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By Patrick Burnson · August 1, 2013
Logistics managers and non-vessel operators expect that, as ocean carriers’ cash flow gets tighter, the charter market will increasingly be used for newer, fuel-efficient vessels. The payoff for shippers will be sustainable service.
By Jeff Berman · August 1, 2013
Manufacturing activity in July continued its solid turnaround since dropping to its lowest levels since June 2009 in May, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s monthly Manufacturing ISM Report on Business.
By Jeff Berman · August 1, 2013
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. President and CEO Mark DiBlasi about the company's acquisition strategy and market trends.
By Michael Levans · August 1, 2013
It’s my distinct honor to present the logistics and transportation community with the results of the 30th Annual Quest for Quality Survey. The publication in your hands marks the culmination of a six-month research project conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG) that’s become known over three decades as the single most important measure of customer satisfaction and service performance excellence available in the logistics and transportation industry.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2013

By Jeff Berman · August 1, 2013
During a speech at the Amazon.com Chattanooga Fulfillment Center this week focused on jobs for the middle class, President Obama called for reforming the country’s corporate tax code and subsequently re-allocating the funds from transitioning from a simpler tax system for significant investment in creating middle-class jobs.
By Peter Moore · August 1, 2013
In the past months, ABF Freight System and UPS Freight announced 5.9 percent general rate increases, effective May 28 and June 10, respectively. Con-way Freight will raise its LTL rates 5.9 percent on June 24. On June 10, FedEx Freight announced a 4.5 percent GRI in non-contract base rates effective July 1, and other large carriers are expected to follow suit over the next several weeks.
By Mark Pearson · August 1, 2013
A lot of global companies are hoping that emerging markets will prop up their bottom lines. They could be disappointed.
By Derik Andreoli · August 1, 2013
One needs to look no further than the futures market for evidence that analysts’ forecasts are rarely correct. In every trade, the buyer believes that prices will rise, and the seller believes the exact opposite. Not often do you see an analyst publicly reflect on a prior forecast—except, of course, when their goal is to make a “victory lap.”
By George Kokoris · August 1, 2013
Attendees will enjoy a full evening of dining and networking before stepping up to the podium to receive their awards. Following the presentations, the room will be treated to a performance by comedian Keith Alberstadt who has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and Last Comic Standing.
By George Kokoris · July 31, 2013
The editorial staff of Logistics Management (LM) is proud to unveil the results of the 30th Annual Quest for Quality Awards.
By Patrick Burnson · July 31, 2013
E2open has acquired icon-scm with the intention of creating a stronger service for collaborative planning and execution.
WHITE PAPER
By George Kokoris · July 31, 2013
Increasing supply chain visibility is a critical strategy for reducing costs and improving operational performance. 63% of respondents in a recent AberdeenGroup study placed a high priority on improving visibility into their increasingly complex global supply chains.
By John Schulz · July 31, 2013
ABF Freight System, the seventh-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier by revenue, said this week that it has reached an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters for a contract extension through August 31 that it said will “allow for the conclusion of the voting process for the remaining six supplemental agreements to the ABF National Master Freight Agreement.
By LM Staff · July 31, 2013
The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) said this week that trade using all forms of freight transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico rose 1.8 percent annually in May to $98.6 billion.

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