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Archives for February 2016

Unrest in India and the Impact on Global Supply Chains

IndiaUnrest

Recent protests in Northern India states resulted in the mass blockade of key roadways, national highways, and the railway system. The area most significantly impacted has been India’s National Capital Region (NCR)—which includes Delhi and the neighboring states of Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan—with millions of people affected.
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Will Jet Fuel Surcharges be a Thing of the Past?

AirBlogPost

For some time, airlines have been using a pricing structure that included various surcharges. Fuel, security, and other surcharges served to help air carriers recover fluctuating external costs, like skyrocketing fuel prices or the added expenses tied to changing security measures. Miscellaneous fees have become familiar costs, but we’re on the cusp of a pricing structure shift.
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Learn, Network, and Problem Solve: Gearing Up for the 2016 TPM Annual Conference

Freight Savings in Spain

There are a lot of things happening in our industry right now, and there are many anticipated changes on the horizon. But one thing remains constant, and that’s my excitement for the TPM Annual Conference. Over the last 15 years, TPM has become a well-known source for information and networking within the global container shipping and logistics community.
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The Sweet Side of Logistics: Roses for Valentine’s Day

Roses

Editor’s note: We posted this infographic two years ago, but we’re sharing it again today in the spirit of the holiday. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is here, and retailers have enjoyed a weekend of holiday-related sales. Over the last two weeks, roses have been making their way from fields to stores across the country, all so that consumers can treat their Valentines to fresh bouquets of beautiful blooms. But just what did that journey entail? » Read More