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Monday, November 02, 2015

In the wake of a summer-long labor shortage hampering dockside operations, the Port of Oakland now maintains that its “efficiency task force” is ready to establish new benchmarks for cargo throughput.
Posted on 11/02 at 04:23 PM
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The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, was 50.1 in October, which was down 0.1 percent from September and now at its lowest level since May 2013, when it was also at 50.1. The PMI has been at 50 or higher for 33 consecutive months, with the over all economy growing for 77 months in a row. The current PMI is 1.6 percent below the 12-month average of 52.7.
Posted on 11/02 at 02:35 PM

The companies said that the acceptance period was extended because not all offer conditions, specifically, the Offer Condition relating to Competition Clearances, were fulfilled upon expiry of the initial Acceptance Period on October 30.
Posted on 11/02 at 10:57 AM
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FTR said that the current SCI level continues to show the “moratorium” in truckload rate growth during the summer months, adding that it is expected that market conditions will become more difficult for shippers in 2016 en route to the expected negative impact regulations are expected to have on capacity, with the regulatory crunch expected to be in full effect in 2017.
Posted on 11/02 at 10:24 AM
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Sunday, November 01, 2015

Global logistics managers have always been under pressure to find the right balance of specialized intermediaries matched with the markets they want to serve. That challenge is becoming increasingly complex, however, as mega-brokerage enterprises capture more share.
Posted on 11/01 at 10:00 PM
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Having rebuilt his port and community after Hurricane Katrina, Gary LaGrange is reshaping New Orleans as a major cargo gateway.
Posted on 11/01 at 09:00 PM
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In recent years intermodal expansion has been largely spurred on by increasing domestic growth—that’s not the case this year. We’re joined by three of the nation’s foremost experts to give shippers the clearest view available of the current intermodal market.
Posted on 11/01 at 07:30 PM
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With adoption levels still low, three top industry analysts outline their reasons why every shipper should be integrating TMS into their overall supply chain management efforts.

After major parcel carriers introduced new ground package rate structures nearly a year ago, the industry is still scrambling to identify and eliminate every cubic inch of waste.

I was recently out west visiting shippers in the new oil patch and discussing issues in rail. In this area, rail does not mean intermodal, it means tank cars and hopper cars leased by shippers and shipped long distances to and from the many new oil and gas wells that have been drilled in the past few years.
Posted on 11/01 at 09:00 AM
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