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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Like in previous months, stagnant freight volumes, especially on the trucking side, appear to be the norm., according to the most recent Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI), which reported a 0.6 percent decline in October. This decline follows a 0.5 percent and 1.0 percent declines in September and August, respectively, marking the PCI’s first three-month decline since January 2009.
Posted on 11/10 at 10:10 AM
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FedEx subsidiary FedEx Trade Networks, the company’s global trade arm, is continuing its global expansion efforts, with this week’s announcement that it has opened five new offices in the Europe, Middle East, and Asia (EMEA) region. The company said the new offices are in: Budapest, Hungary; Prague, Czech Republic; Madrid, Spain; Milan, Italy; and Antwerp, Belgium.
Posted on 11/10 at 09:28 AM
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Third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Mallory Alexander International Logistics announced this week that it has acquired Tradesource Inc., an international freight forwarder based in Charleston, S.C., from Atlantic Services Group Inc.

On the eve of the G-20 Summit in Seoul this week, the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank have noted that small- to medium-sized U.S. shippers may have an easier time of “going global” in the future.
Posted on 11/10 at 05:38 AM
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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Law 154, which imposes a discriminatory tax on multinational companies operating in Puerto Rico, may pose serious consequences for shippers, said The National Association of Manufacturers
Posted on 11/09 at 04:14 PM
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Like preceding months, October rail volumes were up and down when compared to the last two years, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). The AAR reported that monthly rail carloads for October—at 1,196, 432—were up 8.7 percent from October 2009 and down 7.9 percent from October 2008. And the weekly October average of 299,108 carloads was the highest since October 2008, topping September’s 297, 502 weekly carload average.
Posted on 11/09 at 03:39 PM
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Metro Atlanta-based dedicated short-haul truckload carrier James Brown Contracting Inc. (Brown Trucking) recently announced it has acquired West Brothers’ Companies, a Durham, N.C.-based provider of transportation, logistics, and leasing of commercial fleet services in the southeast.
Posted on 11/09 at 12:35 PM
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In light of the October attempt by terrorists to send explosives originating from Yemen to the United States on cargo and passenger planes, the White House and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) yesterday issued a number of steps to augment security and tighten existing measures pertaining to U.S.-bound cargo.

Ocean carriers and ports are not often given the chance to share the stage when it comes to articulating a common strategy. Even when pursuing a similar goal, the tactics can be at cross purposes.
Posted on 11/09 at 08:41 AM
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Following two straight weeks at $3.067 per gallon for diesel gasoline, the price per gallon rose 4.9 cents to $3.116 per gallon for the week of November 8. This marks the sixth straight week of the average price per gallon at $3 or more


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