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Tuesday, September 08, 2015

While railroads and other industry-related entities have made it clear that the Congressionally-mandated December 31, 2015 deadline for Unites States freight and passenger railroads to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) is unlikely to be met on time, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said today that chances of it happening are bleak.
Posted on 09/08 at 12:38 PM

According to a recent study by Prologis Research, evolving trade patterns, along with advances in technology and the expansion of e-commerce, reinforce the value proposition of core market locations.
Posted on 09/08 at 08:16 AM
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Monday, September 07, 2015

Half of large U.S. companies are bringing some of their manufacturing processes back onshore, with a significant effect on global procurement, logistics, trade, and manufacturing strategies. Is your supply chain ready for the global supply chain evolution?

Friday, September 04, 2015

United States Class I carloads were down 56,104 carloads–or 4.6 percent annually–at 1,115,957 in August, and intermodal containers and trailers were up 3.6 percent--or 38,617 units- at 1,114,370.
Posted on 09/04 at 04:28 AM

A new report from Chicago-based freight transportation and logistics consultancy CarrierDirect released this week examines current freight market conditions and what logistics and supply chain stakeholders need to do and know in order to stay one step ahead of the competition.
Posted on 09/04 at 03:47 AM

Thursday, September 03, 2015

You’ve heard the old saying, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Rob Handfield sees this as the best of times for procurement professionals, who have an opportunity to deliver real value to their organizations

While core metrics were down from a very impressive July, the August edition of the Non-Manufacturing Report on Business from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) was still very strong.
Posted on 09/03 at 11:30 AM

The Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) has released a report indicating that in 2014 average CO2 emissions in the global container shipping trades declined 8.4 percent from the year before.
Posted on 09/03 at 08:25 AM
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UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of UPS, recently announced it has rolled out a new service center facility in Franklin Park, Illinois. This is the company’s fifth Chicago-area service center along with other ones in Aurora, Chicago, Palantine, and South Holland.
Posted on 09/03 at 02:03 AM

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Global demand remains stable as packaging equipment providers of all sizes shift focus
Posted on 09/02 at 09:18 AM
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