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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The current price per gallon of diesel is $2.784 per gallon, and the cumulative decline in prices over the last four weeks is at 16 cents. On an annual basis, the average price per gallon is now down $1.175.
Posted on 04/07 at 09:38 AM
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In a move with major implications for the global express delivery and parcel sectors, FedEx said today it plans to acquire Netherlands-based TNT-NV and a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator for $4.8 billion.
Posted on 04/07 at 09:02 AM
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Monday, April 06, 2015

The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 56.5 in March, which was 0.4 percent below March and also 0.6 percent below of the 12-month average of 57.1. Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector has grown for the last 62 months, according to ISM.
Posted on 04/06 at 11:16 AM
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Roughly six weeks after the International Warehouse & Longshore Union and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) reached a tentative five-year labor agreement, following nine months of often acrimonious negotiations that led to myriad supply chain and logistics disruptions, the ILWU said late last week that steps are being taken to make the tentative agreement a done deal.
Posted on 04/06 at 09:30 AM
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The global list's combined space under management up 6.5% from last year, North American list up 4%.
Posted on 04/06 at 08:13 AM
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A vessel backlog constricting containerized trade since January has eased at the Port of Oakland. The port said today there are no vessels in San Francisco Bay or outside the Golden Gate awaiting berths.
Posted on 04/06 at 08:08 AM
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Friday, April 03, 2015

The United States Department of Transportation said yesterday that the seventh round of its TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) competitive grant program was rolled out with $500 million available for national transportation projects.
Posted on 04/03 at 11:17 AM
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Carloads for the month—at 1,117,029—were down 3.4 percent, and intermodal—at 1,084,136 containers and trailers—was up 5.7 percent.
Posted on 04/03 at 10:46 AM
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Building on their success in 2013, the Top 20 sustained growth in 2014 and are on track for continued improvement this year.
Posted on 04/03 at 09:34 AM
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Thursday, April 02, 2015

Ukraine, roiled by conflict with neighboring Russia, poses significant challenges for companies considering expanding their supply chains there. So does Thailand despite the years that have passed since the popular manufacturing destination’s devastating floods. Exactly what risk do these countries present? Their vulnerabilities, as well as those of many other countries, are quantified in the definitive ranking of supply chain resilience around the world, the 2015 FM Global Resilience Index.
Posted on 04/02 at 12:59 PM
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