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State of Logistics 2016: Pursue mutual benefit
While it’s currently a shippers market, the authors of this year’s report contend that we’ve entered a “period of transition” that will...
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By John D. Schulz · July 7, 2016
While it’s currently a shippers market, the authors of this year’s report contend that we’ve entered a “period of transition” that will usher in a realignment of capacity, lower inventories, economic growth and “moderately higher” rates. It’s time to tighten the ties that bind.
By Jeff Berman · August 18, 2016
Roughly two weeks after announcing record-breaking second quarter earnings results, freight transportation and logistics services provider XPO Logistics said yesterday it has taken significant steps to reduce its debt load, with the pricing of a $1.,642 billion refinancing of its existing term loan agreement.
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By LM Staff · August 17, 2016
Today’s consumer-driven retail strategies are making it more difficult than ever to run an efficient, cost-effective supply chain. Consider the following five challenges that supply chain leaders will have to overcome in order to be effective in coming years – and why these challenges are acting as catalysts to engage with third-party logistics providers for supply chain expertise.
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By LM Staff · August 16, 2016
An examination of the breadth of services today’s third-party logistics providers (3PLs) have to offer and how shippers can create a long-lasting, mutually-beneficial relationship with today’s more multi-faceted service partners. Custom digital issue for the third party logistics providers highlighting how to create lasting relationships with providers.
By Jeff Berman · August 15, 2016
LM caught up with Dicom Transportation Group CEO Scott Dobak on various industry trends like freight volumes, inventory levels, and Peak Season.
By Jeff Berman · August 4, 2016
Adjusted EBITDA for XPO at $354.9 million was up from $79.7 million a year ago, which was a company record. And along with posting its first-ever quarterly profit the company also set new records with $261 million in cash flow from operations and $170 million of free cash flow.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2016
Over the last two years, LM readers watched a flurry of mergers and acquisitions in the third-party logistics provider (3PL) market result in a few “mega 3PLs” adding the pieces they felt necessary to keep pace with the demands of more global, digital supply chain operations.
By Michael Levans · August 1, 2016
It’s my pleasure to present the logistics and transportation community with the results of Logistics Management’s (LM) “33rd Annual Quest for Quality Survey.” Quest for Quality 2016, Quality 3PL providers 2016, Peerless Research Group survey,
By LM Staff · August 1, 2016
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers and U.S. ports have crossed the service-excellence finish line ahead of their competitors? Our readers have cast their votes, and now it’s time to introduce this year’s winners.
By Jeff Berman · July 29, 2016
Quarterly revenue was up 3.8 percent annually at $14.6 billion, with earnings per share up 6 percent at $1.43 for the sixth straight month and matching Wall Street expectations.
By Jeff Berman · July 27, 2016
Armstrong & Associates said that United States 2015 3PL net revenues rose 4.5 percent to $71.9 billion, which continues a pattern of single-digit annual growth.
By Jeff Berman · July 26, 2016
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Abtin Hamidi, chief vice president and co-founder of Mountain View, Calif.-based CargoChief.
By Jeff Berman · July 20, 2016
Niles, Illinois-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider AFN Logistics said today it has acquired HA Advantage, the Transportation Management System (TMS) and less-than-truckload (LTL) division of HA Logistics Inc., a Columbus, Ohio-based provider of transportation and logistics services for small- and medium-sized companies.
By Jeff Berman · July 20, 2016
The ATA’s not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment, was 142.2 in June, which topped May’s 139.1 by 2.2 percent.
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By LM Staff · July 19, 2016
Join Evan Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates, as he explains how creating a balanced portfolio of "Top 50" global and domestic partners can maximize efficiency and mitigate risk.

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EDITORS' PICKS
2016 Quest for Quality: Winners Take the Spotlight
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers and U.S. ports have crossed the service-excellence...
Regional ports concentrate on growth and connectivity
With the Panama Canal expansion complete, ocean cargo gateways in the Caribbean are investing to...

Digital Reality Check
Just how close are we to the ideal digital supply network? Not as close as we might like to think....
Top 25 ports: West Coast continues to dominate
The Panama Canal expansion is set for late June and may soon be attracting more inbound vessel calls...