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Thursday, 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.
Posted on 03/14 at 12:25 PM
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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.
Posted on 03/14 at 10:25 AM
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Wednesday, 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).
Posted on 03/13 at 03:28 PM
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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.
Posted on 03/13 at 12:48 PM
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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.
Posted on 03/13 at 11:28 AM
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February retail sales exceeded expectations, according to data released today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
Posted on 03/13 at 11:06 AM
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The North American hydraulic fracturing energy boom is creating once-in-lifetime new business opportunities for the trucking and rail industries.
Posted on 03/13 at 09:59 AM
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Company officials said that the move to a new facility, which will serve shippers in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, will better help ODFL meet its growth in this region.
Posted on 03/13 at 09:32 AM
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

BNSF officials say the SCIG will be a state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly, near-dock intermodal facility that will have 90 percent less emissions than traditional intermodal yards and will be four miles from the Port of Los Angeles.
Posted on 03/12 at 04:05 PM
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The average price per gallon fell 4.2 cents to $4.088 per gallon, on the heels of a 2.9 cent dip last week. Prior to these two weeks of declines, prices rose a cumulative 26.5 cents over a six week span.
Posted on 03/12 at 04:04 PM
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