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Thursday, 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.
Posted on 03/28 at 11:14 AM
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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.
Posted on 03/28 at 09:40 AM
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Wednesday, 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.
Posted on 03/27 at 07:23 PM
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As shippers continue to track the deteriorating political situation in Egypt, analysts are assessing the possible impact on Suez Canal services.
Posted on 03/27 at 05:24 PM
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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.
Posted on 03/27 at 04:59 PM
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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.
Posted on 03/27 at 12:44 PM
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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.
Posted on 03/27 at 08:58 AM
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Tuesday, 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
Posted on 03/26 at 04:25 PM
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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.
Posted on 03/26 at 04:12 PM
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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.
Posted on 03/26 at 10:43 AM
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