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By Jeff Berman · July 17, 2013
The market environment for shippers remained essentially the same from April to May and is in line with previous months, according to the most recent edition of the Shipper Conditions Index (SCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR Associates.
By Jeff Berman · July 17, 2013
Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider CEVA Logistics said this week it is increasing its presence in Virginia by moving to a new location later this summer, which it said is a multi-use site that will manage the logistics needs of several global brands with room to expand.
By Josh Bond · July 17, 2013
Shipments are down by 2% year over year.
By Patrick Burnson · July 17, 2013
U.S. shippers hoping to do business in Cuba in the future were dealt a serious setback yesterday when Panamanian authorities discovered that the renegade nation had been trading undeclared “missile equipment” with North Korea.
By Jeff Berman · July 16, 2013
June volumes at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) appear to be in line with the overall consensus that economic growth is moving along at a slow pace, even with some positive developments in the automotive and housing sectors.
By Patrick Burnson · July 16, 2013
Amid growing concern that U.S. exports may be lagging, comes news that inbound shipments are sluggish, too.
By John D. Schulz · July 16, 2013
Prior to leaving town for its lengthy summer recess before returning to work on Sept 5, top Congressional representatives on an important transportation committee visited a FedEx hub and a leading intermodal port to get a feel for the importance of logistics to the overall U.S. economy.
By Jeff Berman · July 16, 2013
This marks the second straight weekly increase on the heels of a six-week stretch of declining prices.
By Josh Bond · July 15, 2013
Composite index edges up to 58 from 56—15th straight quarter above 50 and 2nd consecutive advance; Senior financial executives surveyed on healthcare reform.
By Jeff Berman · July 15, 2013
The acquisition train continues to keep rolling along for non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics, with the most recent stop being today’s announcement that it plans to acquire 3PD Inc., the largest non-asset, third party provider of heavy goods, last-mile logistics in North America.
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By Charlie Tanner · July 15, 2013
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By Charlie Tanner · July 15, 2013
Manual processes dominate many aspects of transportation and third party logistics (3PL), which keeps costs high. Learn how you can increase business efficiencies by automating the data exchange with suppliers and partners.
By Jeff Berman · July 15, 2013
Retail sales data for the month of June from the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF) showed relatively positive traction on the consumer spending front despite tailing off at the end of the second quarter.
By Patrick Burnson · July 15, 2013
Despite a promising start this year, U.S. exports are failing to gain the traction needed for sustainable long-term growth.
By Patrick Burnson · July 12, 2013
In the not-so-distant past the great cargo seaports in our global marketplace were fairly fixed destinations, with little incentive to change.

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