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Friday, February 06, 2015

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced today that weekend vessel loading and unloading operations will be temporarily suspended this weekend, with yard, rail and gate operations continuing at terminal operators’ discretion.
Posted on 02/06 at 05:57 PM

Carloads for the month were up 5.6 percent, or 61,864 carloads, at 1,160,84, and intermodal was up 0.9 percent, or 8,658 units, at 1,005,067 trailers and containers.
Posted on 02/06 at 12:32 PM

YRC Worldwide, continuing its turnaround under CEO James L. Welch, posted its second straight quarterly profit in the fourth quarter of last year.
Posted on 02/06 at 12:00 PM
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USPS reported a $754 million net loss for the quarter, following a $5.5 billion net loss for all of fiscal 2014.
Posted on 02/06 at 11:35 AM

In a move designed to expand and broaden its services for trade lanes that connect key destinations in Latin America, FedEx Trade Networks, the global forwarding arm of FedEx, said this week it has rolled out multiple new trade lanes.
Posted on 02/06 at 09:19 AM

Thursday, February 05, 2015

While surface transportation received a fair amount of funding in the White House’s proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget, which was released earlier this week, the early feedback from the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is that more attention–primarily in the form of increased funding–is needed to meet the international trade needs of the U.S. economy.
Posted on 02/05 at 11:38 AM

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Seeking to break the deadlock in stalled West Coast longshore negotiations, the Pacific Maritime Association has made an “all-in” contract offer that would significantly increase compensation to members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).
Posted on 02/04 at 08:56 PM

FTR’s preliminary data for January showed 35,060 units ordered, which was down from how 2014 ended, with three straight months of 40,000-plus units ordered.
Posted on 02/04 at 01:57 PM
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The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 56.7 in January, which was 0.2 percent ahead of December and also 0.2 percent ahead of the 12-month average of 56.5. Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector has grown for the last 60 months, according to ISM.
Posted on 02/04 at 11:53 AM
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Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider CEVA Logistics recently announced it opened up its fourth facility in Chicago, which is located in close proximity to O’Hare International Airport.
Posted on 02/04 at 10:35 AM

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