Glen Rice’s 2007 big-bunk W900 and savings from next-gen oil bypass, fuel treatment

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WVU Mountaineers - 2007 NIT Champs!

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NEW YORK -- West Virginia has a championship to help lessen the disappointment of missing the NCAA Tournament. Frank Young and the Mountaineers shot past Clemson to their first NIT title in 65 years. Young scored 24 points, including six 3-pointers, and De'Sean Butler added 20 points to help West Virginia beat Clemson 78-73 in the National Invitation Tournament final Thursday night.

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Back to Basics in 2007 - 3PL Defined

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Good luck in all of your 2007 endeavors! Organizations want to develop products for global markets. At the same time, they need to source material globally to be competitive. One of today's trends to solve this problem is outsourcing logistics or using third-party logistics (3PL) to manage complex distribution requirements. Organizations have developed strategic alliances with 3PL companies all over the world to manage their logistics operations network.

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Mountaineers Victorious on New Year's Day!

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38 - 35 What a great way to start out 2007! Good luck in 2007 Happy New Year! Mountaineers win the Gator Bowl with a huge comeback against Georgia Tech! All the best.I'll ll start posting this week!

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China Leads RFID Utilization

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billion to be spent globally on RFID in 2007. billion of the 2007 Chinese total is being spent on 300 million of these cards plus their associated systems. The 2007 card deliveries are part of a larger multiyear $6 billion national project, by far the largest RFID project in the world. billion RFID market for 2007.

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Viking Blood Spilled / A Brewer Takes the Helm

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Carlsberg's Nils Smedegaard Andersen named as CEO As from 1st December 2007 Nils Smedegaard Andersen (CEO of Carlsberg A/S) will take up the position as Group CEO of A.P. Stubkjær has not wished to continue in alternative position within the Group and has consequently decided to leave the Group as from 1st July 2007. Tommy Thomsen has not wished to continue in alternative position within the Group and has therefore decided to leave the Group as from 1st July 2007

TI Confirms More M&A Via GLS Report

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The report, Global Logistics Strategies 2007, tracked more than 290 deals in 2006, with the largest investment being made in ports, airports and other transport infrastructure operations. The disclosed value of mergers and acquisition deals in the global transport and logistics industry during 2006 rose 8.6 percent over 2005 to £36.7 billion ($73.4 billion), London-based Transport Intelligence said in a new report.

West Liberty State College Board Post

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November 30, 2007 Michael J. Stolarczyk Appointed to the West Liberty State College Board of Governors West Liberty State College recently welcomed Michael J. Stolarczyk to serve as a member of its Board of Governors. Stolarczyk is a senior director for Exel, the North American leader in supply chain management and contract logistics. The company is headquartered in Westerville, Ohio. “I I am honored to have been chosen to serve on the board of West Liberty State College.

SafMarine "Containerizes" Education in Zambia

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Zambia’s Amano Christian School today (Tuesday, September 18, 2007) celebrated the official opening of new school facilities constructed entirely from shipping containers donated by multi-trade shipping line, Safmarine. According to Philip Grove, Chairman of the Amano School’s Board of Trustees, construction of the Amano container school - which takes its name from the Bemba word for ‘wisdom’’ – first began in 2003 and was completed in 2007.

CSI and SS/L Will Create NASA COTS Proposal

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VERSION OF CSI’S LEO EXPRESSSM CARGO SYSTEM Laguna Woods, CA, December 11, 2007 — Constellation Services International, Inc. CONSTELLATION SERVICES INTERNATIONAL AND SPACE SYSTEMS LORAL TEAM ON NASA COTS PROPOSAL USING A U.S. CSI) is collaborating with Space Systems Loral (SS/L) to pursue a funded Space Act Agreement with NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program.

NAFTA's New Trade Highs.Are You Suprised?

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billion in March 2007, the highest monthly level ever recorded. surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico jumped 97 percent from March 1997 to March 2007, with imports growing 110.4 The United States, Canada, and Latin America have the potential to form the world's next great trading bloc - as long as the nations move quickly to improve transportation infrastructure and simplify customs requirements.

Suggested Reading continued.what to avoid, unless you are stuck in O'hare!

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Read this instead: “Crazy Bosses” by Stanley Bing (Collins, 2007) Why: These are the managers that you’re actually going to run into, so you’d better be prepared for them. Norton, 2007) Why: Since you’re probably not going to start your own business and you’ve already got money in the stock market, you’d best know how to invest wisely.

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

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Joyous Holidays! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Thank you for checking out my blog this year! I going to take a few weeks off to enjoy the holiday season with my family. I hope you all will do the same! I will start posting again in January 2008! Many sincere thanks, Michael J. Stolarczyk

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Beluga builds first cargo vessel with innovative auxiliary propulsion system

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“You have to have the courage to try out something new,” as Niels Stolberg, CEO of Beluga Shipping GmbH, comments the first application of the innovative SkySails towing kite propulsion system on a cargo vessel worldwide. This courage is based on the certainty that the SkySails system is the only sail system in the maritime shipping sector to date that can be used in commercial operation without any restrictions in vessel use.

CMA-CGM To Purchase U.S.Lines

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Lines is set to become the latest small-scale carrier to join France's CMA CGM Group after the Marseilles company announced today that a takeover agreement has been reached. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Lines was established in November 2003 after Ed Aldridge, a former APL and Sea-Land executive, and other managers bought the famous brand. The original U.S. Lines run by Malcolm McLean ceased trading in 1986.

Some reading suggestions, while you wait in the airport!

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The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use News Releases, Blogs, Podcasting, Viral Marketing and Online Media to Reach Buyers Directly” by David Meerman Scott (Wiley, 2007) Publisher’s Blurb: “Shows you how to leverage the potential that Web-based communication offers large and small companies, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, political organizations, consultants, even rock bands and churches.” A lot of business books get popular, but the most useful don’t always stay on the corporate radar.

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Samskip Buys Reefer Company Icepak

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Samskip agains makes an acquisition that finds one more puzzle piece to finish their long-term vision.Hassing, Winther, and the Icelandic crew continue to tactically evolve the Samskip brand. Samskip has acquired the reefer logistics company Icepak, which has offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Jersey and Seattle in the United States. Financial details were not disclosed.

DP World raises $4.9 billion in stock sale!

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DP World, the ship terminal operating company that U.S. politicians shunned, got a warm welcome from investors today as it was able to raise $4.9 billion through a sale of a 23 percent stake to the public. Far more investors wanted to buy shares in the company than was available – the issue was oversubscribed by 15 times. With that strong demand, the company was able to sell stock for $1.30 per share, the top end of the range that investment bankers had set. DP World paid $6.8

New JoC.com Section - My JoC Tens post:

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Companies often think their picking operation is efficient as long as products roll out on time and customers are happy. But most picking operations in warehouses across America could use a reorganization, and its all about the process you know. and training, and people, and systems! The following are 10 tips to improve your warehouse operation. Profile your orders.

Drewry: Labor costs deflate China's bubble, near-sourcing on the rise

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Hey, I just reviewed this white paper and its pretty interesting.Drewry has always been a subtle shill for the ocean transport industry (and there is nothing wrong with that.the industry needs the support)and they remain bullish on China. I am more skeptical.going back to my " why not outsource in our back yard " posts earlier this year.Check out the link below and read the white paper.

CHaINA Awards

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Couple of weeks ago, the China Supply Chain Council presented its CHaINA Awards for the third times to celebrate superior achievements that are enabled by supply chain management in China. Over 150 supply chain senior executives gathered to give recognition and compliments to five outstanding winners at a prestigious gala dinner held at the Shanghai Regent Hotel on November 8.

53's On The High Seas

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Big box stores will now be able to ship their goods to the United State in bigger boxes. APL said that it will begin offering shippers the option to move cargo in 53-foot containers, a move it says could "make a significant difference to the economics of transpacific trade." The Singapore-based carrier said it will take delivery of what it called the "world's first ocean-capable 53-foot boxes" on Nov.

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Vikings! Put your oars in the water and row like a Mother __r!

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Maersk Line Monday once again denied it is planning to unleash an express 18-day service from the Far East to New York, when American Shipper asked to confirm information received that the shipping line has booked slots with the Panama Canal Authority for its 4,150-TEU B-class ships believed to have service speeds of about 29 to 30 knots. Six of the seven ships in the Panamax series have been delivered from German subsidiary Volkswerft Stralsund.

Dubai Ports in Cuba! The saga continues.

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The plans are a holdover from Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co., which DP World bought for $6.8 billion in 2006, according to Reuters. The state-owned company was forced to divest its U.S. port assets after a domestic political row about whether the DP World terminals would be a potential entry point for terrorists. The United States currently embargoes most trade to the island nation in an effort to change the communist regime of Fidel Castro.

Maxwell A. Stolarczyk / Attends Young Leaders State Conference

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Maxwell A. Stolarczyk Hastings Middle School Student Selected For State Leadership Conference National Your Leaders State Conference in Ohio Honoring Area’s Most Highly-Acclaimed Students to be held October 25th through the 28th Columbus, OHIO – This October, Upper Arlington middle school student, Mr. Maxwell A.

Samskip Inks Deal With Alcoa

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Alcoa Fjardaál, a new Icelandic plant for Canada's Alcoa, one of the world’s largest producers of aluminum, has contracted Samskip to handle shipments to Europe over the next five years. The planned annual production capacity of Alcoa Fjardaál is 346,000 tons, of which about 80 percent is expected to go to European customers. Samskip will be responsible for shipments to Rotterdam and for organizing on-carriage to customers throughout Europe.

New insects discovered in Colombian Export shipment

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Agricultural specialists at San Juan International Airport in Puerto Rico have detected a new species of insect entering the United States during inspections of cut flowers, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said last week. The new species were identified by Smithsonian Museum experts as Neoxaba sp. and Monolocoris. They were found in a shipment of 42 boxes of foliage from Colombia.

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CSI Signs Deal with ULA

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United Launch Alliance's Lockheed Martin Atlas V rocket could form part of a bid for funds from NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) demonstration programme, if they become available following October's expected departure of Rocketplane Kistler (RpK) from COTS.

DPWN Net Income Down, but Express Starts To Impress

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The company’s management will present the full accounts for 2006 on March 20, when a guidance for 2007 will be made DHL parent’s profit down in 2006 German mail, express and logistics giant Deutsche Post World Net, owners of DHL, reported a group net income of 1.9 billion euros ($2.5 billion) in 2006, down 14.3 percent compared to 2.2 billion euros in the previous year.

BitLogistics Blog

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My old buddy Ken Lyon continues to be ahead of the logistics curve with VisableLogistics and its partner site BitLogistics. He was gracious enough to list me on his new blog role, so I am returning the favor. Check it out “logheads!” BitLogistics provides solutions for monitoring and managing supply chains, both large and small, simple or complex. Supply chain visibility Supply chains are a vital support for the global economy.

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Locative Solutions and a brief history of Logistics

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I had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Charles Brown’s Marketing Club here at Exel’s Americas Support Center this morning. Yes, this group is from West Virginia University’s Business and Economics School. Since these soon-to-be executives were here to experience the real world, it got me to thinking about the history of logistics and the supply chain…damn! Am I starting to sound like an old man, or what?

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Logistics M&A Still Going Strong, According to LT.

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Looking to build a foundation for further growth in both the US and international freight markets, New Zealand’s global logistics supplier, Mainfreight Ltd., will spend $53.7 million to acquire US-based Target Logistics. Ranked as one of New Zealand’s top 20 companies, Mainfreight has 3,000 employees based in that country, Australia, Asia and the US. Target Logistics offers domestic and international time-definite freight forwarding and logistics services.

Samskip Doubles ScanBalt Presence

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Samskip has doubled the frequency of its ScanBalt service, which links the United Kingdom and Benelux ports with Sweden, Russia and the Baltic. The 366-TEU Ute S has been added to the service calling only at the Swedish port of Helsingborg (Friday), Hull (Sunday) in the United Kingdom and Rotterdam (Tuesday) in the Netherlands.

To dip, or not to dip.that is the question!

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One of you shippers or importers out there feel like opening that discussion during the 2007 Transpacific rate negotiations? STB: Rail fuel surcharges must be tied to actual costs The U.S. Surface Transportation Board today concluded its inquiry into railroad fuel surcharge practices by issuing a final rule declaring it an unreasonable practice for railroads to compute fuel surcharges in a manner that does not correlate with actual fuel costs for specific rail shipments.

Yeah, It Is Already August and I haven't Posted Squat!

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Don't worry, I will have time to get back into the posting mood very soon. I hope your summer has been a good one. I have noticed that plenty of people keep visiting my blog.I owe you guys big time. Thanks for checking in and I will get back to work this month. All the best.MJS.

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