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Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles continue to cope with Peak Season congestion, but operations are still sluggish
Posted on 10/09 at 05:50 PM
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The United States Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) said this week that it signed off on a vessel sharing agreement (VSA) between ocean carrier bellwethers Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), known as the 2M Network.
Posted on 10/09 at 01:31 PM
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Freight transportation forecasting firm FTR reported this week that based on the most recent reading of its Truckload Conditions Index (TCI), trucking market conditions continue to reflect the ongoing theme of tight capacity.
Posted on 10/09 at 10:55 AM
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The BTS said that the August Freight TSI at 120.9 is 27.8 percent higher than the April 2009 low and now stands as the highest Freight TSI level since BTS first began collecting its data in 2000, edging out the previous high of 120.2 recorded in May of this year.
Posted on 10/09 at 09:56 AM
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Multimodal transportation software provider Kewill recently announced it acquired the IBM Sterling Transportation Management system. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Posted on 10/09 at 09:31 AM
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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

U.S. shippers looking for container space for outbound commodities will soon face higher rate structures.
Posted on 10/08 at 03:12 PM
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Even with mixed sequential results, data from the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems is pointing to a decent home stretch and overall all year for 2014 freight activity.
Posted on 10/08 at 11:53 AM
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Holiday sales—as defined by the NRF—are sales in the months of November and December and exclude autos, gas, and restaurant sales. For 2014, the NRF said it expects holiday sales to grow 4.1 percent compared to 2013 to $616.9 billion, which is above the actual 3.1 percent for 2013.
Posted on 10/08 at 11:00 AM
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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

As peak season container volumes arrive at the nation’s largest seaports, congestion has worsened
Posted on 10/07 at 05:06 PM
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Transportation and logistics bellwether UPS said this week it has acquired i-Parcel LLC, an Edison, N.J.-based global e-commerce logistics services provider focused on helping internet retailers with their international online shopping experience.
Posted on 10/07 at 01:04 PM
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