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By LM Staff · April 8, 2014
Even the most dominant U.S. ports can’t afford to become complacent in the face of several competitive factors converging at mid-year, say industry analysts.
By Jeff Berman · April 8, 2014
The Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) said it will hold a hearing on Thursday, April 10 on recent railroad service issues, review proposed solutions to existing service problems, and also discuss additional options to improve service.
By Jeff Berman · April 8, 2014
The forecast for growth at United States-based retail container ports is largely positive, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By LM Staff · April 8, 2014
Diesel prices came in this week at $3.959 per gallon, marking the fourth straight weekly decline and the fifth drop in the last six weeks, according to data released by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
By Jeff Berman · April 7, 2014
The fact that the intersection of transportation and federal policy is potentially standing in the way of true signs of progress was evident in a conference call featuring former Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood that was hosted by investment firm Stifel Nicolaus late last week.
By Jeff Berman · April 7, 2014
Company officials said these new facilities are designed to support the storage and distribution on pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device products
By Jeff Berman · April 4, 2014
High-ranking leadership for the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee is calling on the U.S. Government Accountability Office to evaluate two studies that were used to justify changes for the motor carrier Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that went into effect last July.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 4, 2014
What ails us, and what may fix our manufacturing problems, could be different than you think.
By Jeff Berman · April 4, 2014
Intermodal—at 1,025,907 containers and trailers—were up 9.9 percent, or 92,661 units, annually, and carloads—at 1,156,697—were up 3.5 percent, or 36,628 carloads, compared to March 2013.
By Jeff Berman · April 4, 2014
The NMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, rose 1.5 percent to 53.1 in March.
By MMH Staff · April 3, 2014
The 19th annual award is the first since it was renamed in honor of the late Jock Menzies.
By Jeff Berman · April 3, 2014
The NMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, rose 1.5 percent to 53.1 in March.
By Jeff Berman · April 3, 2014
Not surprisingly, tight capacity was the major theme of the most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) issued by freight transportation consultancy FTR this week.
By Jeff Berman · April 2, 2014
FedEx Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of FedEx, opened up a new container freight station at its facility in Chicago Summit, Ill. This facility will consolidate and sort freight heading to Puerto Rico.
By Jeff Berman · April 2, 2014
On the heels of a strong beginning to the year for global trade activity in January, February did not follow suit, according to data released this week by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.

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