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By Jeanne Dailey, Mohit Kumar, and Brooks Bentz, Accenture · June 1, 2014
Our team of market leading consultants offers global shippers a strategic approach for optimizing air freight expenditures in a way that simultaneously improves service and capacity.
By Michael Levans · June 1, 2014
In casual conversation with friends, it surprises me how many myths still exist around moving freight by rail. “It must be slow, unmanageable, old fashioned.” Rail seems to conjure memories of pillows of steam hovering over charming brick stations, or lonely whistles heard from a distant train snaking through the countryside.
By Peter Moore · June 1, 2014
I joined my son at his church last week and happened to meet a senior executive from a brick manufacturing company. When this gentleman learned of my logistics background, he asked if I knew anyone who had flatbed trucks.
By Mark Pearson · June 1, 2014
Many logistics and supply chain executives bemoan the fact that their people aren’t generating enough new ideas. However, often the fault lies with the companies themselves. Comfortably nestled inside the box, most organizations don’t work hard enough to nurture and support entrepreneurialism and innovation. According to an Accenture study, tons of ideas are floating around a typical company.
By Derik Andreoli · June 1, 2014
An analysis of natural gas storage volumes strongly suggests that natural gas prices will rise significantly towards the end of the year; and as they rise, so too will the price for CNG and LNG.
By LM Staff · May 30, 2014
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that U.S. trade with its North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico increased 6.2 percent from March 2013 to March 2014 at $101.5 billion.
By LM Staff · May 30, 2014
Carloads were up 6.8 percent at 300,936, and intermodal trailers and containers were up 8.6 percent at 269,444.
By Jeff Berman · May 29, 2014
The Thomasville, North Carolina-based carrier with the sector’s lowers operating ratio said is revenue per hundredweight, excluding fuel surcharges, for the second quarter, is now in a projected range of 3.0 percent to 3.5 percent over the second quarter of 2013 and from a previous forecast of 2.0 percent to 2.5 percent.
By Jeff Berman · May 29, 2014
UPS said that this facility is comprised of 6,500 square meters of non-bonded warehouse space and is 19 kilometers from Beijing Capital International Airport and has the capability to serve contract logistics orders with four-hour delivery in the metropolitan Beijing area and next-business-day orders for major cities in China.
<p>Gene Seroka, top executive at American Presidents Lines</p> By Patrick Burnson · May 29, 2014
Gene Seroka, a top executive at American Presidents Lines has been tapped to take over as executive director of the Port of Los Angeles
WHITE PAPER
By Charlie Tanner · May 28, 2014
Voice and multi-modal technology is evolving and creating new opportunities all the time. The proprietary systems that characterized much of the market for years are giving way to a more open approach, including more choices in hardware and software and more ways to drive down costs and boost performance. Whether you're just investigating voice and multi-modal technology or if you've already deployed a solution, these six key reasons explain why it's time to pick a new direction.
By Jeff Berman · May 28, 2014
Company officials said that this 2,200-acre site will connect businesses to strategic markets in the Southwestern United States and beyond, adding it will provide logistics gains for shippers along its Sunset Line, which runs 760 miles from El Paso, Texas to Los Angeles.
By Jeff Berman · May 28, 2014
Missing somewhere amid the recent hubbub regarding the positive steps being taken by both Congress (and the White House, for that matter) in terms of advancing legislation that would help keep the current federal authorization intact for maybe the next several years, is some good, old fashioned pessimism.
By LM Staff · May 28, 2014
The average price per gallon fell 0.9 cents to $3.925 per gallon, following declines of 1.4 cents, 1.6 cents, and 1.1 cents, respectively, over the previous three weeks, for a cumulative 5 cent drop over the last four weeks.
By Patrick Burnson · May 28, 2014
A new report from JLL posits the idea that retail supply chain managers will become increasingly reliant on the conversion of brick-and-mortar stores to fulfilment centers providing package pick-up and ship-from-store services.

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