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Monday, June 03, 2013

Mid-year less-than-truckload rate hikes—in the form of GRIs (general rate increases) for non-contractual freight—are back. UPS Freight, the LTL subsidiary of transportation and logistics bellwether UPS, and ABF Freight System, the LTL subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corp. each recently announced rate hikes.
Posted on 06/03 at 08:56 AM
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Friday, May 31, 2013

In comments filed with the Surface Transportation Board this week, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) made its case to nix a proposal from the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) that the AAR said could result in United States Class I railroads losing revenue up to 80 percent of their entire capital budgets.
Posted on 05/31 at 05:00 AM
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Carload volume—at 281,727—was down 3.3 percent annually, and intermodal—at 248,210 trailers and containers—was up 1.4 percent compared to last year.
Posted on 05/31 at 01:56 AM
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Thursday, May 30, 2013

The most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics pointed out that ongoing difficult, but slowly improving, economic conditions continue to hinder international trade to Northern Europe.
Posted on 05/30 at 10:22 AM
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The goal of the Supply Chain Top 25 research initiative is to raise awareness of the supply chain discipline and how it impacts the business
Posted on 05/30 at 09:18 AM
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While ocean carriers leveraging slow steaming in an effort to reduce fuel costs is not entirely new, a recent report from London-based maritime consultancy Drewry Maritime Research suggests there is more to come, especially in a few key trade lanes.
Posted on 05/30 at 09:15 AM
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ocean cargo carriers comprising the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) announced their intention to raise rates this summer.
Posted on 05/29 at 03:25 PM
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The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) said this week that trade using all forms of freight transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico fell 4.0 percent annually in March to $95.6 billion.
Posted on 05/29 at 12:47 PM
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Following a two-week stretch which saw prices rise a cumulative 4.5 cents, diesel prices dropped one cent to $3.88 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 05/29 at 09:38 AM
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Non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace said yesterday it has selected New York-based private investment firm Greenbriar Equity Group LLC as its new equity partner.
Posted on 05/29 at 08:54 AM
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