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By Jeff Berman · March 27, 2014
The Ann Arbor, Michigan-based carrier said earlier this month that effective March 31 a 5.4 percent GRI will take effect.
By Jeff Berman · March 27, 2014
A study recently released by GT Nexus, a provider of cloud-based network services for global trade and supply chain management, in conjunction with Supply Chain Insights makes the case that ERP systems may be coming up short, when it comes to providing supply chain visibility for shippers.
By Jeff Berman · March 27, 2014
It goes without saying that this winter had major impacts, none of which were really good, in terms of supply chain efficiency for the most part. But with the calendar indicating spring has sprung, it seems like a good time to look back at what everyone dealt with and how, hopefully, things get better from a volume and timing perspective for all supply chain stakeholders.
By Jeff Berman · March 26, 2014
The 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, was given the green light by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) earlier this month.
By Mike Regan · March 26, 2014
At the recent Stifel Transportation and Logistics Conference, I moderated a panel discussion that included representatives from Wal-Mart, Dell, Under Armour and Clorox. One topic they covered that I found especially interesting was that some companies were entertaining the idea of slowing down their supply chain. Why would they do that?
By LM Staff · March 25, 2014
As noted in today’s news section, airports with new infrastructure and access to population centers will remain dominant in the air cargo arena.
By LM Staff · March 25, 2014
Top U.S. airports are engaged in a fight for a larger share of the challenged U.S. air cargo market, according to JLL’s annual Airport Outlook Report.
By Jeff Berman · March 25, 2014
The Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) public hearing “Petition for rulemaking to adopt revised competitive switching rules” kicked off today after being cancelled last fall due to the federal government shutdown.
By LM Staff · March 25, 2014
The average price per gallon fell 1.5 cents to $3.988, following a 1.8 cent decline to $4.003 last week.
By Patrick Burnson · March 25, 2014
Menlo Logistics, the global logistics and supply chain management unit of Con-way Inc. is now looking to develop its business at the 8,500 square meter facility still further.
By Patrick Burnson · March 25, 2014
$200 million investment in European logistics center poised for further trade and export growth
By Bob Trebilcock · March 24, 2014
Modex 2014 is a done deal. All thoughts now turn to Chicago and ProMat 2015. Well, maybe not all thoughts. Here’s a few impressions I took away from the trip to Atlanta last week.
By John D. Schulz · March 24, 2014
Detroit-based Locqus is a free service that helps businesses manage sales, jobs, billing, and employees in the field. The start-up company is pitching itself to private fleets and others to enable those companies to automatically share real-time updates to scheduled appointments while in transit to a job.
By Jeff Berman · March 24, 2014
The freight brokerage market has another behemoth in the mix, with the recently announced definitive merger agreement of two non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) service providers Chicago-based Coyote Logistics and Access America Transport (AAT), which is out of Chattanooga, Tenn.
By Jeff Berman · March 21, 2014
Cloud-based global trade management technology provider Amber Road (formerly known as Management Dynamics) announced the pricing of its initial public offering (IPO) of 7,391,565 shares of its common stock at $13 per share.

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