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By Jeff Berman · October 9, 2014
The United States Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) said this week that it signed off on a vessel sharing agreement (VSA) between ocean carrier bellwethers Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), known as the 2M Network.
By Jeff Berman · October 9, 2014
Freight transportation forecasting firm FTR reported this week that based on the most recent reading of its Truckload Conditions Index (TCI), trucking market conditions continue to reflect the ongoing theme of tight capacity.
By LM Staff · October 9, 2014
The BTS said that the August Freight TSI at 120.9 is 27.8 percent higher than the April 2009 low and now stands as the highest Freight TSI level since BTS first began collecting its data in 2000, edging out the previous high of 120.2 recorded in May of this year.
By Jeff Berman · October 9, 2014
Multimodal transportation software provider Kewill recently announced it acquired the IBM Sterling Transportation Management system. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
By Patrick Burnson · October 8, 2014
U.S. shippers looking for container space for outbound commodities will soon face higher rate structures.
By Jeff Berman · October 8, 2014
Even with mixed sequential results, data from the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems is pointing to a decent home stretch and overall all year for 2014 freight activity.
By Jeff Berman · October 8, 2014
Following 3.1% growth in 2013, holiday sales expected to reach $616.9 billion.
By Jeff Berman · October 8, 2014
Holiday sales—as defined by the NRF—are sales in the months of November and December and exclude autos, gas, and restaurant sales. For 2014, the NRF said it expects holiday sales to grow 4.1 percent compared to 2013 to $616.9 billion, which is above the actual 3.1 percent for 2013.
By MMH Staff · October 8, 2014
Sears Holdings Corporation's omni-channel solution earns second-place honors.
By Patrick Burnson · October 7, 2014
As peak season container volumes arrive at the nation’s largest seaports, congestion has worsened
By Jeff Berman · October 7, 2014
Transportation and logistics bellwether UPS said this week it has acquired i-Parcel LLC, an Edison, N.J.-based global e-commerce logistics services provider focused on helping internet retailers with their international online shopping experience.
By Jeff Berman · October 7, 2014
At a time when there are myriad differing opinions on how to best fund federal transportation infrastructure, a bill proposed by Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) offers up the option of a dedicated revenue source for freight infrastructure investments.
By LM Staff · October 7, 2014
Diesel prices have been down in 25 of the last 30 weeks and are at its lowest level since the week of July 16, 2012, when it hit $3.695.
By Jeff Berman · October 7, 2014
The topic of Peak Season planning was cited fairly often at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference late last month.
By Patrick Burnson · October 6, 2014
Genpact began in 1997 as a business unit within General Electric, adapting and extendng Lean and Six Sigma values

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