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By Jeff Berman · March 28, 2013
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported in February that U.S. Class I railroads originated a record 233,811 carloads of crude oil in 2012, representing a 256 percent gain (not a typo) from the 65,751 carloads of crude oil originated in 2011.
By LM Staff · March 28, 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 was up 3.5 percent in January 2013 compared to January 2012 at $90.5 billion.
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By LM Staff · March 27, 2013
It's no secret that shippers are coping with a new era of tighter capacity, higher rates, and tougher carrier negotiations. With this in mind, we offer this custom issue designed to help shippers get closer to their carriers. After being battered by three years of recession that decimated profits, LTL carriers, not surprisingly, are now laser-focused on improving yields and profitability in order to make decent enough returns to recapitalize their businesses and rolling stock. However, smart carriers are also focused on strengthening the relationship they have with their customers.
By Patrick Burnson · March 27, 2013
As shippers continue to track the deteriorating political situation in Egypt, analysts are assessing the possible impact on Suez Canal services.
By Patrick Burnson · March 27, 2013
Analytiqa, a consultancy and research firm based in Hertforshire, England, has published a study that suggests greater opportunities for U.S. shippers seeking to penetrate the vast African marketplace.
By Jeff Berman · March 27, 2013
Spot market patterns returned to a more normal—or post-recession—pace in February, according to data released by DAT, a subsidiary of Portland, Oregon-based TransCore.
By Jeff Berman · March 27, 2013
TNT Express, a Netherlands-based provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator, said this week it is making several moves to improve profitability between now and 2015.
By Patrick Burnson · March 26, 2013
United Cargo, one of the world's largest belly carriers, announced it has expanded its service for temperature-sensitive shipments by adding nine new cities to its worldwide TempControl network
By Patrick Burnson · March 26, 2013
The Port of Stockton has selected SSA Marine to manage the port’s terminal for the new M-580 Marine Highway Corridor service between the ports of Stockton and Oakland.
By Jeff Berman · March 26, 2013
Legislation geared to remove the industry’s exemptions from antitrust laws is rolled out by a bipartisan Senate due, and the arguments for an and against removing the railroads industry’s exemptions from antitrust laws remain the same.
By Josh Bond · March 26, 2013
Report predicts 16 of 24 industries will show gains in 2013, with 23 of 24 set to grow in 2014.
By Jeff Berman · March 26, 2013
The average price per gallon fell 4.1 cents—matching last week’s decrease—to $4.006 per gallon. These matching declines were preceded by 4.2 cent and 2.9 cent drops, representing a cumulative 15.3 cent drop over the last four weeks.
By Patrick Burnson · March 26, 2013
Air cargo shippers and air transport workers both require more transparency for the sake of security. As we have seen elsewhere in the supply chain, this will also enhance efficiency.
By Jeff Berman · March 25, 2013
Revenue at FedEx Freight, the company's less-than-truckload unit, at $1.24 billion was up 0.8 percent from $1.23 billion last year, with an operating margin of 0.3 percent compared to -0.1 percent a year ago.
By Jeff Berman · March 25, 2013
FTR said that the SCI represents “deteriorating conditions” for shippers early in 2013, with the SCI forecast expected to continue moving down as the year moves on, approaching negative double-digits by the end of 2013.

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