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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

At a time when capacity tightness in some ways has become the new normal, the differences between fixed and variable capacity are different than they used to be in some ways, according to FTR Associates Partner Noel Perry.
Posted on 10/11 at 12:50 PM
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UPS announced it will offer an innovative air freight container for healthcare products, providing a premium level of shipment monitoring and product protection for temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals, vaccines and biologics.
Posted on 10/11 at 10:03 AM
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A consensus that has been oft-repeated lately is that Peak Season is likely to fall short of previously promising expectations. That was one of the main takeaways from a recent report published by the Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium, entitled Peak Season Trends and Strategies Survey Report.
Posted on 10/11 at 09:43 AM
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Ocean cargo activity at the Port of New Orleans expanded earlier this month, with the announcements that CMA CGM and CSAV (Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores) have added New Orleans to the Gulf Bridge Express service, which links the Gulf Coast to the Caribbean and ports in Central and South America.
Posted on 10/10 at 06:38 PM
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An excess of capacity on key routes, as well as poor discipline from carriers means that container shipping lines will not cover their cost of capital in 2011, and many will lose money once again.
Posted on 10/10 at 06:11 PM
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Cloud supply chain technology services provider GT Nexus and Capgemini recently announced they inked a joint go-to market BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) initiative to enable what it described as “Supply Chain Orchestration.”
Posted on 10/10 at 04:36 PM
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Oracle, which up until recently been openly dismissive of “cloud computing,” made a major reversal last week when it embraced the new technology
Posted on 10/10 at 03:52 PM
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Despite sequential gains in shipments and expenditures, the September 2011 edition of the Cass Freight Index points to less than smooth sailing for the economy through the remainder of the year.

Friday, October 07, 2011

As shippers supply chain needs continue to evolve over time, so do the capabilities of those providing third-party logistics (3javascript:promptTag("link");PL) services. This was a major takeaway of the recently released 2012 Third-Party Logistics Study: The State of Logistics Outsourcing.
Posted on 10/07 at 07:52 PM
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The ISM’s index for measuring the sector’s overall health—known as the NMI—was 53.0 in September, down 0.3 percent from August.


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