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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Container shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement are recommending a further round of incremental rate increases to dry and selected refrigerated commodities
Posted on 04/10 at 03:58 PM
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While a Reuters report indicated that global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider BDP International was in talks to with private equity firms to make the company available to be sold, BDP stated that is not the case.
Posted on 04/10 at 01:37 PM
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This comes on the heels of six consecutive months of improvements in small business optimism
Posted on 04/10 at 12:58 PM
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As the economy continues to show moderate signs of growth, the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates expects import cargo volumes at U.S. ports to post a 3.2 percent annual gain in April.
Posted on 04/10 at 11:28 AM
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March shipments at 1.094 were up 2.1 percent compared to February and down 1.3 percent compared to March 2011. Expenditures at 2.317 were up 1.0 percent compared to February and up 4.3 percent compared to March 2011.
Posted on 04/10 at 10:16 AM
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Diesel prices resumed its growth path this week, increasing $0.6 cents to $4.148 cents per gallon and remaining above the $4 per gallon mark for the seventh straight week, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 04/10 at 08:43 AM
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Monday, April 09, 2012

The survey revealed that the number of carriers saying they are using more brokerage services doubled from 15 percent in August 2011 to nearly 33 percent in February 2012, with 67 percent saying they are using fewer brokers.
Posted on 04/09 at 02:38 PM
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Supply Chain managers may expect to see a dramatic acceleration of globalization efforts that will likely increase the number of procurement jobs performed offshore by more than 50 percent by 2013
Posted on 04/09 at 09:16 AM
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Friday, April 06, 2012

While transportation infrastructure funding on a federal level continues to be strung along by a series of continuing resolutions to keep federal funding for surface transportation intact at current levels, one area which remains in high demand is the United States Department of Transportation’s TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant program.
Posted on 04/06 at 11:06 AM
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March carloads—at 1,123,298—were down 69,190 carloads or 1.9 percent annually. Intermodal—at 928,350 trailers and containers—was up 31,348 units or 2.4 percent compared to March 2011.
Posted on 04/06 at 09:51 AM
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