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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 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 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 Patrick Burnson · March 25, 2013
"Flagging out" is generally driven by the desire to save costs (including paying lower taxes) or to escape effective regulatory control by the State in which the vessel or fleet is beneficially owned. It is the ultimate privatization of regulation.
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 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 8, 2013
When it comes to the economy, both positive and negative developments remain front and center.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 7, 2013
New president and CEO takes the helm of NWPCA
By Jeff Berman · March 6, 2013
Natural gas, it’s just not for trucks to experiment with anymore. In fact, a Class I railroad is, too, according to a Wall Street Journal report published this week.
By Patrick Burnson · March 5, 2013
Majority of manufacturers plan to beat 2012 revenue records, keep capital investments strong, and bring international sourcing closer to the U.S.
By Jeff Berman · February 28, 2013
When it comes to the ongoing quarrel between the American Trucking Associations and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration over the pending motor carrier Hours-of-Service (HOS) changes, did anyone really think that ATA would not have the last word, at least for now anyhow?
By Jeff Berman · February 26, 2013
At a time when our nation’s back is up against the wall, this time due to matters of budget sequestration, the gasoline tax and how to finance myriad transportation infrastructure-related initiatives remains a delicate subject at best.
By Jeff Berman · February 20, 2013
In a fact sheet released by the White House, officials there did not hesitate to note that since President Obama took office four years ago, “America has begun the hard work of rebuilding our infrastructure.”
By Jeff Berman · February 13, 2013
Watching President Obama’s State of the Union address last night, it was hard not to notice the myriad aspects of his speech that had some sort of—direct or indirect—impact or effect on freight transportation, supply chain management, or logistics in one form or another.

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