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Monday, August 05, 2013

Following the tragic event on July 6 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, when a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway train carrying crude oil derailed, resulting in a massive explosion and 47 casualties, Transport Canada, the Canadian equivalent of the United States Department of Transportation, issued an emergency directive designed to increase rail safety.
Posted on 08/05 at 08:42 AM
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

With both China and India losing ground within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this past year, it appears that tiny Singapore is regaining business from U.S. multinationals seeking a stable shipping and sourcing alternative.
Posted on 07/30 at 12:03 PM
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Monday, July 29, 2013

An expert offers up advice for shippers regarding how to deal with rising diesel costs.
Posted on 07/29 at 09:30 AM
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Monday, July 22, 2013

It has only been barely three weeks since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) new motor carrier Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules took effect. Before the July 1 effective date, there was (and still remains really) much speculation and conjecture surrounding exactly what the impact of the new rules is or will eventually turn out to be.
Posted on 07/22 at 09:19 AM
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Monday, July 15, 2013

Despite a promising start this year, U.S. exports are failing to gain the traction needed for sustainable long-term growth.
Posted on 07/15 at 08:07 AM
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Friday, July 12, 2013

In the not-so-distant past the great cargo seaports in our global marketplace were fairly fixed destinations, with little incentive to change.
Posted on 07/12 at 03:01 PM
BlogsOcean FreightLogisticsTransportationPermalink


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Even if a sales tax is applied for online purchases, the e-commerce supply chain will likely emerge unscathed.
Posted on 07/11 at 07:08 AM
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Monday, July 08, 2013

Seasonally adjusted employment data released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that staffing firms added 9,500 new jobs from May to June (up 0.4%).
Posted on 07/08 at 04:08 PM
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New Department of Transportation Secretary will need to hit the ground running in order to best address the myriad tasks at hand in his new gig.
Posted on 07/08 at 09:16 AM
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Sunday, July 07, 2013

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Seaport Index traces port success to infrastructure improvements, connectivity, availability of distribution center space, and proximity to population density
Posted on 07/07 at 08:23 PM
BlogsGlobal LogisticsOcean FreightLogisticsPermalink


Wednesday, July 03, 2013

While logistics managers may note that the ISM purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has bounced back over 50 to 50.9 in June from 49.0 in May, some economists maintain that such surveys may not mean much.
Posted on 07/03 at 07:05 PM
BlogsGlobal LogisticsLogisticsTransportationPermalink


Monday, July 01, 2013

If the moribund air cargo industry is to finally stage a turnaround, the Pacific Rim will play a major role
Posted on 07/01 at 03:29 PM
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The UPS Freight boss touched upon a wide range of topics, including the dynamics of customer relationships, the freight market, and in industry regulations, among others.
Posted on 07/01 at 12:17 PM
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The American Trucking Associations says that truckload volumes will grow 3.2 percent through 2018 and 1.1 percent annually between 2019 and 2024. Less-than-truckload volume should grow 3.5 percent annually through 2018 and by 2.4 percent until 2024.
Posted on 06/26 at 10:13 AM
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Cushman & Wakefield has released a comprehensive white paper entitled “The Changing World of Trade” that indentifies winning strategies for adapting to the new “demand economy.”
Posted on 06/25 at 04:06 PM
BlogsGlobal LogisticsLogisticsTransportationPermalink



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