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By Jeff Berman · November 14, 2013
Class I railroad carrier CSX and GE Transportation heralded a partnership that will focus on exploring emissions-cutting and efficiency advancements through the use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) technology for locomotives.
By Jeff Berman · November 14, 2013
The overall decline in diesel prices remains unchanged, with the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reporting this week that the average price per gallon of diesel fell 2.5 cents to $3.832.
By Jeff Berman · November 13, 2013
The company reported late yesterday that consolidated operating revenue for the quarter—at $1.253 billion—was up 1.3 percent annually, while consolidated operating income fell from $27.3 million to $5.8 million year-over-year.
By Jeff Berman · November 13, 2013
Non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace recently announced that it has expanded its TransMATCH co-shipping service, which provides its customers and partners with the opportunity to consolidate freight through collaboration with multiple shipper companies and increase delivery frequency to targeted customers while keeping costs in check.
By Jeff Berman · November 12, 2013
Even with the government shutdown and a downwardly revised annual forecast, activity at United States-based retail container ports continued on a growth path and expected to continue that way through the end of the year, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By John D. Schulz · November 12, 2013
It’s a new era in trucking employee relations as the virtually union-free industry—except for UPS, YRC and ABF and a handful of other Teamster-related companies—copes with a pending labor shortage that is bad and threatens to be even worse.
By Jeff Berman · November 12, 2013
Third quarter deal value—for deals valued at $50 million or more—was $10.2 billion and represents 40 announced deals compared to the second quarter, which had 37 deals totaling $16.3 billion.
By Jeff Berman · November 12, 2013
The financially-beleaguered United States Postal Service (USPS) and e-commerce giant Amazon announced yesterday that they have teamed up in a joint effort focusing on Sunday delivery in the Los Angeles and New York metropolitan areas, which kicked off last Sunday.
By Patrick Burnson · November 12, 2013
Direct physical losses from disasters are not only following a steady upward path, but are also rising more rapidly than regional GDP
By Patrick Burnson · November 11, 2013
The U.S. military lost little time in responding to Typhoon Haiyan with humanitarian relief. But not all the associated challenges are related to logistics.
By LM Staff · November 11, 2013
Trade experts say cultural dissonance may continue to complicate the relationship
By Jeff Berman · November 11, 2013
Ian Hobkirk from Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors provides insight into the intersection of the supply chain and the military on Veterans Day.
By Jeff Berman · November 8, 2013
In a move geared towards bringing more volume to the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) in 2014, the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners said yesterday it has signed off on an incentive program that will reward shipping lines bringing new container business into POLA.
By Jeff Berman · November 8, 2013
October carloads—at 1,443,609—were up 1.5 percent—or 21,059 carloads— annually, and intermodal volumes were impressive, rising 6.8 percent (or 84,120 units) to 1,317,601 containers and trailers.
By Jeff Berman · November 8, 2013
Economic recovery prospects in North Europe appear to be on the right track, according to the most recent edition of the North Europe Global Port Tracker report produced by maritime consultancy Hackett Associates and the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

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