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Friday, May 20, 2011

Carload volume—at 294,271—was up 1.6 percent annually and ahead of the week ending May 7 at 281,860.
Posted on 05/20 at 08:38 AM
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Thursday, May 19, 2011

The European Commission’s investigation of ocean carrier antitrust rules ramped up to a new level this week, as Asian players were also targeted by regulators.
Posted on 05/19 at 04:26 PM
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The National Gateway is a roughly $850 million public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure initiative designed to provide a highly efficient freight transportation link between the Mid-Atlantic ports and the Midwest. It was first unveiled by CSX in May 2008.
Posted on 05/19 at 11:21 AM
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Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider CEVA is continuing to increase its presence in the United States. The company announced this week it has relocated its cross-dock operations to a new facility in Otay Mesa, California, which is less than three miles from its previous location.
Posted on 05/19 at 10:38 AM
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The ongoing rebound in that transportation and logistics merger & acquisition activity appears to continue to be gaining traction, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Posted on 05/19 at 10:13 AM
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With both the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Manufacturing Report on Business and Non-Manufacturing Report on Business showing strong growth for 23 and 17 months, respectively, it was not surprising that the ISM’s Semiannual Economic Forecast point to continued economic growth throughout the rest of the year. The report, which was released this week, is based on feedback from U.S.-based purchasing and supply executives.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Coming off of a 4 percent gain in United States-bound waterborne shipments from January to February, shipments from March to April saw a 7 percent bump with 959,364 shipments, said Panjiva. And the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S.—at 139,337 was up 6 percent.
Posted on 05/18 at 11:08 AM
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ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, said this week that net orders for North American Class 8 vehicles checked in at 38,100 units on a non-seasonally adjusted basis in April.
Posted on 05/18 at 09:36 AM
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The truckload spot market in April was down 14 percent from April but showed a 12 percent annual gain compared to April 2010, said TransCore officials. They added that freight volumes in the South and Midwest regions of the U.S. were impacted most by the weather.
Posted on 05/18 at 08:37 AM
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Earlier this week, the United States Supreme Court upheld a ruling in which it ordered $345 million in reparations and reductions from Class I railroad Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) to two shippers, Western Fuels Association Inc. and Basin Electric Cooperative Inc.
Posted on 05/17 at 12:46 PM
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