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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

In echoing what has become a common refrain in recent months, the monthly Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates continues to call for increased import activity at United States-based retail container ports.
Posted on 08/12 at 10:31 AM
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RRTS said yesterday it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Belleville, Mich.-based Active Aero Group, a provider of ground and air expedited services through its proprietary TMS, for roughly $115 million, with the acquisition expected to close by the end of September.
Posted on 08/12 at 08:33 AM
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The average price per gallon of diesel dropped 1 cent to $3.843 per gallon, which is the lowest price since hitting $3.844 the week of November 25, 2013.
Posted on 08/12 at 07:29 AM
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Monday, August 11, 2014

Strong mid-year results disguise patchy regional performance
Posted on 08/11 at 06:47 PM
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The current shortage of officer corps seafarers is forecast to worsen and risks impacting ocean cargo carrier profitability, according to Drewry’s recently published Manning 2014 Annual Report.
Posted on 08/11 at 05:28 PM
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As has been the case for several months, heavy spot market activity remains prevalent in the freight transportation market, with July turning in another strong performance, according to recent data published by Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider DAT.
Posted on 08/11 at 09:12 AM
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Friday, August 08, 2014

For the quarter, PwC said there were 51 transportation and logistics transactions values at $50 million or more for a total of $20 billion, which was ahead of 38 deals for a cumulative $16.2 billion recorded during the first quarter and the 39 deals valued at a cumulative $16.b billion in the second quarter of 2013.
Posted on 08/08 at 11:11 AM
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United States Class I carloads were up 86,792 carloads–or 6.3 percent annually–at 1,471,811 in July, and intermodal volume was up 5.5 percent annually––or 67,524 units––at 1,286,160 containers and trailers for the highest July on the intermodal side ever recorded.
Posted on 08/08 at 09:49 AM
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Thursday, August 07, 2014

Canada’s largest rail operator has developed a new parts management and maintenance program to reduce the downtime of mobile cranes at its intermodal terminals.
Posted on 08/07 at 03:41 AM
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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The joint organization will be known as APICS and the APICS Foundation will be called APICS Supply Chain Council, with the SCC brand being maintained and leveraged post-merger, according to APICS.
Posted on 08/06 at 03:59 AM
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