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Monday, January 18, 2016

Various economic headwinds are standing in the way of true retail sales growth, even though the numbers show modest gains.
Posted on 01/18 at 10:08 AM
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Friday, January 15, 2016

The advent of the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays, but can also be disruptive to U.S. supply chains.
Posted on 01/15 at 05:00 PM
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With Its new web platform, xChange, The Boston Consulting Group aims to make It cheaper and easier for container carriers to reposition empty containers across the globe
Posted on 01/15 at 02:51 PM
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Freight transportation shippers and providers are facing a year of uncertain economic growth in a presidential election year filled with “extraordinary” economic, political, and geopolitical uncertainty and risks. That’s the word from U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue in his annual “State of American Business” address.
Posted on 01/15 at 06:00 AM
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In a move coinciding with increased ocean shipping complexity, INTTRA has announced that it will collaborate with JDA Software Group Inc. to offer shippers a more transparent management system.
Posted on 01/15 at 05:24 AM
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It's time for senior level executives to pay closer attention to what happens in their warehouses, DCs, logistics and manufacturing operations. Those who underestimate its importance may pay a high price.
Posted on 01/15 at 05:20 AM
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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz said in a Reuters report this week that railroad mergers are not in the best interests of the industry, adding that UP is working behind the scenes to make sure industry M&A does not occur, as well as talking to other railroads about the potential impact of a merger.
Posted on 01/14 at 12:22 PM
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The Reliance Network (TRNet), a consortium of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers, said that less-than LandAir Express of New England is no longer part of the group’s carrier base effective immediate
Posted on 01/14 at 10:54 AM
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Carloads for the week ending January 9 were down 13.5 percent annually at 239,221, and intermodal containers and trailers were up 7.5 percent annually at 258,939.
Posted on 01/14 at 02:27 AM
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The November Freight TSI at 122.3 was 1.1 percent below the all-time high of 123.7 recorded in November 2014. The November Freight TSI was 1.2 percent less than October’s 123.5, which BTS downwardly revised from its original reading of 123.2.
Posted on 01/14 at 01:48 AM
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