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Day: August 26, 2020

Border officers seize $29M in meth in shipments from Mexico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized methamphetamine worth more than $29 million in separate incidents at the World Trade Bridge, authorities said. The first case occurred Aug. 14 when a tractor-trailer from Mexico carrying an industrial mixing machine arrived at the bridge’s cargo facility. CBP found 1,211 pounds of meth in the

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Hurricane Laura: United Airlines cancels flights, cargo delayed

A total of 414 flights were canceled at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston as of Wednesday afternoon as Hurricane Laura, now a Category 4 storm, bears down on the Texas coast. The Houston Airport System also said on its website that 66 flights have been canceled at Hobby Airport. United Airlines has canceled more

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UPS names new US, international heads

UPS Inc. (NYSE:UPS) said late Wednesday that it named Nando Cesarone, former head of the company’s international division, to become president of UPS’ U.S. operations. Scott Price, UPS’ chief strategy and transformation officer, will succeed Cesarone as head of UPS International, the company said. Cesarone succeeds George Willis, who will retire after 36 years at

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Truck stops close shop ahead of Hurricane Laura

Truck stops along the U.S. Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana are preparing for a potentially devastating hurricane by closing locations ahead of the storm. “Love’s is monitoring the latest developments as Hurricane Laura nears landfall in the Gulf Coast area,” Love’s Travel Stops posted in a bulletin issued at 12:15 pm EDT. “We are

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LA and Long Beach ports could learn from Mister Rogers

Mister Rogers sang songs and staged puppet shows to teach us how to be good neighbors. Well, Mister Rogers is dead and the world has gone to hell in a handbasket. Perhaps we have set aside being neighborly during the COVID-caused economic firestorm that is proving fatal for businesses large and small.  For our story,

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As Hurricane Laura lunges shoreward, oil markets remain nonplussed

Oil markets and diesel in particular continued to show little reaction to the impending arrival of Hurricane Laura in a key Gulf Coast refining center, even though the storm has the potential to impact refining in nearly unprecedented ways. The ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) contract on the CME actually declined on the day, dropping

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Trans-Atlantic LCL steady despite COVID-19

Ocean freight consolidators and forwarders have taken comfort in less-than-container-load (LCL) volumes and services in the U.S. trans-Atlantic trades, despite the ongoing economic headwinds caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In recent months, more American and European shippers have turned to LCL services as a cheaper alternative to air freight and a way to counter ocean

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Triten acquires XPO facility in sale-leaseback agreement

Triten Real Estate Partners (TREP) announced further expansion of its industrial service facility (ISF) portfolio with the off-market acquisition of a less-than-truckload (LTL) cross-dock facility in northwest Houston from XPO Logistics Inc. (NYSE: XPO). The 19,000-square-foot terminal with 59 doors sits on 7.8 acres, providing a trailer storage yard and parking. The facility is located

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Sales call role play for the win – Put That Coffee Down (with video)

On today’s episode, Dooner and Hill are talking all about sales call role-playing strategies to prepare your team for the win. Learn how to prepare for calls, write scripts, and pick perspectives and scenarios for your next (or first) role-play training session. They’re joined by special guests Carolina Muñoz and Ivan Moreno of HubTek. Plus,

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