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By Patrick Burnson · August 26, 2013
While it may seem “counter-intuitive,” California's merchandise export trade with Europe has been up nearly 13% over the latest three months while the state's exports to the Far East declined by 3.2% during the same period. Further complicating this picture is that this occurred despite a 16.9% jump in the value of shipments to China.
By Jeff Berman · August 23, 2013
Legislation recently introduced by Washington state Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell is focused on augmenting United States port operations by fully collecting the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT), which is comprised of revenues collected annually from importers and domestic shippers for deep-draft navigation maintenance dredging and the operation and maintenance of large and small ports.
By Jeff Berman · August 21, 2013
Coming off of the month of June, which showed fairly flattish global trade growth, data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, showed a spurt in activity in July.
By LM Staff · August 21, 2013
Menzies was inspired to co-found ALAN after witnessing the breakdown of relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
By John D. Schulz · August 21, 2013
The way the trucking industry and several major shipper groups see it, the candidate for the author of the dumbest bill in Congress belongs to Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., a rookie congressman who wants to jack up the minimum injury and property damage insurance level for trucking companies by nearly 500 percent.
By Jeff Berman · August 20, 2013
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) truck tonnage in July fell 0.4 percent following a 0.1 percent gain in June, and not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment, increased 3 percent from 125.9 in June to 129.6 in July.
By Patrick Burnson · August 20, 2013
Maersk is back in the black.
By LM Staff · August 20, 2013
The average price per gallon for diesel gasoline increased 0.4 cents this week to $3.90 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
By Patrick Burnson · August 20, 2013
The Lytle legacy is impressive.
By Patrick Burnson · August 20, 2013
Spokesmen said that in the upcoming quarters Damco does not anticipate a major improvement in the market situation.
By Jeff Berman · August 20, 2013
Not long ago, we heard a lot about an improving housing market and automotive sales on the rise, which clearly both bode well for economic growth. Both these developments are still occurring, which is great, but it is still not close to being good enough, is it?
By Patrick Burnson · August 19, 2013
The port of Oakland's executive director has many immediate and long-term challenges to deal with.
By Jeff Berman · August 19, 2013
Roadrunner Transportation Systems (RRTS) said last week it has acquired certain assets of the Southeast drayage division of Transport Corporation of America (TA Drayage), a provider of intermodal transportation and related services in the Southeast.
By Jeff Berman · August 19, 2013
While the gain was minimal, DAT said that this marked the first time July topped June since the index was launched in 1996, with the firm adding that freight volume typically trends down from June to July, with the average June to July decline more than 20 percent over the last decade.
By Jeff Berman · August 19, 2013
Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider BDP International recently announced it took a majority equity position in Sweden-based Polar Logistics AB.

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