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Thursday, February 03, 2011

In an effort to expand its presence in Latin America and help facilitate global trade, UPS Capital, the financial services subsidiary of UPS, announced this week it has opened new offices in Bogota, Colombia and Lima, Peru.
Posted on 02/03 at 08:32 AM
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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

As the economy shows some signs of improvement, the trucking market may be somewhat ahead of the curve, according to the most recent edition of the Trucking Update by FTR Associates, a freight transportation forecasting firm.
Posted on 02/02 at 01:43 PM
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Many shipping analysts suggest that U.S. West Coast ports should be back on their heels when it comes to discussing the Panama Canal expansion. At least one leading port authority disagrees
Posted on 02/02 at 09:38 AM
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Legislation calling to increase competition in the railroad industry was recently introduced by Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX).

Following a December announcement in which it indicated it had reached an agreement to acquire the full service lease, contract maintenance, commercial rental and dedicated contract carriage businesses of Fontana, California-based The Scully Companies Inc., freight transportation and logistics services provider Ryder System said this week the deal has been made official.
Posted on 02/02 at 08:12 AM
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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

In what has again become a common occurrence, diesel prices are up once again this week, going up $0.8 cents to $3.438 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA added that current prices are up 65.7 cents per gallon compared to last year.
Posted on 02/01 at 02:24 PM
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Earlier today, I reported on the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) monthly Manufacturing Report on Business. In the interest of not repeating the story verbatim, I will tell you this: it was a very, very good report.
Posted on 02/01 at 01:38 PM
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Building on the success of a solid 2010, the manufacturing sector is off to a promising start in 2011, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s January Manufacturing Report on Business.
Posted on 02/01 at 01:16 PM
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This white paper brought to you by Kewill and Blumberg Advisory Group, examines the financial returns that may be realized through the implementation of an advanced Reverse Lifecycle Management (RLM) solution. The paper highlights major areas for further exploration and financial analysis within the reverse logistics service network.
Posted on 02/01 at 12:30 PM
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Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 15.5 percent in November 2010 compared to November 2009, increasing to $68.1 billion, according to data released by the United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
Posted on 02/01 at 11:27 AM
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