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TransCore data cites highest spot market freight availability on record for August

Posted 09/17 · 10:27 AM · LM Editorial
The drumroll for high spot market freight availability continues to beat along, according to the most recent data from the TransCore North American Freight Index.

Matson expands its service into China

Posted 09/17 · 08:29 AM · LM Editorial
The Long Beach Express service will have first departures from Hong Kong and Yantian and a new second weekly call at Shanghai.
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Pulse of Commerce Index is down 1.0 percent in August

Posted 09/15 · 08:22 AM · LM Editorial
Following a nearly 2 percent gain in July, the results from the most recent Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) took a slight dip in August

Transport Capital Partners’ survey data shows a promising outlook for trucking market

Posted 09/13 · 09:17 AM · LM Editorial
Trucking executives are feeling somewhat optimistic about business conditions heading into the fourth quarter, according to the results of a recent survey from Transport Capital Partners (TCP).

AAPA Meets in Canada

Posted 09/12 · 06:54 PM · LM Editorial
Atlantic Canada's largest city and the modern, bustling cargo facilities at the Port of Halifax will be the backdrop for the American Association of Port Authorities' 99th Annual Convention and Exhibition, Sept. 19-23, in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Logistics Freight forwarding volumes return

Posted 09/10 · 10:00 AM · LM Editorial
Freight forwarders have been trying to remain confident during the rocky economic rebound. However, industry analysts report that demand has recovered at a remarkable rate in 2010, signaling a whole new set of challenges for forwarders and shippers alike.

Agricultural shippers face added container chassis expense

Posted 09/09 · 06:20 PM · LM Editorial
In a letter sent to shippers today, the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC), said several major ocean carriers will no longer be providing container chassis.

WTO reports surge in global trade

Posted 09/03 · 12:02 PM · LM Editorial
The value of world merchandise trade rose around 25 percent in the first six months of 2010 up strongly from the same period of 2009.
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BTS says surface trade with NAFTA partners up 37.6 percent in June

Posted 08/31 · 10:04 AM · LM Editorial
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 37.6 percent in June 2010 compared to June 2009, increasing to $69.9 billion, according to data released by the United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

More questions than answers when it comes to logistics landscape

Posted 08/31 · 08:31 AM · LM Editorial
Every so often, it is good to take stock of what is going on in your world—and the world around you for that matter. With that in mind, now is a good time to assess what is happening in the world of freight transportation, supply chain, and logistics.

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