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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

As evidenced by the widening gap in the United States trade deficit, which has seen imports far outpacing exports for years on end, the September edition of the “Global Trade Pulse” from global maritime and trade consultancy Hackett Associates paints a similar picture for trade activity in North America, with some overlapping themes apparent in the report’s European data, too.
Posted on 10/07 at 10:08 AM
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Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Kurt Nagle, president and CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities recently voiced his endorsement of this trade legislation
Posted on 10/06 at 03:50 PM

While many auto executives expect more industry recalls in 2015 and 2016, just 8 percent use advanced predictive analytics to help prevent, prepare for, and manage recalls, according to a recent online poll from Deloitte.
Posted on 10/06 at 02:53 PM
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Purolator white paper highlights common Canadian shipping mistakes. From failing to appreciate the complexity of the customs clearance process to not realizing that Canada recognizes both French and English as its official languages, U.S. businesses frequently misjudge the complexity of shipping to the Canadian market. This often results in mistakes - mistakes that can come with hefty penalties and border clearance delays, and that can result in lingering negative perceptions among Canadian consumers.
Posted on 10/06 at 12:19 PM

At a certain point, it seems like the ongoing truck driver shortage cannot get any worse, right? Well, think again, because of myriad reasons we could well be in the very early innings of a game that is, and continues, to be hard to watch. That was made clear in a report issued by the American Trucking Associations (ATA), entitled “Truck Driver Analysis 2015.”
Posted on 10/06 at 11:07 AM
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Coming off of 2014, which in many ways is viewed as a banner year for freight, it appears that some tailwinds have firmly kicked in, as 2015 enters its official homestretch, according to Rosalyn Wilson, senior business analyst at Parsons, and author of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual State of Logistics (SOL) Report at last week’s CSCMP Annual Conference in San Diego. The SOL report is sponsored by Penske Logistics.
Posted on 10/06 at 09:54 AM
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The average price per gallon for diesel gasoline increased 1.6 cents to $2.492 per gallon, according to data issued by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) this week.
Posted on 10/06 at 08:54 AM
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Monday, October 05, 2015

The planned $4.8 billion acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT-NV and a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator, by FedEx may be showing signs of coming closer to fruition, with TNT’s shareholders formally giving their blessing on the proposed deal.
Posted on 10/05 at 02:40 PM
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Con-way Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of transportation and logistics service provider Con-way, recently announced it plans to implement a general rate increase for non-contractual freight, effective October 19.
Posted on 10/05 at 01:53 PM

The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 56.9 in September (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), a 2.1 percent decrease from August’s 59.0, and 3.4 percent off from July’s 60.3, which is its highest reading since January 2008.
Posted on 10/05 at 12:56 PM

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