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By Patrick Burnson · July 8, 2013
Having surpassed the California ports to claim the top spot in the index in 2012, the Port of New York and New Jersey ranked first again in 2013, this year by a rapidly-widening 9-point margin, followed by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
By Patrick Burnson · July 8, 2013
With Latin America poised for explosive growth over the next decade, many U.S. shippers are evaluating the risk/reward scenario for enterprise penetration.
By Patrick Burnson · July 8, 2013
Seasonally adjusted employment data released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that staffing firms added 9,500 new jobs from May to June (up 0.4%).
By Jeff Berman · July 8, 2013
With the first half of 2013 officially in the books, the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics states that minimal-to-slow growth is likely to remain intact for the foreseeable future.
By LM Staff · July 8, 2013
Weekly carload volume—at 281,367—was up 1 percent annually, and intermodal—at 249,673 trailers and containers—was down 1.5 percent.
By Jeff Berman · July 8, 2013
New Department of Transportation Secretary will need to hit the ground running in order to best address the myriad tasks at hand in his new gig.
By Patrick Burnson · July 7, 2013
Jones Lang LaSalle’s Seaport Index traces port success to infrastructure improvements, connectivity, availability of distribution center space, and proximity to population density
By Patrick Burnson · July 3, 2013
Despite rates having fallen by 41% since New Year, carriers are poised to increase capacity from Asia to East Coast South America by more than 20% - seemingly a recipe for continued rate declines.
By Patrick Burnson · July 3, 2013
While logistics managers may note that the ISM purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has bounced back over 50 to 50.9 in June from 49.0 in May, some economists maintain that such surveys may not mean much.
By Patrick Burnson · July 3, 2013
Two new and innovative services for U.S. pharma shippers using both air- and ocean-cargo modes were unveiled this week.
By Patrick Burnson · July 3, 2013
Supply chains start when someone, somewhere reaches for their wallet. Increasingly, this will happen outside the U.S. in “mega cities,” observes Alan Amling, UPS global director contract logistics marketing
By Jeff Berman · July 3, 2013
Non-manufacturing activity took a dip in June but remained in growth territory, according to the June edition of the Institute of Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business.
By Jeff Berman · July 3, 2013
While an economic recovery may not truly be in full gear, the transportation sector—to a degree—at least showed some promising signs, according to the June edition of the Cass Freight Index Report.
By Josh Bond · July 3, 2013
Ninety-two percent of employers who intend to hire in 2013 will hire full-time help.
By Patrick Burnson · July 2, 2013
Ocean cargo carriers comprising the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) have announced a guideline peak season surcharge (PSS) of $400 per 40-foot container from Asia to all U.S. destinations, effective August 1.

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