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By Jeff Berman · June 14, 2013
Signs of economic growth were prevalent in global trade data issued this week by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.
By LM Staff · June 14, 2013
Carload volume—at 278,249—was down 2.8 percent annually, and intermodal—at 252,641 trailers and containers—was up 2.5 percent annually.
By Patrick Burnson · June 13, 2013
A long talked about alternative to the Panama Canal moved one step closer this week
By Patrick Burnson · June 13, 2013
Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling rejecting two more concession requirements in the Port of Los Angeles clean-trucks program was praised by the American Trucking Associations
By Jeff Berman · June 13, 2013
Earlier this week, DHL Global Forwarding, a subsidiary of global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL, rolled out a new air freight product geared towards the life sciences and healthcare sectors called DHL Thermonet.
By Jeff Berman · June 13, 2013
The Department of Commerce reported that May retail sales at $421.1 billion were up 0.6 percent over April and up 4.7 percent compared to May 2012, and the NRF said May retail sales rose 0.6 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from April and were up 4.3 percent on an unadjusted basis annually.
By Patrick Burnson · June 13, 2013
The amount of data in our world has been exploding, and analyzing large data sets—so-called big data—will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and consumer surplus, according to research by The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) and McKinsey’s Business Technology Office.
By Jeff Berman · June 13, 2013
This $97 million facility is part of the railroad’s Crescent Corridor project, which aims to establish an efficient, high-capacity intermodal freight rail route between the Gulf Coast and the North East.
By Jeff Berman · June 13, 2013
The Department of Transportation says applications for 2013 TIGER grants total more than $9 billion, which crushes the $474 million DOT has allocated for it.
By LM Staff · June 12, 2013
The BTS said that the April Freight TSI at 112.4 is 18.5 percent higher than April 2009’s low point of 94.8 during the recession.
By Jeff Berman · June 12, 2013
In early July, the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will commence implementation of the liquidated damages phase of the Import Security Filing, which is commonly known as 10+2.
By Jeff Berman · June 12, 2013
Con-way Freight, the LTL subsidiary of transportation and logistics services provider Con-way Inc., will implement a 5.9 percent GRI for non-contractual business that will take effect on June 24.
By Jeff Berman · June 11, 2013
The United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation yesterday approved the nomination of Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Anthony Foxx as Secretary of Transportation.
By LM Staff · June 11, 2013
The average price per gallon for diesel gasoline dropped for the third straight week, falling two cents to $3.849 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
By Jeff Berman · June 11, 2013
Following the lead of some of its biggest competitors, FedEx Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of FedEx Freight, said this week it is raising rates for non-contractual freight in the form of GRI (general rates increases) by 4.5 percent effective, July 1.

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