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Monday, January 05, 2015

On December 31, the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) said it issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes new regulations to require Class I railroads and the Chicago Transportation Coordination Office, through its Class I members, to report certain service performance metrics to the STB on a weekly basis.
Posted on 01/05 at 10:58 AM
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Following a December 1 announcement stating that it reached an agreement to acquire Kansas City-based Freightquote.com for $365 million, global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. (CHRW) said today the acquisition has been made official.
Posted on 01/05 at 09:56 AM
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2015 promises to be a year where supply chain managers will become more reliant on air cargo. Indeed, Boeing projects air cargo traffic will grow at an annual rate of 4.7 percent over the next 20 years, with global air freight traffic expected to more than double by 2033.
Posted on 01/05 at 08:59 AM
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Big acquisitions, an improving economy and some new players change the landscape heading into 2015.
Posted on 01/05 at 08:53 AM
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Monday, December 29, 2014

A new study from UT’s Global Supply Chain institute suggests that there may be a profound reversal of outsourcing trends in the coming years as U.S. companies test the local waters.
Posted on 12/29 at 09:51 AM
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The “good news story” of the season appears to be generated by officials at The Port of Oakland, who report that it has taken additional steps in an ongoing effort to manage a surge of inbound container vessel calls.
Posted on 12/23 at 12:00 PM
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Friday, December 19, 2014

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in November was up 3.5 percent compared to October, which was up 0.5 percent over September at 136.8 (2000=100), marking the highest SA on record.
Posted on 12/19 at 02:48 PM
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UPS said that through this acquisition it will augment its healthcare expertise and network in Europe, specifically in the fast growing healthcare markets in Central and Eastern Europe.
Posted on 12/19 at 10:36 AM
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Carloads were up 12.1 percent at 312,271, and intermodal at 280,337 containers and trailers saw a 4.5 percent annual gain.
Posted on 12/19 at 09:15 AM
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Total November POLB volumes were up 2.1 percent year-over-year at 581,514 TEU, and POLA volumes in November decreased 3 percent compared to November 2013 at 663,346 TEU.
Posted on 12/19 at 08:30 AM
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