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Friday, October 08, 2010

Taking steps to keep pace with its global rivals, UPS is aiming to set up domestic service in China, according to a recent Financial Times report. According to the FT, UPS recently submitted an application for a domestic license to the China State Post Bureau, a local regulator, in order to offer shippers in China domestic next-day delivery service and second and third day delivery products.
Posted on 10/08 at 01:44 AM
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While no 2010 weekly volume figures were broken, railroad volumes for the week ending October 2 remained consistent with previously solid weeks, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted on 10/08 at 12:15 AM
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Thursday, October 07, 2010

The DOT proposal to grant antitrust immunity to two air carrier alliances for services between the United States and Japan was greeted warmly by shippers yesterday
Posted on 10/07 at 11:12 AM
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Preliminary data recently released this week by freight transportation forecasting firm and consultancy FTR Associates indicates that September Class 8 truck total net orders for North American OEM’s at 14,872 units are up 21.6 percent over August and 38.8 percent year-over-year.
Posted on 10/07 at 09:57 AM
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Class I railroad carrier Canadian Pacific Limited and Teck Resources Limited said they have inked a 10-year deal in which CP will transport Teck’s steelmaking coal from five Teck-owned mines in southeast British Columbia to Vancouver-area ports. This arrangement is expected to begin on April 1, 2011.
Posted on 10/07 at 06:01 AM
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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The memorandum of understanding will establish a strategic partnership to promote international commerce and logistic activities
Posted on 10/06 at 02:33 PM
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Recent projections from the National Retail Federation indicates that 2010 holiday retail sales will hit $447.1 billion for a 2.3 percent gain over 2009. NRF officials said that while this increase is slightly lower than its ten-year average holiday sales increase of 2.5 percent, it still represents a significant improvement from 2009’s 0.4 percent increase and 2008’s 3.9 percent decline.
Posted on 10/06 at 12:18 PM
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Speaking at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Annual Conference in San Diego last week, Chuck Taylor said that for the first time in its history the United States will be forced to increase economic growth while decreasing oil consumption, which, he said, is something that has never happened before.
Posted on 10/06 at 10:03 AM
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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

The Institute of Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business recovered some of its losses from its previous report, with a 1.7 percent gain from August to September.

After an 18-week respite, the average price per gallon of diesel gasoline is back in $3 per gallon territory, according to data released this week by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. For the week of October 4, the EIA reported that average diesel prices are exactly $3 per gallon, representing a 4.9 percent increase from the week of September 27.
Posted on 10/05 at 09:16 AM
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