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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Coming off of a month which saw its highest reading in a year, non-manufacturing activity in March still showed positive signs, according to data released today by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
Posted on 04/03 at 12:57 PM
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According to a Washington Post report, “CBP has postponed the elimination of furloughs to its employees and the elimination of overtime,” which came as a result of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, which was signed into law last week.
Posted on 04/03 at 10:11 AM
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Vast and sustained economic issues in Europe continue to plague growth, and the situation does not appear to show any meaningful signs of abating, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics
Posted on 04/03 at 08:51 AM
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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released February data showing that air cargo maintained the modest improvement in demand that began in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Posted on 04/02 at 04:17 PM
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Having something to base a wide amount of criteria in the 3PL sector can be challenging for shippers. The Gartner Group’s recent release of its Magic Quadrant for Global Third-Party Logistics Providers aims to help alleviate some of those challenges, which can help shippers to better understand 3PLs and their capabilities when evaluating and selecting a set of providers to meet their needs, according to Gartner.
Posted on 04/02 at 12:57 PM
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A few weeks shy of their respective first quarter earnings announcements East Coast-based Class I railroads Norfolk Southern and CSX are feeling pretty good about their businesses.
Posted on 04/02 at 10:18 AM
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The average price per gallon fell 1.3 cents to $3.993, according to the EIA.
Posted on 04/02 at 09:09 AM
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Monday, April 01, 2013

Our 2013 survey finds that the highest salaries in logistics and supply chain management will be earned by those sticking to time-honored values: education, hard work, and company loyalty.
Posted on 04/01 at 09:00 PM
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Despite the related costs and increasing complexity, private fleets enable operators to control their own destiny at a time when the trucking market is bracing for yet another capacity crunch.
Posted on 04/01 at 08:00 PM
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An increasing number of logistics managers are using labor management systems (LMS) to monitor productivity, identify bottlenecks, and optimize the workforce both inside and outside the distribution center. Here’s how they’re getting it done.
Posted on 04/01 at 07:00 PM
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