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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Holiday sales—as defined by the NRF—are sales in the months of November and December and exclude autos, gas, and restaurant sales. For 2014, the NRF said it expects holiday sales to grow 4.1 percent compared to 2013 to $616.9 billion, which is above the actual 3.1 percent for 2013.
Posted on 10/08 at 11:00 AM
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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

As peak season container volumes arrive at the nation’s largest seaports, congestion has worsened
Posted on 10/07 at 05:06 PM
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Transportation and logistics bellwether UPS said this week it has acquired i-Parcel LLC, an Edison, N.J.-based global e-commerce logistics services provider focused on helping internet retailers with their international online shopping experience.
Posted on 10/07 at 01:04 PM
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At a time when there are myriad differing opinions on how to best fund federal transportation infrastructure, a bill proposed by Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) offers up the option of a dedicated revenue source for freight infrastructure investments.
Posted on 10/07 at 12:14 PM
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Diesel prices have been down in 25 of the last 30 weeks and are at its lowest level since the week of July 16, 2012, when it hit $3.695.
Posted on 10/07 at 09:35 AM
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The topic of Peak Season planning was cited fairly often at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference late last month.
Posted on 10/07 at 09:17 AM
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Monday, October 06, 2014

Genpact began in 1997 as a business unit within General Electric, adapting and extendng Lean and Six Sigma values
Posted on 10/06 at 12:49 PM
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Not only is the truck driver shortage ostensibly a problem that won’t go away, the situation appears to have become exacerbated compared to previous sentiments in recent years. Given that this dilemma is far from new, there are also more related problems, at least on the surface, when it comes to assessing just what needs to be done to remedy things.
Posted on 10/06 at 11:07 AM
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Despite service-related issues which continue to receive a fair amount of attention, railroad and intermodal volume for the month of September both saw gains, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted on 10/06 at 09:51 AM
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Exports crept 0.2% higher while imports nudged up by 0.1%. The monthly differences versus July were counted in the millions rather than the billions because of the small movements. Indeed, the revision to the July report of a $0.2 billion narrower shortfall matched the $0.2 billion August improvement.
Posted on 10/06 at 08:40 AM
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