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By Mark Pearson · August 1, 2013
A lot of global companies are hoping that emerging markets will prop up their bottom lines. They could be disappointed.
By Derik Andreoli · August 1, 2013
One needs to look no further than the futures market for evidence that analysts’ forecasts are rarely correct. In every trade, the buyer believes that prices will rise, and the seller believes the exact opposite. Not often do you see an analyst publicly reflect on a prior forecast—except, of course, when their goal is to make a “victory lap.”
By George Kokoris · August 1, 2013
Attendees will enjoy a full evening of dining and networking before stepping up to the podium to receive their awards. Following the presentations, the room will be treated to a performance by comedian Keith Alberstadt who has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and Last Comic Standing.
By George Kokoris · July 31, 2013
The editorial staff of Logistics Management (LM) is proud to unveil the results of the 30th Annual Quest for Quality Awards.
By Patrick Burnson · July 31, 2013
E2open has acquired icon-scm with the intention of creating a stronger service for collaborative planning and execution.
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By George Kokoris · July 31, 2013
Increasing supply chain visibility is a critical strategy for reducing costs and improving operational performance. 63% of respondents in a recent AberdeenGroup study placed a high priority on improving visibility into their increasingly complex global supply chains.
By John Schulz · July 31, 2013
ABF Freight System, the seventh-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier by revenue, said this week that it has reached an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters for a contract extension through August 31 that it said will “allow for the conclusion of the voting process for the remaining six supplemental agreements to the ABF National Master Freight Agreement.
By LM Staff · July 31, 2013
The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) said this week that trade using all forms of freight transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico rose 1.8 percent annually in May to $98.6 billion.
By Jeff Berman · July 31, 2013
Non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics reported second quarter revenue of $137.1 million yesterday, marking a 151.4 percent annual increase. The company added that gross margin dollars rose 128.4 percent annually to $19.3 million, with gross margin percentage 14.1 percent.
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By George Kokoris · July 30, 2013
When it comes to global economic competitiveness, the United States is not as strong as it once was. To help mitigate this trend, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has made transforming customs procedures to better align with modern business practices a priority. The Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEEs) are an integral part of those efforts.
By Patrick Burnson · July 30, 2013
With both China and India losing ground within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this past year, it appears that tiny Singapore is regaining business from U.S. multinationals seeking a stable shipping and sourcing alternative.
By Jeff Berman · July 30, 2013
Following reports from earlier this month indicating that FedEx had agreed to settle a lawsuit regarding charges that the Memphis-based company was “systemically” overcharging customers by billing business and government offices at higher residential rates, Bloomberg reported yesterday that FedEx will pay $21.5 million to settle the lawsuit.
By Jeff Berman · July 30, 2013
The outlook for global trade activity continues to be relatively dim, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
By Jeff Berman · July 30, 2013
The increase in diesel prices appears to be more than a trend again, with the average price per gallon rising 1.2 cents to $3.915 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
By Patrick Burnson · July 29, 2013
American Worldwide Agencies, a global network of freight forwarders and agents based in Long Beach, recently announced that it has grown exponentially since launching its service last year.

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