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Monday, May 16, 2011

The most recent edition of the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates is calling for import cargo volume at major United States-based container ports to closely resemble last year, with a leveling off in May volumes.
Posted on 05/16 at 09:12 AM
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With gas prices making everyone uncomfortable, again, those same old fears about energy prices are back in the forefront. But it does not have to be these way. In fact, it should not be this way—period. That is how T. Boone Pickens, founder and chairman of BP Capital Management, sees it.
Posted on 05/16 at 08:24 AM
NewsTruckingTransportationDiesel PricesDieselOilOil PricesT. Boone PickensPermalink


Friday, May 13, 2011

April retail sales, which include non-general merchandise like automobiles, gasoline, and restaurants, were $389.4 billion for a 0.5 percent increase from March and a 7.6 percent increase compared to April 2010, according to Commerce data. Commerce said that total retail sales from February through April were up 8.1 percent annually.
Posted on 05/13 at 10:31 AM
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On the heels on a 2.7 percent gain in March, following a cumulative 2.8 percent decline in January and February, the April edition of the Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) was down 0.5 percent. The PCI has been down on a sequential basis in six of the last nine months, but it was up 3.5 percent compared to April 2010 and has been up annually for 17 consecutive months.
Posted on 05/13 at 09:12 AM
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Carload volume was down 0.1 percent in the East and down 4.2 percent out West. Carloads on a year-to-date basis are at 5,233,086 for a 3.4 percent annual gain.
Posted on 05/13 at 08:08 AM
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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Both major ocean cargo gateways in San Pedro Bay posted positive numbers for container throughput in April.
Posted on 05/12 at 04:46 PM
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

While the global consensus seems to support “green” supply chains, the cost/reward ratio remains a question
Posted on 05/11 at 09:34 AM
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

CEVA Logistics has announced the creation of a new organization, Supply Chain Solutions, and launched its latest SMART Solution, SMART End to End.
Posted on 05/10 at 01:42 AM
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Monday, May 09, 2011

As has been the case in recent weeks, rail carload and intermodal volumes were somewhat mixed in April, according to data from the Association of American Railroads (AAR). April rail carloads—at 1,117277—were down 0.2 percent compared to April 2010 and up 2.5 percent compared to March 2011 on a seasonally-adjusted basis
Posted on 05/09 at 12:32 PM
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Actual dollar amounts are short of desired legislative levels for transportation infrastructure. And with the Federal Government repeatedly showing little or no interest in increasing the gasoline tax, the current primary funding source, it stands to reason that funding will remain an obstacle for the foreseeable future.


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