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By Patrick Burnson · July 12, 2013
In the not-so-distant past the great cargo seaports in our global marketplace were fairly fixed destinations, with little incentive to change.
By Jeff Berman · July 12, 2013
UPS said today it is lowering its diluted earnings per share guidance to $1.13, which is below the Wall Street estimate of $1.20.
By Jeff Berman · July 12, 2013
Earlier this week, Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Supply Chain Solutions (SCS), a global provider of transportation and logistics services, said it has acquired the freight forwarding business of freight brokerage firm and 3PL England Logistics.
By Patrick Burnson · July 12, 2013
A new inland port agreement signed this week by Governor Nathan Deal, the Georgia Ports Authority and Cordele Intermodal Services will create and expand international markets for regional business. 


By LM Staff · July 12, 2013
Carload volume—at 247,896—was up 2 percent annually, and intermodal—at 205,597 trailers and containers—was up 1.1 percent.
By Patrick Burnson · July 12, 2013
Eighty-six percent of Domestic Fortune 500 companies use 3PLs for logistics and supply chain functions according to a new report just issued by Armstrong & Associates.
By Jeff Berman · July 11, 2013
Regardless of some tangible evidence of economic improvement, one related area continuing to come up short is finding and retaining qualified truck drivers. That sentiment rings especially true when looking at data released today by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) pertaining to truck driver turnover rates.
By Jeff Berman · July 11, 2013
A Bloomberg report from earlier this week said that transportation and logistics bellwether FedEx has agreed to settle a lawsuit regarding charges that the Memphis-based company was “systemically” overcharging customers by billing business and government offices at higher residential rates.
By Jeff Berman · July 11, 2013
Even if a sales tax is applied for online purchases, the e-commerce supply chain will likely emerge unscathed.
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.

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