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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 Jeff Berman · December 16, 2014
With an eye on further expansion of its e-commerce business and related reverse logistics processes, transportation and logistics bellwether FedEx last night announced it has inked an agreement to acquire Pittsburgh-based GENCO, a third-party logistics (3PL) services provider specializing in product lifecycle and reverse logistics.
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By Charlie Tanner · December 2, 2014
Read this special report where we offer a collection of articles designed to help retail shippers maximize efficiencies by getting a better handle on managing parcel costs, improving returns management, and understanding how new packaging processes can help contain new "dim weight" pricing being rolled out by the parcel carrier giants.
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By Charlie Tanner · November 6, 2014
Read the latest special report for a better understanding of the current parcel shipping environment and learn how savvy SMBs can leverage the power of cloud computing to put analytics to work to gain better visibility over their parcel shipping spend.
By Bridget McCrea · May 19, 2010
According to our 2010 Software User Survey, nearly half of all logistics operations using a WMS are looking to upgrade over the next 12 months. Our technology correspondent explains why and then introduces us to a shipper that’s on the brink of revolutionizing its warehouse operations.

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From the July 2016 Issue
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.
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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
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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...
Port of Oakland launches smart phone apps for harbor truckers
Innovation uses Bluetooth, GPS to measure how long drivers wait for cargo