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Monday, July 13, 2015

In this era of fading differentiation in carrier service, how do supply chain managers determine which provider is best for them?
Posted on 07/13 at 10:51 AM
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For May, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI was 4.91, which was off 25 percent compared to April’s 6.7 and stands as a three-year low for the TCI. The March TCI was 7.3.
Posted on 07/13 at 09:39 AM
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Friday, July 10, 2015

The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) headed up 0.8 percent from April to May on the heels of a 1.8 percent decrease from March to April.
Posted on 07/10 at 08:55 AM
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U.S. carloads were down 7.1 percent annually at 251,269, and intermodal was up 12.3 percent at 255,015 containers and trailers.
Posted on 07/10 at 07:20 AM
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Settling a widely followed lawsuit brought by more than 2,300 California workers at FedEx Ground and FedEx Home delivery, parent FedEx Corp. has agreed to create a $228 million fund and resolve a decade-long lawsuit involving misclassification of workers.
Posted on 07/10 at 01:43 AM
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Thursday, July 09, 2015

All regions are expected to see an improvement in profitability in 2015 compared with 2014.
Posted on 07/09 at 12:12 PM
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The Federal Reserve Bank of New York determined that the West Coast port labor disruption probably slowed Q1 real export growth by 1.5 percent, and in terms of the contribution to net exports to real GDP growth it would equate to a 0.2 percent decline in GDP.
Posted on 07/09 at 10:27 AM
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A toxic mixture of overcapacity, weak demand and aggressive commercial pricing is threatening liner shipping industry profitability for the rest of 2015, according to the Container Forecaster report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.
Posted on 07/09 at 09:16 AM
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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

U.S. businesses face the daunting reality that more than $70 billion in online sales could be returned annually. Learning how to develop an effective returns management policy is the focus of a new white paper from Purolator International.
Posted on 07/08 at 12:22 PM
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Spurred on by expected volume gains due to what is expected to be a hectic back-to-school season, United States-based retail container ports are expected to see decent volume gains in the coming months. That is the working thesis of the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
Posted on 07/08 at 10:39 AM
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