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Monday, June 07, 2010

Now that MARAD has established a final rule on its “Marine Highway” strategy, shippers are keen to understand how the tactical implementation will begin.
Posted on 06/07 at 07:44 AM
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Much has been made lately about higher freight transportation rates for shippers these days. Given the economic environment during that time, coupled with lack of consistent demand, tight credit and cash flow, and wildly fluctuating energy costs, there were—and continue to be—myriad challenges for shippers when managing supply chains during these still-challenging times.
Posted on 06/07 at 07:22 AM
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When the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted last spring, most eyes were on the airlines. Within days, a significant portion of Europe’s air space was shut down by the ash and remained grounded for weeks.
Posted on 06/07 at 05:45 AM
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Economic activity in the manufacturing sector is gradually surging. Investors, too, seem to be responding to this positive news.
Posted on 06/07 at 05:33 AM
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Friday, June 04, 2010

Differing opinions appear to be the norm when it comes to debating how legislation focused on re-reregulating the freight railroad industry will shake out.
Posted on 06/04 at 11:49 AM
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AMR Research, a Gartner Inc. company, has released the findings from its sixth annual Supply Chain Top 25. The goal of the Supply Chain Top 25 research initiative is to raise awareness of the supply chain discipline and how it impacts the business.
Posted on 06/04 at 06:44 AM
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On the heels of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, the materials handling industry is starting to experience growth. In fact, John Nofsinger, CEO of the Material Handling Industry of America recently said, “Going into 2010, I anticipate progressive, continued, gradual growth. I do not expect to see the industry ramping up significantly into double digit growth in 2010, but growth is growth and up is up.”
Posted on 06/04 at 06:34 AM
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Thursday, June 03, 2010

As railroad volumes continue to show steady improvement on an annual basis, the week ending May 29 was no exception with carload and intermodal volumes both showing gains, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted on 06/03 at 12:30 PM
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Consistency appears to be the theme of late when it comes to the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) monthly report on the non-manufacturing sector. The ISM’s index for measuring the sector’s overall health—known as the NMI—was 55.4 percent in May for the third straight month. Like the ISM’s Manufacturing Index, a reading of 50 percent or higher represents growth.
Posted on 06/03 at 10:30 AM
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You’ve heard about cloud computing. Get ready for RFID in the cloud.
Posted on 06/03 at 06:35 AM
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