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Reflection on US Legislation Proposed: H.R.3684 - Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Before going to Capitol Hill... Update Needed?  In a 1974 interview Arthur C. Clarke told ABC that every household in 2001 would have a computer, announcing such marvels as "you can live anywhere on earth and do your business…!" This in reality may only have just been realized…

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China applies to join CPTPP trade agreement

"The Chinese government said on Thursday it has officially applied to join the 11-member Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, or CPTPP. The move appears to be an attempt by China to increase its influence in the Asia-Pacific region. The administration of former US President Donald Trump pulled his country out of the original trade pact, known as the…

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US container shipping system tilting against exporters

[caption caption="The Federal Maritime Commission has expanded the scope of a fact-finding investigation into carrier practices, including “practices related to the carriage of US exports.” Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]US exporter...

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Technology providers take aim at commercial invoice challenge

[caption caption="Commercial invoice automation is a particularly tricky task for automation given the variety of formats and fields such documents can contain across different vendors and regions. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Dem...

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JOC Uncharted: Shippers vs. carriers as market tension rises

[caption caption="Spot rates on Asia-Europe hit record levels last week as strong and sustained demand overwhelmed carriers and worsened an equipment imbalance that has built on the major trades over the past three months. Photo credit: Shutter...

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JOC Uncharted: Shippers vs. carriers as market tension rises

[caption caption="Spot rates on Asia-Europe hit record levels last week as strong and sustained demand overwhelmed carriers and worsened an equipment imbalance that has built on the major trades over the past three months. Photo credit: Shutter...

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FMC reviewing whether ag export booking rejections violate Shipping Act

[caption caption="The cost of moving a loaded export container from the interior US to the West Coast can add more than $1,000 to the ocean rate. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) chairperson Michael K...

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Parcel at the Peak: How Consumer Habits Are Changing the Dynamic

Moderator: Cathy Morrow Roberson, Senior Editor, Parcel and Last-Mile Shipping, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit Speaker(s): TBC *Check back soon for more information! Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more informati...

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