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By MMH Staff · November 6, 2014
Materials handling equipment new orders grew 8.8% in 2013 and are forecasted to grow 8.0% to 9.0% for 2014 and 2015, according to the latest Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing Forecast (MHEM) released by MHI.
By John Schulz · November 5, 2014
Transportation and logistics titan FedEx said today that Bill Logue, president and CEO of FedEx Freight, its less-than-truckload subsidiary, will retire from his position, effective December 31, 2014. FedEx officials said Logue cited health concerns as the reason for retirement.
By Patrick Burnson · November 5, 2014
As contract negotiations resume today between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), a war of words and allegations has escalated in the trade press.
By Jeff Berman · November 5, 2014
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with UPS Freight President Jack Holmes about a variety of topics, including pricing, market conditions, and regulations, among others.
By MMH Staff · November 5, 2014
PMMI released the findings of its 2014 State of the Industry: Packaging Machinery Shipments Study (SOTI) and 2014 Secondary Packaging Market Research Study this week at a press briefing conducted on site at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014.
By MMH Staff · November 5, 2014
DuPont Packaging today announced the formation of an Advisory Panel to help ensure the industry’s longest running, independently judged competition continues to foster and celebrate packaging innovation around the globe.
By Jeff Berman · November 5, 2014
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 57.1 (a reading above 50 represents growth) in October, down 1.5 percent from September’s 58.6 and down 2.5 percent from August’s 59.6, which is the highest NMI reading since it was added to the report in January 2008.
By Jeff Berman · November 5, 2014
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 57.1 (a reading above 50 represents growth) in October, down 1.5 percent from September’s 58.6 and down 2.5 percent from August’s 59.6, which is the highest NMI reading since it was added to the report in January 2008.
By MMH Staff · November 4, 2014
The Sealed Air 2014 Packaging for e-Commerce Success survey examines the role of packaging across the growing e-commerce market and how product presentation impacts both consumers’ overall online retail experience and perception of the brands and businesses they purchase from.
By Jeff Berman · November 4, 2014
Commonly referred to as the “Driver Coercion Rule” in industry circles, the rule has various moving parts that have the potential to fundamentally change various facets of how freight is moved by motor carriers, tendered, and brokered, with many industry stakeholders maintaining they will not be changes for the better.
By MMH Staff · November 4, 2014
The full suite of dunnage products and solutions from ORBIS will now be available under one, comprehensive brand name.
By Patrick Burnson · November 4, 2014
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske and Mexico’s Tax Administration Service (SAT) Chief Aristóteles Núñez Sánchez recently signed a mutual recognition arrangement that allows stronger collaboration between CBP’s Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and SAT’s New Certified Companies Scheme (NEEC).
By LM Staff · November 4, 2014
Diesel prices dropped again this week, with the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reporting that the average price per gallon fell 1.2 cents to $3.623 per gallon. Weekly diesel prices have failed to see a single increase since the week of June 23, when the weekly average headed up 3.7 cents to $3.919 per gallon, a span stretching 19 weeks.
By Jeff Berman · November 3, 2014
A conference call hosted by investment firm Stifel Nicolaus last week that featured Dave Osiecki, Executive Vice President & Head of Advocacy at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) provided a detailed insight into the overall outlook for the trucking industry in terms of regulations and politics that can impact the industry going forward.
By Patrick Burnson · November 3, 2014
Despite assurances that The International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) has been negotiating in good faith for a new contract, the ports of Seattle and Tacoma are reporting labor “slowdowns” in recent weeks.

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