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By Jeff Berman · March 18, 2013
Zepol data indicates United States-bound containerized vessel imports were mixed for the month of February, with imports down sequentially and up annually.
By Jeff Berman · March 18, 2013
Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider MIQ Logistics announced earlier this month that it has opened a Laredo, Texas-based facility which it said will focus on serving shippers’ cross-border supply chain needs.
By Jeff Berman · March 18, 2013
Speaking specifically to IANA’s reported container growth in the fourth quarter, an intermodal expert explained that while a headline in regards to a record number of domestic containers—as a data point—is true, there are also other things to keep in mind.
By Patrick Burnson · March 15, 2013
As the defence budgets of leading countries around the world are cut, anti-piracy operations are being hard hit. The US could be the latest country to cut anti-piracy spending, meaning a further reduction to the forces patrolling the area around Somalia.
By John D. Schulz · March 15, 2013
The government’s proposed changes to the complex truck driver hours of service regulations had their day in court on the Ides of March and certainly anybody that expected clarity on the issue should have been beware.
By Patrick Burnson · March 15, 2013
In response to global challenges faced by most businesses throughout the past few years, freight forwarders have adjusted their business models in response to adverse economic demands.
By Jeff Berman · March 15, 2013
Like its neighbor, the Port of Los Angeles, across San Pedro bay, the Port of Long Beach (POLB) had a strong month volume-wise in February, according to data released by the port this week.
By LM Staff · March 15, 2013
Carload volume—at 276,698—was down 0.9 percent, and intermodal—at 235,174 containers and trailers—was up 4 percent annually.
By Jeff Berman · March 14, 2013
Total volume—at 614,948 TEU—was up 16.99 percent annually. Imports for the month—at 318,547 TEU—increased 25.23 percent, and exports—at 156,690 TEU—were down 4.88 percent.
By Jeff Berman · March 14, 2013
With social media, it seems like its impact on actual supply chain and logistics operations is not clearly defined, or, for that matter, truly even exist in a meaningful way.
By Jeff Berman · March 13, 2013
A little more than one month after coming to terms on a tentative agreement on a new labor contract, which was preceded by months of difficult negotiations, the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX), an alliance of container carriers, direct employers, and port associations serving United States-based East and Gulf Coasts, and the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), the largest union of maritime workers in North America, have officially approved the agreement for a successor Master Agreement, according to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS).
By Jeff Berman · March 13, 2013
While the turnover rate at large truckload carriers dipped in the fourth quarter of 2012, the issue of finding and retaining qualified drivers remains a top priority for pretty much all carriers.
By LM Staff · March 13, 2013
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 1.2 percent from December to January, following a 1.0 percent gain from November to December.
By Jeff Berman · March 13, 2013
February retail sales exceeded expectations, according to data released today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
By John D. Schulz · March 13, 2013
The North American hydraulic fracturing energy boom is creating once-in-lifetime new business opportunities for the trucking and rail industries.

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