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By LM Staff · July 10, 2013
The Freight TSI has seen gains in six of the last seven months and May’s 1.2 percent gain erased April’s 1.2 percent decrease.
By Jeff Berman · July 10, 2013
Trucking conditions in May remained on a similar track as April, according to the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) released today by freight transportation consultancy FTR Associates.
By Jeff Berman · July 10, 2013
Intermodal loadings in June continued their strong momentum at 1,009,387 trailers and containers, which represent a 1.3 percent—or 13,393 units—increase. The AAR said the weekly intermodal average of 252,347 in June now stands as the single highest weekly intermodal average for any month in history.
By Jeff Berman · July 10, 2013
Barring a sudden shift in economic activity, United States-bound import activity is expected to remain along its current trend lines of slow growth, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker North America report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 9, 2013
A recovering economy and the re-shoring of manufacturing are driving demand for pallets in North America, according to the Freedonia Group.
By Jeff Berman · July 9, 2013
The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this week that the average price per gallon of diesel gasoline rose 1.1 cents to $3.828 per gallon, snapping a six-week stretch of declines that saw prices fall a cumulative 7.3 cents.
By Jeff Berman · July 9, 2013
The main objective of GreenLink, said DHL, is to consolidate DHL Freight’s current and future LLP accounts globally while leveraging expertise from several customers across three continents.
By Patrick Burnson · July 8, 2013
Having surpassed the California ports to claim the top spot in the index in 2012, the Port of New York and New Jersey ranked first again in 2013, this year by a rapidly-widening 9-point margin, followed by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
By Patrick Burnson · July 8, 2013
With Latin America poised for explosive growth over the next decade, many U.S. shippers are evaluating the risk/reward scenario for enterprise penetration.
By Patrick Burnson · July 8, 2013
Seasonally adjusted employment data released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that staffing firms added 9,500 new jobs from May to June (up 0.4%).
By Jeff Berman · July 8, 2013
With the first half of 2013 officially in the books, the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics states that minimal-to-slow growth is likely to remain intact for the foreseeable future.
By LM Staff · July 8, 2013
Weekly carload volume—at 281,367—was up 1 percent annually, and intermodal—at 249,673 trailers and containers—was down 1.5 percent.
By Jeff Berman · July 8, 2013
New Department of Transportation Secretary will need to hit the ground running in order to best address the myriad tasks at hand in his new gig.
By Patrick Burnson · July 7, 2013
Jones Lang LaSalle’s Seaport Index traces port success to infrastructure improvements, connectivity, availability of distribution center space, and proximity to population density
By Patrick Burnson · July 3, 2013
Despite rates having fallen by 41% since New Year, carriers are poised to increase capacity from Asia to East Coast South America by more than 20% - seemingly a recipe for continued rate declines.

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