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By Jeff Berman · June 27, 2013
NS says the new facility is well-positioned to help NS expand its TBT terminal footprint by extending the reach of our network even more effectively to serve additional markets.
By Jeff Berman · June 27, 2013
FedEx subsidiary FedEx Trade Networks, the company’s global trade arm, announced this week it has set up shop in Dublin, Ireland, which the company said is part of its ongoing global expansion initiative and is its first office in Ireland and its 24th in Europe.
By Patrick Burnson · June 26, 2013
A cautiously optimistic outlook based on realigned expectations, as well as the United States returning to the top of the rankings, are the themes of the 2013 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index, a regular measure of senior executive sentiment at the world’s largest companies.
By Patrick Burnson · June 26, 2013
First Carbon Solutions, (FCS) and CDP have announced their expanded partnership to increase services that measure supply chain carbon management and extend sustainability scoring to CDP’s climate change program in the Nordic and Benelux regions, Australia, New Zealand and India.
By Jeff Berman · June 26, 2013
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman chatted with Doug Waggoner, CEO of Echo Global Logistics, a non-asset based freight brokerage company and a provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, at last week’s eyefortransport 3PL Summit in Chicago. The conversation covered things impacting shippers and 3PL’s alike, including capacity, rates, and e-commerce, among others.
By LM Staff · June 26, 2013
While Teamsters at UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload subsidiary of UPS, recently rejected a proposed labor contract, UPS said today that its employees represented by the Teamsters have voted to approve a new National Master contract, which covers roughly 235,000 full- and part-time employees in the United States.
By LM Staff · June 26, 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 increased 7.4 percent annually in April to $99.0 billion.
By Jeff Berman · June 26, 2013
The American Trucking Associations says that truckload volumes will grow 3.2 percent through 2018 and 1.1 percent annually between 2019 and 2024. Less-than-truckload volume should grow 3.5 percent annually through 2018 and by 2.4 percent until 2024.
By Patrick Burnson · June 25, 2013
Cushman & Wakefield has released a comprehensive white paper entitled “The Changing World of Trade” that indentifies winning strategies for adapting to the new “demand economy.”
By Patrick Burnson · June 25, 2013
In this exclusive interview, we investigate what makes Box Ships run
By John Schulz · June 25, 2013
Following news of a tentative agreement between the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and transportation and parcel bellwether UPS roughly two months ago, it now appears that the deal is off.
By LM Staff · June 25, 2013
Diesel prices dropped for the fifth straight week, with the average price per gallon falling $0.3 to $3.838 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
By Josh Bond · June 25, 2013
Two thirds expect to add jobs next year, even as more than half report skilled labor shortage.
By Frank Quinn · June 25, 2013
In thinking about those whom I’m indebted to for the success of SCMR over 16 years, there is one constituency that must rank first on the list—you, the reader.
By Jeff Berman · June 24, 2013
Last week, I attended the 11th annual eyefortransport 3PL Summit in Chicago for the seventh time. I would not keep attending if I did not find it useful and highly valuable, too. The value comes on many fronts, including networking, education, session quality, and being in a great city like Chicago does not hurt either.

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