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Protect Your Move: Smart Ways To Avoid Moving Scams

The process of moving house can be a complicated affair where your money, time and nerves will be tested to their limits – at least in the majority of relocation cases, that is. Proper organization is crucial to the success of your upcoming residential move, and as a rule – the fewer moving and packing mistakes you make, the higher the chances are of having a smooth move.

In an ideal world, the quality of the professional moving services you choose to use will be nothing short of outstanding – all the way from the initial contact with the mover to the problem-free delivery of your items to the new house or apartment. After all, you’re paying big money to have your household items taken proper care of: packed, carried to the moving vehicle, loaded, transported, taken inside the home, and unpacked/installed, if applicable.

Regrettably, we don’t live in an ideal world and it is possible that you could get in touch with a dishonest moving company, especially if you haven’t done your home..

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Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach See Lower July Volumes

Cargo container volumes at two Californian ports, the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles, decreased in July, compared to the same month last year. “Due to continued market uncertainty and high inventory levels, the traditional holiday peak season is off to a slow start,” the port authority said.

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Zika Risk Puts U.S. on China’s Import Restriction List

The U.S.-based Agriculture Transportation Coalition said in a statement that it expects that the new rules will disrupt U.S. exporters’ ability to deliver goods in an affordable and timely manner. That said, the publication by the Chinese regulators fails to define matters such as how to treat and inspect shipments.

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Understanding Cyber Incidents

A first for the shipping industry, The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships, was launched only last week and provides clear and comprehensive information on cyber security risks to ships. The guidelines identify the “enemy” represented by the activists, criminals, opportunists, terrorists and various state-sponsored elements who could mount a cyber attack on the industry. They provide an understanding of the nature of the potential threat and offer advice on how risks and vulnerabilities can be assessed.

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Cargo demand weakens at Brussels Airport as airlines reduce services

Brussels Airport saw cargo volumes decline in June as airlines reduced services and cancelled flights in response to weakening demand. The European airport saw total cargo volumes decline by 8.8% year on year in July to 39,689 tons. The largest decrease in percentage terms was felt by its belly cargo business, which was 16.5% down on a year earlier to 9,827 tons.

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FMCSA Launches New Safety Campaign to Raise Awareness about Sharing the Road with Large Trucks and Buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) yesterday announced the launch of its new safety-focused campaign, “Our Roads, Our Responsibility,” to raise public awareness about how to operate safely around large trucks and buses, or commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).

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First Amazon ‘Prime Air’ Flight Lands at Ohio Airport

The first “Prime Air” flight Atlas Air Worldwide flew for e-commerce giant Amazon.com landed at Wilmington, Ohio, Air Park Aug. 10, cementing what appears to be a growing relationship between Amazon and Southwestern Ohio.

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Colombo port’s new warehouse to be opened

Sri Lanka Ports Authority has announced that Colombo Port has taken several steps to expand warehouse facilities. Under the first phase Sri Lanka Ports Authority stated that warehouse CFS 01 which was constructed, is to be opened on the 10th of August for the 37th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority.

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Air Cargo Advance Screening pilot extended another year in U.S.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) agency announced late last month that its Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) pilot program will be given yet another one-year extension. The program will be extended through July 26, 2017, giving various supply chain stakeholders another 12 months to prepare for the mandatory advanced filing of information about inbound cargo in the United States.

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3PL Market is Expected to Reach $1Billion by 2022 Says Allied Market Research

According to new research report published by Allied Market Research, titled “World Third Party Logistics (3PL) Market – Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014–2022”, the global third party logistics market is expected to reach $1,110 billion, registering a CAGR of 5.16% during the forecast period 2016-2022.

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