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Monday, July 27, 2015

The U.S. Department of State maintained Thailand’s Tier 3 ranking, the lowest category, in its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, which was released this week.
Posted on 07/27 at 06:09 PM
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Between a consumer-led revolution, competition from Amazon, international sourcing, and port shutdowns, retail supply chains are challenged like never before. A new e-book and self-assessment tool offer benchmarks and insights into how supply chains can keep up with the retail consumer.
Posted on 07/27 at 01:30 PM
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Friday, July 24, 2015

Following heavy investment in 2014, many users of supply chain software have backed off from spending as they settle into their new systems. Nonetheless, the software market continues to steadily grow as concerns fall away.
Posted on 07/24 at 11:33 AM
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Carloads dropped 7.3 percent annually to 277,331, and intermodal rose 2.3 percent to 273,850.
Posted on 07/24 at 09:23 AM
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

The ongoing friction between rail shippers and freight railroad carriers is front and center at the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) this week, with a hearing on railroad revenue adequacy.
Posted on 07/23 at 02:06 PM
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The most recent edition of the Shippers Condition Index (SCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR provided some good news for shippers, with some signs of improvement in overall market conditions.
Posted on 07/23 at 10:03 AM
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Reports are indicating UPS is in talks with to acquire Chicago-based transportation management services provider Coyote Logistics for $1.8 billion.
Posted on 07/22 at 03:26 PM
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Transportation and logistics bellwether FedEx said yesterday it has agreed to acquire 50 Boeing 767-300 freighters, according to various media reports.
Posted on 07/22 at 01:41 PM
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Last week, more than 100 business groups, which included transportation and logistics providers and other supply chain concerns, penned a letter to U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune, heralding the approval of the Ports Performance Act by the Committee.

Non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace said this week it has officially rolled out Transplace Supply Chain Consulting, its new consulting practice, which it said will focus on improving end-to-end (e-2-e) supply chain performance through an experienced team with what it described as deep functional expertise in transportation and logistics.
Posted on 07/22 at 10:04 AM
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