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Friday, May 22, 2015

Straying from its typical seasonal trajectory, United States-bound waterborne shipments dipped from March to April, according to data recently issued by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.
Posted on 05/22 at 10:22 AM
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One theme tied together all of the presentations, regardless of the topic: The importance of data.
Posted on 05/22 at 09:07 AM
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U.S. carloads were down 10 percent annually at 269,092, and intermodal volume saw a 4.9 percent annual gain to 280,107 containers and trailers.
Posted on 05/22 at 09:03 AM
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Various media outlets reported this week that UPS will pay $25 million to settle allegations that it filed false claims to the federal government over guarantees it made related to delivery of Next Day air overnight packages.
Posted on 05/21 at 12:36 PM
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While the dust continues to settle at West Coast ports after a nine-month labor dispute that saw the two main parties involved–the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore & Warehouse Union–reach a tentative labor agreement on February 22, the PMA said yesterday that its members voted to ratify a new contract with the ILWU.
Posted on 05/21 at 10:14 AM
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The United States House of Representatives yesterday passed legislation, entitled H.R. 2353, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, by a 387-35 margin that extends current law and authorizes surface transportation programs through the end of July.
Posted on 05/20 at 01:59 PM
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As the supply chains of high-tech shippers continue to mature and innovate, coupled with rapid growth, it is not a huge surprise to see them further leverage current strategies and lay the groundwork for newer ones, when it comes to further expanding their manufacturing supply chain capabilities. That was a key theme in the fifth Annual UPS Change in the (Supply) Chain (CITC) survey that was rolled out today.
Posted on 05/20 at 09:19 AM
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In the fast-paced world of e-commerce, timing is everything, more specifically timely delivery is. And there are few places that come to light more than in the context of last-mile delivery, which continues to be driven by mobile and online shopping, with consumers expecting tight delivery times whether it be same-day or 1-2 hours in some cases. And while the delivery-related aspects of last-mile delivery has received a ton of attention, an offshoot of that posited by JLL is if retailers’ real estate, regardless of size, is a pro or a con in last mile processes.
Posted on 05/20 at 08:49 AM
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The current state of truck tonnage appears to be on a rocky road, based on data issued by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
Posted on 05/19 at 11:49 AM
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This represents the first time the average weekly price has topped the $2.90 per gallon mark since hitting $2.917 per gallon the week of March 16.
Posted on 05/19 at 11:12 AM
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