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By Patrick Burnson · October 14, 2013
As the Caribbean Basin gains more attention as a logistical hub, Florida’s ports will become key business partners.
By LM Staff · October 14, 2013
Beacon Economics’ California Trade Report will not be released this month due to the Federal government shutdown.
By LM Staff · October 14, 2013
They are concerned about potential tax increases, government regulations, compliance with the Affordable Care Act and the current strength of the U.S. and global economies.
By LM Staff · October 14, 2013
A significant majority of middle market executives agree that middle market job growth will have a significant impact on strengthening the U.S. economy (96%). Despite this, 83% believe Congress is doing too little to support the middle market; while 95% disapprove of the job performance of Congress and 70% disapprove of the job performance of President Obama.
By Jeff Berman · October 11, 2013
Against the backdrop of sluggish GDP growth and improving manufacturing numbers, up and down employment, and many other numbers furnished by the federal government which are largely unavailable now, due to the federal government shutdown, the economic waters remain as murky as ever.
By Jeff Berman · October 11, 2013
As part of its expansion efforts in Australia, Menlo Worldwide Logistics LLC, a third-party logistics (3PL) subsidiary of freight transportation services provider Con-way Inc., recently said it has added a new multi-client warehouse and office facility near Brisbane.
By Jeff Berman · October 11, 2013
UPS this week rolled out a new service that offers shippers a guaranteed economical option for ground package delivery south of the U.S. border.
By LM Staff · October 11, 2013
Carload volume—at 279,128—was down 1.6 percent annually, and intermodall—at 266,580 trailers and containers, which was up 6.2 percent.
By Jeff Berman · October 10, 2013
Intermodal, highway and logistics services provider Hub Group Inc. said this week that it is lowering its expected earnings per share for the third quarter to be between $0.48-$0.51, down from previous Wall Street expectations ranging from $0.52-$0.57. And it also lowered full-year 2013 earnings to $1.85-$1.95 from $2.02.
By Jeff Berman · October 10, 2013
Looking at the current state of the United States railroad carload market, the overall take from FTR Associates Senior Consultant Larry Gross is that things have been relatively quiet in terms of year-over-year performance, with signs of improvement going forward.
By Jeff Berman · October 10, 2013
As of this morning, @LogisticsMgmtMag has 14,814 followers and has posted 3,996 Tweets. Not too shabby considering that when we started doing this we were very unclear on how we would use Twitter and how we would grow it.
By Patrick Burnson · October 10, 2013
According to analysts with Drewry Maritime Resarch, ocean cargo container lines are still being squeezed out of providing “home-grown” integrated logistics services. This is evidenced by Maersk’s news last month that it has entered into an agreement to sell the assets of its U.S. trucking subsidiary Bridge Terminal Transport, analysts add.
By Jeff Berman · October 9, 2013
At the recent FTR Transportation Conference in Indianapolis, there were widespread views regarding market factors germane to capacity expansion.
By Jeff Berman · October 9, 2013
Natural gas utilization continues to be a major action item for transportation and logistics bellwether UPS, with the company announcing this week that it will invest roughly $50 million to build another nine liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations.
By Jeff Berman · October 9, 2013
Following its mid-August announcement saying that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Four Soft, a developer and marketer of logistics solutions for logistics services providers, manufacturers, and retailers, multimodal transportation software provider Kewill said this week that the deal is now officially completed.

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