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By Jeff Berman · July 1, 2016
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was 53.2 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), which topped May by 1.9 percent and is the fourth straight month of growth.
By Jeff Berman · July 1, 2016
Carloads were down 5.2 percent annually at 257,965, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 2.7 percent annually to 268,196.
By Patrick Burnson · June 30, 2016
The American Association of Port Authorities said that U.S. ports and their surrounding communities stand to benefit from the recent announcement of a partial Volkswagen settlement with the federal government and the California Air Resources Board.
By Patrick Burnson · June 30, 2016
Maritime analysts say smaller and older vessels will be scrapped in high volumes now that the Panama Canal has been expanded.
By Patrick Burnson · June 29, 2016
FMC Commissioner William P. Doyle weighed in on the upcoming implementation of the SOLAS Convention’s verified gross mass (VGM) requirements, thereby adding urgency to the issue.
By Jeff Berman · June 29, 2016
May shipments––at 954,000––saw a 10 percent jump over April and a 1.5 percent annual gain, which was boosted by furniture and auto parts imports, despite slow growth in China. This output marked the best ever month for May going back to 2007 based on Panjiva data, as well as its highest monthly shipment level since August 2015.
By Patrick Burnson · June 28, 2016
The 19 ocean carrier members of the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association have joined with six major East and Gulf coast ports agree on use of a common streamlined “Terminal Weighing Approach” to providing verified gross mass at port locations.
By Jeff Berman · June 28, 2016
Chicago-based project44 has now integrated more than 1,000 transportation APIs into its platformed network. As defined by project44, these Web service API (application programming interfaces) integrations enable 3PLs and shippers to connect with carriers in real time.
By Jeff Berman · June 28, 2016
The April SCI hit 1.5, which was up from March’s 0.4, which FTR described as reflecting improved market conditions for shippers at a time when freight demand remains sluggish while reaching its highest level since 2011.
By LM Staff · June 28, 2016
The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline was flat this week, remaining at $2.426 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
By LM Staff · June 28, 2016
Dr. Chris Caplice, Executive Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (MIT CTL), will receive the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) 2016 Distinguished Service Award. He will be presented with the award during the Opening General Session at CSCMP’s Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida on Monday, September 26, 2016.
By Jeff Berman · June 27, 2016
The long-awaited expansion of the Panama Canal, which was roughly ten years in the making, became a reality yesterday, with the expanded Canal holding an inauguration yesterday in Panama City, Panama to herald the next chapter in its history.
By Patrick Burnson · June 27, 2016
In an unprecedented move, the U.K. has voted to terminate its membership in the European Union after more than 40years.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 24, 2016
The acquisition creates a one-stop source for materials handling needs, from pallet jacks to AGVs to maintenance management software.
By LM Staff · June 24, 2016
Rail carloads fall 8.5 percent annually at 250,748, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 4.2 percent to 265,438.

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