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Monday, September 24, 2012

The outlook for 2012 Peak Season is similar to the economy; it is slow going.
Posted on 09/24 at 10:46 AM
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As explained in a previous Boston Consulting Group report, when the many risks and hidden costs of managing extended global supply chains are taken into account, it will be just as economical to manufacture many products in the U.S. if those goods are sold in the U.S.
Posted on 09/24 at 08:27 AM
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Friday, September 21, 2012

Zepol Corporation, a leading trade intelligence company, reports that U.S. import shipment volume for August, measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), is down from July by 3 percent and 0.3 percent from August of 2011
Posted on 09/21 at 12:04 PM
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Carload volume—at 291,350—was down 2.9 percent annually, and intermodal—at 251,720 trailers and containers—were up 3.9 percent.
Posted on 09/21 at 09:06 AM
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Thursday, September 20, 2012

The prospect of a strike at United States East and Gulf Coast-based ports, which was widely expected in freight transportation logistics circles in recent weeks at the end of September, is on hold—for now, at least.
Posted on 09/20 at 01:25 PM

The most important labor contract talks in freight transportation begin September 27 in Washington when UPS and the Teamsters union begin negotiations on a new contract.
Posted on 09/20 at 11:32 AM

Resolving legislative issues geared towards making the USPS more profitable and sustainable are front and center for the organization’s future, said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.
Posted on 09/20 at 10:36 AM

NS said it expects earnings to be in the $1.18-$1.25 range per diluted share.
Posted on 09/20 at 09:05 AM
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A new white paper from global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) explains how an increase in U.S. exports is driving the need for more U.S.-based strategic inland ports.
Posted on 09/19 at 11:55 AM
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While the fiscal year 2013 first earnings forecast for FedEx was lowered due to concern about the global economy on the company’s fiscal first quarter earnings call this week, FedEx Freight, the company’s market-leading less-than-truckload subsidiary had a strong quarterly performance.
Posted on 09/19 at 10:01 AM

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