Trade Panel Upholds Canadian Softwood Duties - Dec 15, 2017 

This means that hefty duties on softwood lumber will go forward and will remain in place until a new Softwood Lumber Agreement is reached between the two countries or international tribunals rule on challenges already brought by the Canadian government.; 3PL Study Points to Continuing Trends: The study shows the continuation of two trends, 1) The importance of the relationship between shippers and 3PLs, and 2) The importance of adapting to emerging technologies, including blockchain and automation.; Brambles Names New CHEP North America President: The company tapped, Laura Nador, the acting CHEP USA president as the president of CHEP North America effective January 1, 2018.; NEWS IN BRIEF: Fire destroyed a pallet business in Frankfort, Indiana. Some fallout already from the duties imposed on imported Canadian softwood lumber.; Holiday Schedule: Pallet Profile will not be published December 29, 2017. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our readers!