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By Jeff Berman · May 23, 2014
When it comes to how the harsh winter weather impacted manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations, it was not nearly as dire as it was for freight transportation and logistics, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Spring 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast that was issued earlier this month.
By LM Staff · May 23, 2014
Carloads were up 4.4 percent at 298,932, and intermodal was up 6.8 percent at 267,061.
By Jeff Berman · May 22, 2014
Non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace and its company-owned intermodal marketing company (IMC) Celtic International recently announced they have expanded its cross-border and intra-Mexico intermodal services, which they said will provide shippers with a more thorough U.S.-Mexico service into and out of Mexico.
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By Jeff Berman · May 22, 2014
Affiliates of Eagle Merchant Partners, a private equity firm in Atlanta with a concentration southeast U.S.-based middle-market buyouts, acquired Austin, Texas-based LSO (Lone Star Overnight), a parcel delivery company.
By Jeff Berman · May 22, 2014
The much anticipated P3 Network vessel-sharing agreement, whose objective is to give ocean carrier heavyweights Maersk, MSC, and CMA CGM the ability to discuss and agree on the size, number and operational characteristics of vessels to be operated on transatlantic and transpacific trade lanes between the U.S. and Asia, North Europe and the Mediterranean, will be getting a later start than originally thought.
By Jeff Berman · May 21, 2014
Tight capacity in the freight transportation market continues to be the norm, and that theme was no exception in the most recent edition of the Shippers Condition Index (SCI) from FTR.
By Jeff Berman · May 20, 2014
On an annual basis, the April seasonally-adjusted truck tonnage index was up 4.8 percent, marking its biggest annual gains for any month in 2014. And on a year-to-date basis SA tonnage is up 2.9 percent through April.
By LM Staff · May 20, 2014
The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline dipped 1.4 cents to $3.934 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
By Jeff Berman · May 20, 2014
Third-party logistics (3PL) services providers weathered the harsh impact of the winter weather in the first quarter in solid fashion, according to the 1st Quarter 2014: TIA 3PL Market report released by the Transportation Intermediaries Association this week.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 19, 2014
Injecting the “cool factor” into the supply chain
By Patrick Burnson · May 18, 2014
Transpacific container lines continue to experience a surge in eastbound bookings that began in January and is expected to continue into the second half of 2014
By John D. Schulz · May 16, 2014
Washington has a problem. It needs to produce a fully funded, multi-year surface transportation bill, and find a way to pay for it in an election year, before the end of September.
By John D. Schulz · May 16, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is in the final step of issuing contentious, labor friendly regulations that would create sweeping changes to the way the union organizing elections are held.
By Jeff Berman · May 16, 2014
Not long after the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) this week rolled out its version for new federal transportation authorization, entitled the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act (S. 2322), the bill received the blessing of the EPW committee with an unanimous vote yesterday.

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