eventual shipment to a delivery address, selecting a destination geographical area to which to ship the package, shipping the package to the destination geographical area without completely specifying the deliver address at time of shipment, and while the package is in transit, completely specifying the delivery address for the package," the patent filing says. Amazon applied for the patent in August 2012 and was approved on
Study Details & Flow Charts of The U.S. Patent
***Australian In Seoul Pact ..... as the government announced last week it has secured a free trade agreement with Asian giant
What Is An FTA And How Is The
***Deadly Ivory ....... as Hong Kong has confirmed it will destroy 29.6 tons held in four undisclosed government facilities under close security watch by guards and CCTV. The cache of poached ivory consists of tusks and trinkets, and will take up to two years to be incinerated by
***Simplified Wine Exports To China ...... as beginning
Read Details For Exporting Wine To China
***Higher & Later Season Peak ...... as UPS delivered a record 31 million packages on Dec. 23, an increase of 13% compared to the prior year's peak day. Last year's highest delivery day occurred six days later than expected and volumes were 7.5% higher than planned.
***China's Express ...... as PRC companies handled a total of 9.2 billion pieces of courier packages last year, which surged 60% from 2012, and is the second largest volume under the
***FedEx Express Brazil Expansion .......as it is to open two stations in
***UPS Freight Has Best Paid LTL Drivers ..... as employees in the Teamsters union approved a 5-year agreement that gives workers a total US$2.50 per hour wage boost that the union said makes them the best-paid drivers in the less-than-truckload industry. The tentative contract that covers 13,000 workers was announced on Jan. 6, offering higher wages, improved pension benefits, new health care options and offers a new structure for subcontracting. The union announced the approval Jan. 12.
***Forward Air Buys Into New Mode ...... as it will buy Central States Trucking Co. for US$95.6M.. The purchase from Central States Inc. includes the company's Central States Logistics unit. Founded in 1980, CST provides container and intermodal drayage services, primarily in the
Read More Aboout Central States Trucking
***Piloting Crime ..... as three more former employees of truck-stop chain Pilot Flying J have pleaded guilty to fraud-related charges in a U.S. District Court in
Learn More About Pilot Flying J
***American-Indians, Cigarettes, Lawyers & Livery ....... as
Read More About The Shinnecock Indian Nation
***When Your Donkey Meat Is Delivered Foxy ...... as Wal-Mart has recalled locally-supplied donkey meat retailed in China after DNA of other animals was found in the product, said a company statement. The Shandong Food and Drug Administration said the "Five Spice" snack product contained fox meat. Donkey meat is popular in parts of
***Hauling The Results of Donkey Meat ..... as Austrian hazmat specialists called in after Geiger counters showed alarmingly high readings for a dump truck arriving at an incinerator have found the problem — radioactive adult diapers. After unloading the truck, firefighters from the hazardous materials unit of the city of
**CSX. DOWN with a a 5.3% year on year profit decline to US$426M in 2013 drawn on revenues of US$3Bn, up 2%..
**JetBlue Airways (nation's 5th largest). UP with a profit of US$168M for 2013, up from US$128M in prior year, and US$47M in the 4th quarter, an increase from US$1M a year earlier
**Knight Transportation Inc. UP as 4th-quarter profit increased 13.6% on improved freight demand. to US$20.1M, or 25 cents a share, from US$17.7M, or 22 cents, a year earlier.
**Norfolk Southern Corp. UP with a 24% year-on-year increase in 4th quarter net profit to US$513M, drawn on revenues of US$2.8Bn, up 7.5%.
**United Continental Holdings (
**Union Pacific (UP). UP with a 20% 4th quarter year-on-year profit increase to US$1.2Bn, drawn on revenues of US$5.6Bn, up 7%.
3. Freight Forwarder World Air Briefs __________
***Celebrating The Commercial Aviation Centennial ...... as January 2014 marks exactly 100 years since the birth of commercial aviation. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) invites everyone with an interest in aviation to join a year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary and take part in a conversation about what needs to happen to make the next 100 years even more momentous. On
Read More About St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line -- The World's First Scheduled Airline
First Airline Offered No Frills, Many Thrills
The 2014 Reenactment -- Video
***Airlines Suspend Ticket Sales In Venezuela......as they are locked in a battle with President Nicolas Maduro's cash-strapped government to repatriate $3.3 billion trapped inside the country by rigid currency controls. Airlines are required to wait approximately 12 months for the government to convert their bolivar earnings into dollars, with the time lag growing. Weeks of negotiations have failed to produce a deal, with airlines reportedly balking at the government's offer to honour the debt with a combination of bonds, cash and jet fuel, which is cheaper to produce in the oil-rich nation. United Airlines, American Airlines, COPA Airlines, Air
***Airports Council International Reports Growth ....... as the ACI, a worldwide association of airports with 592 member airport authorities, reports air freight volumes at the world's airports stayed positive for a second month in a row, with November's result up 3.4% year on year. This comes after a sluggish year for most of 2013 with growth almost flat over the last 12 months. The growth in air freight traffic was primarily fuelled by the international market, which was up 5.4% in Nov. year on year, while domestic markets remain weak at minus 1%.
Learn More About ACI
***Swiss Competition Commission Levies On 11 ...... as the COMCO has levied fines of US$12M on 11 air cargo carriers for anti-trust behaviour. The 11 carriers: Korean Air, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (Polar Air Cargo Worldwide), American Airlines, United Continental, Scandinavian Airlines, Japan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Cargolux, British Airways and Air France-KLM, were penalised for fixing airfreight prices from January 2000 to Feb. 2006. COMCO said the investigation found that the airlines had agreed on a variety of elements that affected the pricing of airfreight transportation, including freight rates and surcharges for fuel. The Swiss competition watchdog said the activities of the airlines constituted a "seriousness infringement" of Article 5, Paragraph 3 of Switzerland's Cartel Act. The case follows litigations in the past by the U.S. Dept. of Justice and authorities in the European Union that have already investigated and fined various airlines involved in the case.
***FAA Orders inspection of Boeing 767s......as an order by the Federal Aviation Administration set for publication in the Federal register calls for beefed up inspections of the elevator flight control mechanism. Elevators that do not work properly have not been identified as causing any 767 accident. The FAA first became aware of the problem in 2000, when it ordered enhanced checks to find problems. The mandate takes effect in March and requires
***Airbus Hits Milestone ....... as it exceeded commercial targets in 2013, achieving a new record of 626 aircraft deliveries (493 A320 Family aircraft, 108 A330, 25 A380) to 93 customers (15 new) and a new industry record of 1619 gross orders (377 A320ceo, 876 A320neo, 77 A330, 239 A350 XWB, 50 A380), beating the previous record in 2011 by 11 aircraft. The year was also Airbus' most valuable gross order intake (list price US$240.5Bn). By year end, the backlog had climbed to an industry wide record of 5,559 aircraft, valued at US$809Bn at list prices, or 8 years production. Aircraft deliveries in 2013 were up for the 12th year in a row, beating the initial target and surpassing the previous record set in 2012 (588) by an additional 38 aircraft.
***Boeing Hits Milestone ...... as it set a company record in 2013 for the most commercial airplanes delivered in a single year with 648. The company's unfilled commercial orders stood at 5,080 at the end of the year – also a new Boeing record. Boeing also booked 1,531 gross commercial orders in 2013, a new company record and 1,355 net commercial orders in 2013, the second-largest number in company history. In 2013, three programs set records for deliveries in single year:
• The 737 program delivered 440 Next-Generation 737s
• The 777 program delivered 98 airplanes
• The 787 program delivered 65 Dreamliners, now flying with 16 customers around the world
***Boeing In Gale of Progress ...... as it has announced that high-speed wind tunnel tests have started for the Boeing 777X. Testing began last week at Boeing's Transonic Wind Tunnel in
Read More Aboout The Boeing 777X
***Airbus Wings Project Forward .......as it successfully performed the ultimate load test of the A350 XWB's wing in Dec. 2013, applying loads up to 1.5 times higher than those the aircraft would ever encounter in its entire in-service life. At ultimate load, the A350 XWB wingtip deflection exceeds five meters. These successful ultimate load tests are important milestones for type certification and another step on the road entry into service of the A350 XWB in 4Q14.
Read More About The A350 XWD
***First Flight ...... as Lufthansa Cargo's new Boeing 777F freighter has flown for the first time to Asia, landing safely in Mumbai, India at 03:08 am local time following a seven-hour flight. The freighter was carrying 90 tons of cargo. The German carrier's two new Boeing 777Fs are mainly being used in scheduled operations between
***Nearing End of The MD11F ...... as Air France-KLM plans to remove from its fleet in 2015 two of KLM-Martinair Cargo's freighters, one MD-11F and one Boeing 747-400 ERF, to reduce the size of its fleet to 8 cargo planes now that 70% of its air freight flies on passenger aircraft. As a result, 160 staff will be laid off at the Air France G1XL hub at
Read More About The MD-11F
***The Old Is New Again ...... as Eastern Air Lines Group has filed an application with the United States Dept. of Transportation for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. Eastern plans on commencing its Part 121 certification with the Federal Aviation Administration shortly and has retained legal counsel and consultants for this purpose. Eastern's headquarters is located in Building 5A at MIA. Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc. is not affiliated with the former Eastern Air Lines, which operated from 1928 to 1991 as one of the largest
See The "New" Eastern Airlines Logo
History of The Original
***Aeroflot Group Buys ......as it will assume full commercial control of Rossiya Airlines on 30 March 2014, continuing the process of successful integration of the subsidiaries that Aeroflot acquired from State Corporation Rostec in 2011. All flights operated by Rossiya Airlines will be designated by Aeroflot's IATA code (SU), and the code of Rossiya Airlines (FV) will cease to be used.
Read More About Rossiya Airlines
***New Giants ...... as Ukraine and Russia plan to restart production of the Antonov An-124 heavy transport as part of an economic co-operation agreement signed between Kiev and Moscow on 17 December, the Ukrainian government says. "
***Smelling Trouble ...... as French Customs, tipped off by a sniffer dog at Paris-Orly airport, seized 98 kilos of cocaine with a street value of US$8.7M. The drugs were discovered in the middle of a pallet containing avocados unloaded from a flight which came from the
***Volumes >>> Air France volume decreased by 4.6% in 2013 compared to the previous year on 2.7% lower capacity, leading to a 1.3 point decline in load factor to 64.4%. >>>
***Traveling With An Alligator Bag ...... as authorities have arrested a woman they believe left a small alligator at
***Clogged Pumps ...... as gold concealed within motor pumps, and in sealed parcels, weighing 6.75 kilos was seized at the international cargo complex at Chennai airport by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). As much as 0.75 kilos was found in each of the 7 motor pumps from
***Did That New Part Come In? ...... as use of an incorrect fastener (lack of a ten cent washer) allowed fuel to leak out of the wing over a China Airlines 737 as it taxiied to a stop, resulting in total hull loss. Airport firefighters are there within 2 minutes but it is too late - entire plane was engulfed.
Watch The Amazing FAA Video
***All Passengers Must Check Their Bombs Before Boarding ....... as a man who had a pipe bomb in his carry-on bag was still allowed to board his international flight from Edmonton last fall, even after screening officers seized the explosive device from him. Skylar Murphy, 18, pleaded guilty last month to possession of an explosive substance in connection with the September incident at the
OUR "C" Section: FF World Ocean News***
4. FF World Ocean Briefs
***Results From Finally Arming The Vessels ...... as reports from the International Maritime Bureau that piracy is at a six- year low are welcomed. However, maritime security company GoAGT said attacks on two ships a month ago show it is not the time to "consign Somali piracy to history." IMB's annual global piracy report shows more than 300 people were taken hostage at sea last year and 21 were injured, nearly all with guns or knives. A total of 12 vessels were hijacked, 202 were boarded, 22 fired upon and a further 28 reported attempted attacks. Fifteen incidents attributed to Somali pirates in 2013 included two hijacked vessels, both of which were released within a day as a result of naval actions. A further 8 vessels were fired upon. Nigerian pirates were particularly violent, killing one crewman and kidnapping 36 to hold onshore for ransom. But there are threats in a new area as the
Read More About The Int'l Maritime Bureau
***Hapag-Lloyd Goes Public & Buys CSAV ...... as the German container line is planning an initial public offering on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange after it signs a binding merger deal with Chilean container line Compania Sud Americana de Vapores SA within the next two months, people involved in the deal said Jan. 23. The merger will form the world's fourth-largest container shipping company. CSAV will own 30% of the new company and will join German billionaire Klaus-Michael Kuehne and the city of
Read The History & Details of
Read The History & Details of Hapag-Lloyd
***COSCO Struggles Back ...... as the parent of Cosco Container Lines, has staved off delisting from the Shanghai Stock Exchange after managing to prevent a third straight year of loss-making through the sale of assets totaling US$1.3Bn. All of the main assets divested last year were acquired by the COSCO Group, its parent company, in various related party transactions. In a filing to the bourse, China Cosco said it expects to post a profit for 2013, compared to a net loss of US$1.51Bn in 2012 and a loss of US$1.62Bn in 2011. Full year 2013 results will be announced on March 27. Regardless, Cosco is still pursuing its fleet renewal plans. Cosco plans to order five new 9,400 TEU containerships from Chinese yards.
Read The History & Details of COSCO
***A New American Sealand ....... as Denmark's Maersk Line has announced that it is spinning off its intra-Americas services by forming a new regional container shipping company, SeaLand, dedicated to the North, Central and South America markets as well as the Caribbean. The new independent unit will officially commence operations on
Read About The Original Sea-Land Service, inc
***The Mexican Navy Attacks ....... as when the leaders of Mexico and China met last summer, there was much talk of the need to deepen trade between their nations. Down on
Read More About The Knights Templar Cartel
***Trouble At The Big Ditch ...... as construction of the third set of locks on the Panama Canal is to continue after the contractor withdrew a threat to stop work on January 20 unless the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) paid US$1.6Bn in cost overruns. The contractor, Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC), plans to meet the ACP and insurers to discuss the status of the work, including its US$600M bond on the US$3.1Bn locks project. Meanwhile, the Panama Canal Authority has turned down an offer by the European Commission (EC), reported Reuters. The EC said GPUC had requested European mediation. Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano said the ACP is in discussions with other contractors in case it cannot resolve its dispute with the GUPC. He estimated the remaining work would cost US$1.5Bn.
Read More About The
Live Cameras of The Miaflores Locks
***Why Don't We Start Digging Over By That Tree? ........as the construction of a new canal in
Read More About The Proposed Canal
***New Investment At Suez ...... as Egypt's plans to build an international industrial and logistics hub close to the Suez Canal on 76,000 square kilometers of land, to boost business development, has taken a major step forwards. It is to choose the winning bid after putting the project out to tender. The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has selected 14 Egyptian and international joint venture consortia, out of 33 groups who responded to the initial tender, to submit master plans for the Suez Canal Regional Development Project (SCRDP), reports Lloyd's List.
***Building New Giants ........ as China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) has ordered five 19,000-TEU ships from Hyundai Heavy Industries, which will be the biggest containerships afloat having trumped Maersk's giant same-size quartet, the 18,270-TEU M/V Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, M/V Majestic Maersk, M/V Mary Maersk and M/V Marie Maersk. But since the order was made, Hyundai said the vessels for CSCL had been further upgraded from 18,400 TEU to 19,000 TEU at CSCL's request. Hyundai said in a statement that the first ship would be delivered in November, reports Agence France-Presse. Each ship will boast a 400-meter deck, while standing 30.5 meters high and 58.6 meters wide. The size broke previous records of the 18,000 TEU vessel Daewoo Shipbuilding had built for Maersk.
***Kenya Drops The Hammer ....... as a court in
***Great Lakes Tonnage Down ...... as shipments of coal on the
***Panama Canal Pink Slips .......as the expansion project could put more panamax-sized vessels out of work as the widening of the waterway reinforces the trend towards bigger containerships. Panamax vessels with a maximum beam of 32.3 meters used to be the largest ships that were able to transit the canal because of the width restrictions of its locks. The fact that containerships of up to 13,000 TEU will be able to transit the canal once the building of the third set of locks has been completed, compared with the current limitation of 5,100 TEU, means U.S. east coast ports are gearing up to handle larger ships and extra volumes. The panamax sector had the highest amount of inactive tonnage in 39 of the 52 weeks in 2013.
***New Container Technolgy ....... as eyeing vast new efficiencies in global fresh produce and fresh-cut flower transport, Maersk Container Industry (MCI) is now partnering with Boston-based technology company Primaira LLC to develop an air cleaning system in Star Cool Integrated refrigerated containers. Thorough tests and trials have shown the patented technology, Bluezone®, to be an efficient eliminator of molds, fungi and bacteria. Using an ozone concentration 300 times higher than otherwise seen on the market, Bluezone also removes ethylene effectively. The Bluezone developers say it has modal shift potential. Fresh-cut flowers, for example, are a US$14Bn market globally, and more than 90% of the intercontinental shipments are by air. Bluezone in Star Cool will be available in 2nd half 2014.
Preview The Maersk Video
***Quad Lift ...... as DP World London Gateway has become the first port to lift four containers at one time on its quay cranes, which doubles the amount of containers it can lift in one pass. The spreader is capable of handling foot containers or foot containers at a time, this doubles the quay crane's capacity for moving containers, which will increase efficiency and productivity for
See Photos & Video of The Quad Lift
***Shanghai Still #1 ...... as the world's busiest container port will retain its title for the third year running since it leapfrogged Singapore's container volumes in 2010. In 2013, the Chinese port based at the mouth of the
***Neighborly Feud ...... as growth at the
***Throughput >>> Port of Antwerp is expected to handle a total of 190.6 million tonnes of cargo in 2013, an increase of 3.5% compared with 2012, beating the previous record set in 2008. >>> Volumes on the Asia-Europe trade lane for Jan. to Nov. rose by 3.9% compared to the same period the previous year to total 12.7 million TEU, setting 2013 on track for beating the full-year result for 2012, but 2013's container volumes still lag 1.4% behind 2011 figures for the first 11 months of the year. >>> Port of Dunkirk posted a record 12% year on year increase in container volume to 292,000 TEU in 2013, attributed to the opening of new short sea shipping lines and a perishables boom. >>>
***The Month In
1863 - Iron-clad gunboat Baron de Kalb, with "tinclad" gunboats Forest Rose and Romeo, along with an Army transport, cleared out Confederate strong holds proceeded up White River to Des Arc, Ark.
1913 - The body of John Paul Jones is laid in its final resting place in the chapel of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
1949 - USS Norton Sound (AV 11), the first guided-missile ship, launches first guided missile, Loon.
1899 - Gunboat
1989 - USS Iowa fires the farthest 16-inch round in history at
1960 - USS John S. McCain (DL 3/DDG 36) rescues the entire 41-man crew of the sinking Japanese freighter, M/V Shinwa Maru, in the
***Maersk Line's Triple-E Is Sold Out ....... as the LEGO version of the world's largest ship is now on back order. With more than 1,500 pieces, features of the Triple-E set include rotating gold-colored propeller blades, brick-built twin 8-cylinder engines, viewing window into the engine compartment, adjustable rudders, detachable lifeboats, removable containers, rotating crane arms and a special 'good luck' coin placed in the hull.
Check Out The LEGO Maersk Line Triple-E
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We're sorry, but there were so many sinkings, explosions, pirate attacks, fires, cargo mishaps, battles on the water & other disasters at sea that we do not have room to print even the highlights this month. Many people lost their lives at sea this month!!
But you can read all this month's disaster news at our special Internet web feature which provides full details of each event -- our Vessel Casualties & Pirate Activity Database. Bookmark the site and visit every day! Updated twice daily.
SPECIAL NOTE: Please view the dramatic new pictures at our special "Gallery of Cargo Loss" website feature.
See our classic feature ffrom June 2000: "Continental Airlines 'Meets' Gate 114"
See our newest photo feature "Singles Only" - Transportation Disasters Told In A Single Photo!
Daily Vessel Casualties ...... as we don't want you to miss the excitement of our 24 hour reports of the dramatic events at sea each day -- stories of casualties & pirates --- almost none of which are carried on your local news. Edited daily by Christoph Wahner, Esq. of Countryman & McDaniel.
NOTE: The historic dangers of carriage by sea continue to be quite real. Shippers must be encouraged to purchase high quality marine cargo insurance from their freight forwarder or customs broker. It's dangerous out there.
OUR "D" Section: FF in Cyberspace***
6. The Cargo Letter "Cyber Ports Of Call"
Here are our suggested world wide web sites of the week for your business, your information and your amusement..............
Cargo & Trade>>>>>>
A New National Maritime Strategy for America -- Video Interview With Acting U.S. Maritime Administrator
Cannibal Rat-Infested Ghost Ship Story Hijacks the Internet -FAQ
Do You Have An Opinion On U.S. AntiDumping Measures Against Chinese Products? Comments Requested.
FDA Basics For Industry -
Gallery of Warehouse Disasters Caught on Video
IATA Training and Development Institute (ITDI)
The Implications of 3D Printing for the Global Logistics Industry
Japan Earthquake, 2 Years Later: Before and After
New Interest Rates For Overdue Accounts and Refunds on U.S. Customs Duties
Phase I of U.S. Customs Cargo Pre-inspection Pilot Concludes
Return to Chaos: The 2013 Resurgence of Nigerian Piracy and 2014 Forecast
Role of Vessel Class Societies And Their Industry Relationships -- Video
Top 25 Corporate Supply Chains of 2013
U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)
U.S. Concerns About Cruise Vessel Crime Reporting -- New Report
U.S. National Strategy for Maritime Security (
World Trade organization (WTO) Move To Eliminate Tariffs On Environmental Goods
Laytime and Demurrage, 6th Edition. The laytime and demurrage clause appears in almost all carriage contracts
Precision Orifices Catalog
ZoneSafe ...... proximity warning & detection system from Intella Liftparts helps to reduce accidents between personnel and lift trucks, etc.
Trade Shows, Exhibitions, Conferences & Business Events Worldwide
World Trade Organization Events
3rd Annual Forum on Admiralty & Maritime Claims & Litigation ......... 27-28 Feb. 2014, Houston
11th Annual International Trade Symposium -- "It's All About Bigger Ships"........ May 8, Norfolk
2014 IANA Intermodal EXPO ....... 21-23 Sept. 2014, Long Beach, CA
Air Cargo 2014 .........March 30 - April 1, 2014, Orlando, FL
AfricaRail 2014 .........1-2 July 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa
Asia Pacific Rail 2014 .....18-20 March 2014, Hong Kong
Public Unveiling of USS Iow Plankowner Tribute & Celebratory Birthday Toasts For The President Wasington & USS Iowa ........22 Feb. 2010, Port of Los Angeles
CNS Partnership Conference 2014 .........4-6 May 2014, San Antonio, Texas
FNC International Freight Conference 2014 Singapore ........12-14 June 2014, Singapore
IATA Legal Symposium 2014....... 23 - 25, Feb. 2014, San Francisco
IATA Passenger Terminal Expo 2014 .........25-27 March 2014, Barcelona
Intermodal Asia 2014 ........1-3 April 2014, Shanghai World Expo Center, Shanghai
Los Angeles Air Cargo Assn. Casino Night Valentine Mixer & Casino Night ....... 13 Feb. 2014
MODEX 2014 .....17-20 March 2014, Atlanta
Transportation & Logistics Council 40th Annual Conference .........17-19 March, Nashville, Tennessee 2014,
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) East Coast Trade Symposium ........March 6-7, 2014, Washington, DC
Women in Aviation's 25th Annual International Conference ........6-8 March 2014, Orlando, FL
World Cargo Symposium 2014 ........11-13 March, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles
Transport Industry Apps For That - iPhones & Droids>>>>>>>>>
Asana Mobile: Helps small business staff stay up to date by creating personal task lists that open for view.
CamCard: Lets users scan business cards directly into your phone and automatically adding it to your into contacts.
MobileDay: An app that bypasses the need for users to remember access codes to conference calls.
SignNow: Digital signature capture app that allows documents to be uploaded and signed via smartphone.
Shoeboxed: This easy-to-use app keeps track of all your business receipts through scanning and categorizing them.
Airbus' Beluga: Inside the world's strangest-looking cargo airplane
Amazing Shell Gasoline Ad -- Rome, Rio, New York, Hong Kong, Honolulu & Monaco
Delta's 80's In-Flight Safety Video
Da Vinci Residence Tower -- A Dynamic Architecture Building Which Will Rotate & Generate Electricity -- Amazing
Do Commercial Pilots Prefer Long-Haul or Short Haul-Flights?
End of an Era: Delta's DC-9 Completes Final Scheduled Flight
Explore 30 Years of Apple Innovation On The Mac
Hey, Let's Use a Helicopter as a Tugboat! -- Video
I Fought For You
iPad Beer Dispenser -- we want one of these!
The New Littoral Combat Ship USS
President Kennedy Furious Over Pan Am Concorde Order In Declassified Phone Calls -- Audio
Stunning Video Shows Virgin Galactic Space Ship Two Test Flight
Timber barge Seaspan Harveste has a quick method of unloading -- video Jan. 2014
The Ultimate Ground Speed Check - Tales from the Blackbird
Ugly Ducklings & Steaming the Way to Victory in WWII
Useful Dog Tricks
Written from wire stories, the Associated Press, Reuters, Hong Kong Shipping News Lloyds & other world sources.
Michael S. McDaniel, Esq. Editor (Countryman & McDaniel)
Christoph M. Wahner, Esq. (Countryman & McDaniel) Daily Vessel Casualties
Bruce Lindsay, Esq. (Countryman & McDaniel)
Maria Jackson (Countryman & McDaniel)
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