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Monday, October 05, 2015

The planned $4.8 billion acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT-NV and a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator, by FedEx may be showing signs of coming closer to fruition, with TNT’s shareholders formally giving their blessing on the proposed deal.
Posted on 10/05 at 02:40 PM
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Con-way Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of transportation and logistics service provider Con-way, recently announced it plans to implement a general rate increase for non-contractual freight, effective October 19.
Posted on 10/05 at 01:53 PM

The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 56.9 in September (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), a 2.1 percent decrease from August’s 59.0, and 3.4 percent off from July’s 60.3, which is its highest reading since January 2008.
Posted on 10/05 at 12:56 PM

The Airforwarders Association (AfA), representing 360 companies and more than 300,000 employees who move air cargo through the supply chain, today applauded the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement at the ministerial meeting in Atlanta.
Posted on 10/05 at 09:01 AM

Friday, October 02, 2015

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Port of Oakland $277,885 to upgrade cargo-handling equipment and reduce exhaust emissions on the waterfront.
Posted on 10/02 at 12:50 PM
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Entitled the Positive Train Control Enforcement and Implementation Act of 2015, the bill would extend the 2015 PTC implementation deadline to the end of 2018.
Posted on 10/02 at 10:34 AM
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Carloads were down 5.4 percent annually to 285,856, and intermodal was up 2.1 percent to 280,844.
Posted on 10/02 at 09:15 AM

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Manufacturing growth output saw a slight decline for the third straight month while still remaining in growth mode, according to the September edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s September edition of its Manufacturing Report on Business.
Posted on 10/01 at 12:31 PM

As was the case in its predecessor report a year ago, third-party logistics (3PL) CEOs are confident and optimistic about the current and future revenue growth, according to the Annual Surveys of Third-Party Logistics (3PL) CEOs, released earlier this week at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference in San Diego.
Posted on 10/01 at 10:46 AM

A focus on collaboration and strong relationships between third-party logistics (3PL) providers serving as one of a main building blocks for supply chain success was a key theme in the 2016 20th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study released at this week’s Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference in San Diego by Capgemini Group, Penn State University, Korn Ferry, and Penske Logistics.
Posted on 10/01 at 08:25 AM

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