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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Continuing a pattern of stops and starts in the freight transportation market, October marked the third straight month of both annual and sequential declines for shipments and expenditures, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems.
Posted on 11/11 at 02:00 PM
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While a focus on 100 percent container scanning has faded into the background to a degree in recent years, that by no means suggests it is gone and forgotten either. That was made clear by U.S. Representative Janice Hahn (D-CA) at a late October House hearing on the prevention and response to a dirty bomb attack at a U.S. port in which she called for 100 percent scanning of cargo at U.S. ports.
Posted on 11/11 at 11:21 AM

Many of these Merchant Mariners are now well into their 80s and 90s and deserve compensation.
Posted on 11/11 at 09:55 AM
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Last week, we launched our first supply chain summit in Chicago. Attendees had a chance to hear ten presenters discuss what to expect next year and in the years to come for our industry.

The warehouse and distribution center (DC) can be a fertile breeding ground for and home to a wide variety of pests.
Posted on 11/10 at 02:44 PM
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Annual growth for import cargo volume at United States-based retail container ports appears to be in the cards with holiday shopping season underway, according to the Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
Posted on 11/10 at 12:23 PM
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For the third straight year, Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) convened its Annual 3PL Value Creation Summit in Chicago recently to identify key global industry trends. Investment specialists were also part of the blend, and contributed insights on how merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is reshaping the marketplace.
Posted on 11/10 at 10:14 AM

Changes in customer behavior are set to disrupt businesses in all industries over the next five years. Yet, most company operations are not designed to deliver what customers value – now or three years from now.
Posted on 11/10 at 10:08 AM
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At $2.502 per gallon, the average price was up 1.7 cents, following three weeks of declines for a cumulative 7.1 cent decrease during that period.
Posted on 11/10 at 09:57 AM
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Monday, November 09, 2015

Bloomberg reported that Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. is “exploring a takeover of U.S. carrier Norfolk Southern Corp. in a fresh attempt to consolidate the North American industry, according to people familiar with the matter.”
Posted on 11/09 at 02:45 PM

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