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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Logistics managers have always been under pressure to strike the right distance between specialized intermediaries and the markets they want to serve. That challenge is becoming increasingly complex, however, as mega-brokerage enterprises capture more share.
Posted on 10/13 at 02:52 PM
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The ATA said that the annualized turnover rate for large truckload carriers, which it defines as truckload fleets with more than $30 million in revenue, increased 3 percent to an annualized rate of 87 percent in the second quarter.
Posted on 10/13 at 10:04 AM
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If you want to meet some of the most ticked-off people on the planet, talk to any trucking industry retiree who received that letter from the Teamsters’ Central States pension plan notifying them of their potential financial haircut coming in retirement.
Posted on 10/13 at 08:10 AM

Global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL introduced a new flight geared towards Michigan-based importers and exporters out of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
Posted on 10/13 at 07:13 AM
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Monday, October 12, 2015

“We’re pleased with the ongoing buildup of import cargo,” said Maritime Director John Driscoll. “Our job now is to maintain the momentum.”
Posted on 10/12 at 12:02 PM

UPS today announced it has made a significant expansion to its UPS Worldwide Express service by adding more than 41,000 global postal codes, which it said will result in earlier guaranteed-delivery options for shippers that only previously had end-of-day guarantees.
Posted on 10/12 at 10:48 AM
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Students who excel in a semester’s worth of graduate-level classes online and who pass a comprehensive proctored exam can earn an MITx MicroMaster’s credential.
Posted on 10/12 at 09:11 AM
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Yossi Sheffi talks about his new book, The Power Of Resilience: How The Best Companies Manage The Unexpected, and how the best companies are balancing the risks involved in new products, new markets, and new processes—all crucial for growth—and the resilience created by advanced risk management.
Posted on 10/12 at 08:54 AM

Friday, October 09, 2015

As was the case a month ago, the Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates is calling for annual import cargo volume gains at United States ports, as retailers gear up for the holiday season.
Posted on 10/09 at 02:04 PM
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More than nine months after saying it was not for sale, Long Beach Calif.-based non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider UTi Worldwide has apparently changed its tune, with the company saying it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Denmark-based global 3PL DSV for $1.35 billion and $7.10 per share.
Posted on 10/09 at 12:10 PM
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