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Monday, April 16, 2012

The Department of Justice estimates that state governments lose $5 billion a year due to cigarette smuggling.
Posted on 04/16 at 02:56 PM
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Data released today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF) indicated that slow economic momentum is ongoing, with both reporting that March retail sales showed growth.
Posted on 04/16 at 11:49 AM
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GAO officials said the objective of this report was to address actions the USPS has taken since 2006 to reduce excess capacity in facilities, staff, equipment and transportation; plans the USPS is making to consolidate its mail processing network; and key stakeholder issues and challenges related to its plans.
Posted on 04/16 at 10:02 AM

Zepol Corporation reported last week that U.S. import shipment volume for March, measured in TEUs, increased 11.9 percent from February
Posted on 04/16 at 09:11 AM
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Friday, April 13, 2012

While publicly-traded less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers are gearing up to announce first quarter earnings results, it appears—at least on the surface—that the sector has made up significant ground from the depths of the Great Recession. This is due, in part, to tighter capacity and steady rate gains since 2010.
Posted on 04/13 at 11:42 AM

Deal will link the two companies to their leading business commerce and ERP applications, thereby enabling greater collaboration
Posted on 04/13 at 08:25 AM

Carload volume—at 270,974—was down 7.7 percent annually, and intermodal volumes—at 231,153—were up 1.1 percent.
Posted on 04/13 at 08:00 AM
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Imports were up 9.34 percent at 324,758 TEU, and exports saw a 2.43 percent decline at 188,155 TEU.
Posted on 04/12 at 01:01 PM
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Coming off a decline in global trade activity, due in part to the Chinese New Year, from January to February, things took a turn for the better from February to March, according to data from Panjiva.
Posted on 04/12 at 11:16 AM
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In an effort to augment challenges pertaining to over-the-road cross-border shipping, UPS said this week it has rolled out UPS Cross Border Connect, which it described as a ground freight service between the United States and Mexico focused on easing heavyweight freight supply chain challenges for companies investing in cross-border trade.
Posted on 04/12 at 08:56 AM
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