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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.
By Patrick Burnson · August 16, 2013
Matson, Inc. had another solid quarter, driven by continuing strength in its Hawaii trade, modest volume gains in its other trade lanes and a better result in Logistics. And while most “mega” carriers lost money this year, this specialized one found a way to make some.
By Jeff Berman · August 16, 2013
Following its mid-July announcement in which it said it planned to acquire 3PD Inc., the largest non-asset, third party provider of heavy goods, last-mile logistics in North America, non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics said this week that the acquisition has officially been completed.
By Jeff Berman · August 16, 2013
POLA July volumes-at 562,166 TEU-were down 1.48 percent annually in July, and POLB was up 7.6 percent at 562,166 TEU.
By LM Staff · August 16, 2013
Carload and intermodal volumes were mixed for the week ending August 10, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
By Patrick Burnson · August 16, 2013
The latest market data for emerging markets derived from the Cambashi Country Observatory (Q2 2013) shows that, in 2012, technical application spending in emerging countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, plus Columbia, Indonesia, Turkey and Vietnam) grew 12% or $1.7 billion.
By Jeff Berman · August 15, 2013
The United States Postal Service (USPS) this week rolled out various upgrades to its Priority Mail offering which it said have the potential to bring in more than half a billion dollars in new revenue in the next year.
By Jeff Berman · August 15, 2013
Transportation and logistics bellwether UPS announced this week that it opened up two new China-based contract logistics distribution facilities in Chengdu and Shanghai as part of its commitment to serve the growing domestic Chinese market.
By LM Staff · August 15, 2013
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) dropped 0.2 percent from May to June, following a 1.2 percent gain from April to May.
By Josh Bond · August 14, 2013
Shipments and orders up by double digits over record set in first half of 2012.
By Jeff Berman · August 14, 2013
Schneider National, the nation’s second-largest truckload carrier which traditionally has been a major player in long-haul intermodal traffic, recently announced it plans to add 200 truck drivers in Arizona and open a facility in Phoenix that will open next month.
By Patrick Burnson · August 14, 2013
When the Justice Department joined six states and the District of Columbia in a lawsuit yesterday to block the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways, shippers may have good reason to feel ambivalent.

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