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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Following a 7 percent gain in shipments from March to April, April to May showed an 8 percent increase at 1,037,365, said Panjiva. The number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S.—at 147,876 was up 6 percent, matching a 6 percent increase from March to April. Both shipments and manufacturers were down 1 percent, respectively, year-over-year.
Posted on 06/16 at 08:57 AM
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Despite the increasingly negative economic headwinds of late, May volumes at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach mostly showed some decent signs of growth.
Posted on 06/16 at 07:51 AM
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Business logistics costs rose 10.4 percent last year, totaling $1.21 trillion, which is about what American businesses paid for freight transport in 2010, according to the authoritative 22nd annual State of Logistics report released Wednesday.
Posted on 06/15 at 10:50 AM
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Even with some recent moderation in freight volumes and signs of renewed economic weakness, ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, said this week that demand is still strong for commercial vehicles.
Posted on 06/15 at 09:19 AM
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This new service will connect New England-based shippers to 20 major steamship lines and be operated by American Feeder Lines (AFL). This service will call on the Port’s Conley Container Terminal each week on Tuesday.
Posted on 06/15 at 08:17 AM
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of UPS said this week it has improved transit times from Vancouver, British Columbia to 181 United States cities in the Midwest and Northeast.
Posted on 06/14 at 10:44 AM
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As mounting evidence indicates that slow economic growth is prevalent, retail sales numbers released today were essentially flat in May compared to April and were up on an annual basis, according to data from the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Diesel prices fell for the fifth consecutive week and the sixth time in the last seven weeks, decreasing 0.8 cents to $3.94 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 06/14 at 08:27 AM
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UPS said it will be rolling out a new reverse logistics service geared towards high-end products for shippers in the high-tech, healthcare, and retail sectors in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, effective this October.
Posted on 06/14 at 05:35 AM
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Monday, June 13, 2011

As she prepares her 22nd annual “State of Logistics” report, supply chain expert, Rosalyn Wilson, provided an exclusive forecast for the third-party logistics sector with Supply Chain Management Review -- LM's sister publication.
Posted on 06/13 at 03:46 PM
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