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Kardashian Lemme Truck Stolen From CA Facility, Ransom Note

March 01, 2024
Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian reportedly became the target of a daring heist last week, according to TMZ. A semi-truck carrying $4 million worth of her "Lemme" brand gummy vitamins was stolen from a logistics facility in the San Fernando Valley.
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GA Cargo Theft Investigation Turns Up $1 Million In Stolen Goods

March 01, 2024
Law enforcement in Effingham County, GA along with collaborating agencies, seized over $1 million worth of stolen goods during a cargo theft investigation.
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Kodiak, Martin Brower Testing Autonomous Reefer Route

March 01, 2024
Martin Brower, a food and beverage distributor, and Kodiak Robotics, a developer of self-driving truck technology, have partnered to deliver time-sensitive, refrigerated restaurant supplies between Texas and Oklahoma.
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Port of Long Beach Cargo Volumes Soar 18% in January

March 01, 2024
Cargo volumes at the Port of Long Beach soared to 674,015 total TEUs in January, reflecting an approximately 18% year-over-year increase as retailers rushed to fill warehouses ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday.
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Biagi Bros. Logistics Showcases Nikola Hydrogen Cell Semis

March 01, 2024
Shortly after Nikola announced the completion of the first North American deliveries of its hydrogen fuel cell electric semi trucks, Biagi Bros. Logistics took to social media to showcase its new fleet of Nikola trucks.
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Ikea Sues Convoy Over Unpaid Carriers; Contract Rates Revealed

February 28, 2024
The Ikea corporation has filed an interpleader lawsuit seeking guidance on who should receive payment for freight services amidst the fallout from the collapse of digital freight broker Convoy in October 2023.
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Carrier Review Of The Week: ITF Group LLC 🏆

February 28, 2024
Find the best carriers for your freight with CarrierSource! This week's carrier review highlights ITF Group LLC. Bringing trust to the logistics industry with authentic reviews alongside FMCSA safety, compliance, and insurance information.
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BNSF To Pay Truck Drivers $75 Million For Collecting Fingerprints

February 28, 2024
Railroad giant BNSF has settled a class-action lawsuit for tens of millions of dollars, resolving accusations that they violated Illinois' privacy laws. The lawsuit, filed by a group of over 46,500 truck drivers, claimed BNSF collected their fingerprints without proper consent.
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Lime Shipment Results In $3 Million In Cocaine Seized

February 28, 2024
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Otay Mesa Commercial Facility seized over $3 million worth of cocaine hidden in a shipment of limes on Thursday.
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Family Dollar's Rat-Infested Warehouse Leads To $41 Million Fine

February 28, 2024
Family Dollar Stores, owned by Dollar Tree, has agreed to pay a hefty fine of $41.6 million for knowingly storing and shipping food, cosmetics, drugs, and medical devices from a warehouse in Arkansas that was infested with rodents for several years.
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$2 Million In Drugs Stashed With Shipment of Shelves

February 28, 2024
CBP officers in Tecate, California, uncovered over $2 million worth of drugs on Thursday. During a routine inspection of a box truck carrying "resin shelves," officers noticed anomalies and referred the vehicle for further examination.
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TX Factoring Company Files For Bankruptcy

February 26, 2024
Genesis Network Telecom (GNET), a San Antonio-based factoring company founded in 2005, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation on Wednesday.
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Cargo Theft Bust: Over $1.5 Million Worth Of Goods Recovered

February 26, 2024
In a major bust, Riverside County authorities uncovered a massive operation involving organized retail theft and trailer cargo theft. The raid, culminating from a multi-state investigation, led to the arrest of multiple individuals.
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J.B. Hunt Buying Walmart's Intermodal Assets

February 26, 2024
J.B. Hunt Transport Services has strengthened its ties with Walmart through a long-term intermodal agreement. This collaboration involves both companies committing to increased volume and capacity for intermodal transportation, reflecting their confidence in its efficiency.
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XPO Deploying EV Trucks In California

February 26, 2024
XPO intends to roll out its electric-powered straight trucks in San Pedro Bay starting in April.
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Einride Autonomous Truck Makes GE Deliveries

February 26, 2024
An Einride autonomous truck is currently transporting finished goods to a GE Appliances warehouse located in Selmer, Tennessee, a robot also loads and unloads the freight.
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How Cell Service Outages Impact The Freight Economy

February 23, 2024
Freight brokers and truckers using AT&T networks might be facing bumpy roads – not literally, but digitally. A widespread AT&T outage on Thursday caused issues with back-end TMS and visibility systems used by Motive, Samsara, and Trimble, according to reports.
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Record Breaking Meth Seized By CBP At Eagle Pass Port

February 23, 2024
In a record-breaking bust, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized a staggering 6.5 tons of methamphetamine, valued at over $117 million, at the Camino Real International Bridge on February 18th.
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Flexport Relaunches Convoy App

February 23, 2024
Flexport has introduced the Convoy Platform, a tech solution providing global shippers with access to a marketplace of trucking capacity, including small carriers and owner-operators.
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US Ports Receive Funding For Cybersecurity Upgrades

February 23, 2024
The Biden administration will unveil a series of measures aimed at enhancing the cybersecurity of U.S. ports, crucial entry points for trade, which support 31 million jobs and contribute over $5.4 trillion to the U.S. economy.
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Trucking Owner Accused Of Helping Drivers Cheat CDL Test

February 23, 2024
The owner of an Illinois trucking company is facing federal charges of conspiracy for allegedly assisting individuals in cheating on the written portion of the commercial driver’s license exam.
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Apollo Advisory Group: Supply Chain Dreaming

February 22, 2024
Apollo Advisory Group is excited to announce its launch, spearheaded by industry veteran Alexander Folk. With a rich background in supply chain, including the successful sale of BBF Global Logistics to Armstrong Transportation, Alexander brings extensive expertise to the table.
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Denver Couple Found Guilty of Air Cargo Fraud Involving DoD

February 21, 2024
A Denver couple, Michael Aaron Tew (44) and Kimberly Ann Tew (42), have been found guilty of defrauding National Air Cargo, a logistics company supporting the Department of Defense, of a staggering $5 million.
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Carrier Review of the Week: Mone Transport 🏆

February 21, 2024
Carrier Review of the week presented by CarrierSource! CarrierSource helps you find the best carriers to move your freight. Bringing trust to the logistics industry with authentic reviews alongside FMCSA safety, compliance, and insurance information.
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Have Ocean Spot Rates Peaked?

February 21, 2024
In the initial six weeks following the Houthi attacks, the Global Composite Index, as reported by Drewry, surged by an impressive 170% to reach $3,732.70 per twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU), marking the index's highest level since September 2022.
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Georgia Ports See Record Breaking Year With $50B In Trade

February 21, 2024
In 2023, exports from Georgia soared to a record-breaking $49.7 billion, marking the third consecutive year of growth, as reported by the state’s Department of Economic Development.
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Autonomous Trucks Restrictions Under Review

February 19, 2024
A hot topic being discussed in statehouses across the nation, from California to New York, is the deployment of autonomous trucks on public roadways.
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FMCSA Scam Website Portal

February 19, 2024
Scammers are trying to target FMCSA website structure by creating a fake site so fraudsters can attempt to steal your identity.
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Freight Market Still Bottoming Out

February 19, 2024
The Cass Transportation Index report released on Thursday indicated a 7.6% year-over-year decrease in shipments for the month, with a 3.5% decline compared to December.
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XWing & US Airforce: Fully Autonomous Cargo Aircraft

February 19, 2024
A collaborative effort between the U.S. Air Force and Xwing Inc. has successfully showcased the capability of fixed-wing cargo transportation through a point-to-point flight between two airbases.
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Top Reefer Produce Volumes

February 16, 2024
We're exploring the top 10 produce reefer volumes and their origins with data from the USDA from February 2024!
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Port of Los Angeles Posts Great January

February 16, 2024
During January, the Port of Los Angeles managed 855,652 total TEUs, which is the second-best start to the year on record, and marking an 18% increase over the previous year.
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Hydrogen Container Ships: H2 Barge 2

February 16, 2024
The H2 Barge 2 is a groundbreaking hydrogen fuel-cell powered ship specifically engineered for transporting containers along the Rhine River.
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Worst Trucking Bottlenecks In America

February 14, 2024
This designation comes from the annual Top Truck Bottleneck List compiled by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), which assesses the degree of truck-related congestion at over 325 points on the National Highway System.
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US Trade With Mexico Surges to First Position

February 14, 2024
In 2023, Mexico emerged as the United States' largest trade partner, surpassing China, and became the leading source of imports for the country.
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Electric Cargo Plane Makes Debut For US Airforce

February 14, 2024
Pyka, a Silicon Valley startup, marked a significant milestone by delivering its first electric autonomous cargo plane to AFWERX, the US Air Force's innovation network.
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Carrier Review of the Week: CW Freight

February 14, 2024
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Illegally Consolidating Loads, Failing To Deliver

February 14, 2024
A trucking company owner from Ohio, Gurtej Singh, has pleaded guilty to fraud charges stemming from illegal practices such as overbilling shippers, consolidating loads improperly.
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Valentine's Day Roses: How The Supply Chain Works

February 12, 2024
Similar to the logistics challenges of holiday shipping, the intricacies of Valentine’s Day logistics revolve around the critical importance of an efficient supply chain network. Let's take a closer look at the logistics of Cupid’s Valentine’s Day flowers.
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Not So Rosy: Meth Bust At Border 🥀

February 12, 2024
Valentine's Day turned sour for a truck driver who found himself caught with illicit goods hidden among his flowers.
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Systems Failure Stops Trade Between US and Mexico

February 12, 2024
Commercial truck traffic at ports of entry in California and Texas has been severely disrupted over the past few days due to delays in the customs system on Mexico's side of the border.
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XPO Integrating 2,000 Dock Doors

February 12, 2024
XPO Logistics will enhance its network capacity by a net of 2,000 doors following the integration of the 28 former Yellow Corp. truck terminals acquired in last year's bankruptcy auction.
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Super Bowl Logistics: True MVP

February 09, 2024
The Super Bowl ranks as the second-largest eating day in the United States, following Thanksgiving, making it a significant time for food consumption.
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WORLD FIRST: Fully Autonomous Truck Yard

February 09, 2024
ISEE AI has collaborated with a Fortune 100 company to launch the world's premier fully operational, autonomous truck yard in Texas.
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US Container Volumes Soar From China In Q1

February 09, 2024
U.S. container import volumes saw a sizable 7.9% monthly increase this January over December 2023, the largest such gain for January in 7 years.
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XPO Shares Skyrocketed On Big Q4

February 09, 2024
The less-than-truckload carrier reported fourth-quarter adjusted earnings per share of 77 cents, surpassing the consensus estimate by 15 cents but marking a decrease of 21 cents year over year (y/y).
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Transportation Prices Grow After 19-Month Hiatus: The LMI

February 09, 2024
The Logistics Managers’ Index (LMI) saw a notable increase of 5 percentage points, reaching 55.6, with all eight index components indicating growth.
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Crime Ring Busted By Feds: Trucking Drugs from Mexico to Canada

February 07, 2024
Law enforcement authorities arrested ten individuals in various cities, following two federal indictments targeting members of an organized crime syndicate.
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Carrier Review of the Week: RB Intermodal LLC

February 07, 2024
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$450,000 Meth Hidden With Shipment of Soda

February 07, 2024
El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a permanent resident card holder for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine through the U.S. Border Patrol's Highway 86 checkpoint.
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Marten Reports 93% Operating Ratio in Q4

February 07, 2024
In the last quarter, Marten Transport reported a consolidated operating ratio, excluding fuel surcharges, of 93.2%, a slight increase from the third quarter's 92.8%, as indicated in the earnings reports.
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Port Houston Cargo Volumes Surge in December

February 07, 2024
The port processed its highest December on record for loaded exports.
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Salt Lake Trucking Group Guilty of $108M Fraud Against FedEx, Bribing Employees

February 05, 2024
A federal jury has convicted two Utah-based trucking executives, Yevgeny Tuchinsky and Konstantin Tomilin, on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud against shipping giant FedEx Ground.
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$5 Million Worth of Electronics Recovered From Stolen Cargo Trailers

February 05, 2024
An investigation into the theft of a cargo load of flatscreen televisions from a trailer in Los Angeles County earlier this week revealed the discovery of approximately $5 million worth of additional retail merchandise stolen by thieves.
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Logistics Hiring Uptick Despite Demand Woes

February 05, 2024
In January, employment in the logistics sector experienced growth, with trucking, warehousing, and parcel-delivery companies collectively adding jobs from December to January.
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Record Meth Bust at US-Canada Border; Likely Largest Ever

February 05, 2024
Canadian border officials have reportedly made what is likely the largest narcotics seizure in the history of Canada's Western provinces. At the Boissevain port of entry in southern Manitoba, approximately 896 pounds of suspected methamphetamine.
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Multiple Arrested In CDL "Pay-to-Play" Scheme

February 01, 2024
Federal investigators have charged two current and two former Massachusetts State Police (MSP) troopers, along with two others, in connection with a fraudulent commercial driver’s license (CDL) scheme.
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Carrier Review of The Week: NGK Transport Inc

February 01, 2024
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FreightWaves Divesting Media and Tech Businesses

February 01, 2024
FreightWaves has chosen to divest its media business to concentrate solely on its high-frequency global intelligence data service, SONAR.
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UPS Exploring The Sale of Coyote

February 01, 2024
UPS is exploring strategic alternatives for Coyote, including the possibility of selling the business, according to CEO Carol Tomé. The company acquired Coyote in 2015 to diversify its operations.
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Cargo Theft Leads to Massive $5 Million Warehouse Bust In CA

February 01, 2024
In a series of raids from the South Bay to Hollywood, the Los Angeles Police Department uncovered $5 million worth of stolen Nike merchandise. The police arrested a 37-year-old man who was observed delivering stolen Nike products.
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Daimler, Volvo, Navistar form a ‘supergroup’ to super charge electric truck charging infrastructure

February 01, 2024
Daimler Truck North America, Navistar, and Volvo Group North America have joined forces to create a coalition named Powering America’s Commercial Transportation (PACT).
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Cross-Border Freight By Value, November 2023

January 29, 2024
Cross-border freight, particularly truck freight, has shown improvement for a second consecutive month, maintaining a nearly three-year growth streak. In November, truck freight valued at over $82 billion was transported across the borders, marking a nearly 7% decrease from October but indicating almost a 5% growth compared to November 2022.
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Warehousing Employment Continues To Fall

January 29, 2024
U.S. warehouses are experiencing a downturn in hiring as companies pivot from expansion to prioritizing the enhancement of efficiency in their supply chain networks.
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Freight Tech Battle: Samara vs Motive

January 29, 2024
Samsara Inc., a provider of fleet telematics, filed a lawsuit against Motive Technologies in federal court. The suit alleges that Motive Technologies, formerly known as KeepTruckin, unlawfully replicated and utilized Samsara's proprietary technology. Samsara further accuses Motive of engaging in false and misleading advertising practices, as well as creating fictitious accounts to gain unauthorized access to Samsara's connected vehicle platforms.
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Carrier Review of the Week: Featherlite Logistics LLC

January 24, 2024
Carrier Review of the week brought to you by CarrierSource. This week we're highlighting Featherlite Logistics LLC
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Freight Brokerages Decline For Seventh Month 📉

January 24, 2024
Recent statistics indicate that freight brokerages have experienced a contraction for the seventh consecutive month, with a precise decrease of 7.8% compared to a year ago.
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Port Houston, Port of New York and New Jersey See November Declines

January 24, 2024
In November, Port Houston experienced a 15% year-over-year decline in cargo volumes, while Port of New York and New Jersey witnessed an 11% year-over-year decline.
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Venture Capital Money Still Flowing Into Freight Tech

January 22, 2024
Despite discussions about a slowdown in venture capital funding amid economic conditions and higher interest rates, the freight tech sector continues to attract substantial investments.
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J.B Hunt Reports Q4 Drop: Weak Freight Market

January 22, 2024
During the fourth quarter of 2023, J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. reported a decrease in revenue and earnings, citing weaker performance across its segments.
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How Blackjack Saved FedEx From Bankruptcy

January 18, 2024
In the fast-paced world of overnight deliveries, FedEx stands out as a global powerhouse, delivering over 3 billion packages annually to 220 countries. However, the journey to success was far from smooth for founder Frederick Smith. In the early days, facing financial desperation, Smith turned to an unconventional source: gambling in Las Vegas.
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Carrier Review of the Week: Green Hornets Logistics Inc

January 18, 2024
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Maersk, Hapag Lloyd Establish Agreement

January 18, 2024
Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd have revealed their intention to establish the Gemini Cooperation agreement, scheduled to commence in February 2025.
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TIA Warns Congress of Widespread, Rampant Fraud

January 18, 2024
The lobbying group representing 3PLs and brokerage firms asserts that rampant fraud in the trucking industry has burgeoned into an $800 million issue, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is not adequately addressing the issue.
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Carrier Review of the Week: Transit Core LLC

January 11, 2024
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$5.5M Box Truck Drug Bust 🚔

January 11, 2024
On Wednesday, at the Ysleta Port of Entry Cargo Facility, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers thwarted an attempt to smuggle 172.6 pounds of cocaine with a street value exceeding $5.5 million.
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Global Shipping Rate Hikes 🚢

January 11, 2024
The global supply chain is experiencing disruptions as Iran-backed Houthi rebels target vessels in the Red Sea. This has led to a surge in freight prices, with longer transit times around Africa causing delays in product deliveries.
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CBP Reopens 4 Ports of Entry

January 09, 2024
On Thursday, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection reinstated full commercial operations at several border crossings. This included the international bridge in Eagle Pass, Texas, and two Mexico crossings in Arizona. Additionally, CBP announced the reopening of an international pedestrian border crossing in San Diego.
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$10M Cut Flowers Shipment Seized 💐

January 09, 2024
Officers from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, stationed at the World Trade Bridge, successfully confiscated hard narcotics with a total street value exceeding $10,200,000.
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Logistics of Christmas Trees 🎄

December 20, 2023
The Christmas tree, a festive icon, has roots deeper than Santa's naughty and nice list. While the tradition dates back eons, the star-studded commercial debut of Christmas tree sales in the U.S. kicked off in 1850.
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