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Friday, August 01, 2014

With NFL training camps in full swing, it stands to reason that Congress must be replete with football fans, given how it basically has elected to punt on federal transportation funding yet again, with the Senate yesterday signing off on a ten-month bill to keep federal surface transportation funding intact through May 2015 through a nearly $11 billion stopgap measure.
Posted on 08/01 at 08:46 AM
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

The advance estimate for second quarter GDP at 4.0 percent could serve as a sign of a steadier and improving economy.
Posted on 07/31 at 08:16 AM
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Flags of Convenience are a fact of life in the commercial maritime trade, but several European political action groups are worried that they will pose a threat to the Continent’s air cargo industry.
Posted on 07/29 at 02:55 PM
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Data issued by the National Retail Federation lowered its 2014 retail sales forecast, due to a slow first six months of the year (and largely negatively influenced by the terrible winter weather), but noted that retail sales are expected to be strong over the next five months to finish the year.
Posted on 07/28 at 10:17 AM
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Friday, July 25, 2014

The saga continues, as the PMA and ILWU plan to resume their contract negotiations on Monday, August 4, in San Francisco
Posted on 07/25 at 07:57 PM
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Getting items ordered online to your home on a same-day basis is as important or relevant as it needs to be, and it depends on things like the type of products being ordered and its relative urgency as well. This was put into better perspective for me during a recent conversation I had with Dr. Victor Allis, CEO of Quintiq, a supply chain vendor specializing in a single optimization and planning platform.
Posted on 07/23 at 11:42 AM
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Amid the talk and coverage about things negatively impacting the trucking industry like increasing regulations, tight capacity, and equipment-related issues and challenges, there is one thing to always remember about the sector: it moves a lot of freight, make that more than a lot, actually.
Posted on 07/21 at 11:10 AM
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Friday, July 18, 2014

The good news is that while there is no contract extension in place, both parties have pledged to keep cargo moving.
Posted on 07/18 at 06:50 PM
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

When the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) stages its annual Expo in September, much of the limelight will be placed on the vibrant and fast growing host city of Long Beach.
Posted on 07/15 at 04:43 PM
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Monday, July 14, 2014

While many shippers are concerned about the progress (or lack thereof) in West Coast labor relationships, ocean carriers serving the trade have expressed optimism by announcing a proposed rate hike.
Posted on 07/14 at 08:18 PM
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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

A letter from the NRF and nearly 70 other supply chain stakeholders to PMA and ILWU leadership is calling for a new labor agreement to keep a tenuous situation from becoming untenable.
Posted on 07/09 at 01:40 PM
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Monday, July 07, 2014

Hamburg Sud and Evergreen finished closely behind in the AgTC voting, and were also recognized for their superior performance. Congratulations to all three.
Posted on 07/07 at 07:19 PM
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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Shippers have been assured that negotiations for a new labor contract covering nearly 20,000 dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports will continue to move forward.
Posted on 07/02 at 08:39 AM
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Agriculture Transportation Coalition’s 26th annual meeting convenes in San Francisco today, as shippers confront a whole host of new challenges.
Posted on 06/26 at 03:46 PM
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

In the Wall Street Journal this week, a report cited how Henry Paulson, for U.S. Treasury Secretary, Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York, and hedge-fund billionaire Tom Steyer banded together to issue a bipartisan report, entitled “Risky Business” that stresses the point that “climate change could cost the country billions of dollars over the next two decades,” and, as Paulson said in the article, “to depoliticize the climate change debate and instead focus on how it poses an economic threat to U.S. businesses.
Posted on 06/25 at 01:51 PM
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