US ports cheered by news that workers have agreed contract extension to 2022

US west coast ports received a welcome boost on Friday with early projections indicating that port workers had approved an extension to their collective bargaining agreement (CBA). The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) said reporting from local unions suggested the CBA extension with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) would pass by 67%.

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19 Steps to Creating a Lean and Green Supply Chain

Nurturing a green, sustainable supply chain benefits the environment and your bottom line. Here are some tactics—from analyzing your transportation network and warehouse design to looking for recycling opportunities—to help you go green and get lean.

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Panama Canal’s locks out of service due to repairs

The Panama Canal Authority announced that, the EAST lane of Miraflores Locks will be out of service for ten days, due to scheduled dry chamber repair work. Beginning at 2200 hours on Monday, 31 July, until 2359 hours on Thursday, 10 August, the Locks will be out of service for scheduled dry chamber repair work on Miter Gates 104, 105, 120, and 121. During this period, Miter Gates 122 and 123 will also be installed in position 120-121.

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Rise in global pro-trade measures disrupts Trump’s protectionist narrative

Since last October, the World Trade Organization (WTO) registered the lowest monthly average implementation of new trade restrictions since the financial crisis of 2008, providing a surprising counternarrative to President Trump’s agenda. It turns out the European Union is actually quite disposed to free trade, outlining the framework for an economic mega-bloc with Japan earlier this month, and having established free-trade deals with 38 countries so far.

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Coleman World Group’s Jeff Coleman takes on new advocacy role for Army

Jeff Coleman, president and CEO of Coleman World Group, has been appointed as civilian aide to the secretary of the Army. Civilian aides to the secretary of the army are business and community leaders appointed to advise and support Army leaders throughout the U.S. CASAs include educators, business leaders, attorneys and others. CASAs advise Army officials concerning public sentiment regarding the Army in their areas and promote the Army at local events and public speaking engagements.

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Sacramento Household Moving Tips from Expert Movers

How confident are you about your move? When you really get
into the thick of things, you may realize you aren’t nearly as comfortable as
you’d like to be. There are so many things to consider!
Hiring a team of professional Sacramento movers can
help, but there are a few things you can do that will…

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Arpin employee raises $5,000 for veterans’ charity, honored as top 10 individual fundraiser

Mark Dearborn, vice president of corporate accounts of Arpin Group, raised $5,000 for the Boston-based veterans charity fundraiser event, Run to Home Base. He was honored as a top 10 individual fundraiser and an all-star fundraiser. Dearborn has been participating in Run to Home Base since 2014 and has personally raised $13,000 for the charity. He ran the 9-kilometer course in 43 minutes, a personal best.

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Far East traffic boosts Schiphol cargo volumes

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol saw cargo demand improve by 8.7% year on year during the first six months of 2017, with volumes boosted by Far East tarffic. In total, Europe's number three cargo airport saw demand over the first six months reach 866,713 tonnes, up from 797,069 tonnes during the same period in 2016.

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