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Friday, May 08, 2015

Leveraging a theme of improvement, following a tentative West Coast port labor dispute agreement between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) reached in late February, the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates painted a positive picture, with import cargo levels at U.S.-based retail container ports slowly getting back to normal levels.
Posted on 05/08 at 11:52 AM
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United States carloads dipped 5.3 percent, or 78,712, annually, to 1,403,044, and intermodal containers and trailers saw a 5.1 percent annual jump in April, up 67,513 units to 1,383,314.
Posted on 05/08 at 10:24 AM
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Join our panel of supply chain analysts as they dive into the technology-related trends that are helping to streamline logistics and supply chain efficiency in this new world.

The air cargo industry is on a “solid but unspectacular growth trend,” notes The International Air Transport Association (IATA). More worrying however, is that there is little evidence today that would point towards an acceleration as the year goes on.
Posted on 05/08 at 09:17 AM
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Thursday, May 07, 2015

In the wake of the Final Rulemaking issued by the Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (FRA) last week, the feedback by the freight railroad sector has been less than positive.
Posted on 05/07 at 12:07 PM
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In certain periods of time, there tends to be trends, themes, or takeaways that are top of mind when addressing or viewing certain things. In recent months, two of the major talking points in the supply chain and logistics space have been the West Coast port labor disruption and the drop in oil prices. Those two items were featured as the “special questions related to the early months of 2015” in the Institute for Supply Management’s Spring 2015 Semiannual Economic Forecast issued earlier this week. Each question was presented to the ISM’s manufacturing and non-manufacturing member respondents.
Posted on 05/07 at 10:23 AM
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In what as being described as an effort to “restore service levels,” container shipping lines comprising the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) are attempting to pull off a significant rate hike this summer.
Posted on 05/07 at 08:24 AM
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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Disruptions at West Coast ports, which were resolved at the end of February, may have distorted the numbers
Posted on 05/06 at 04:43 PM
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Growth firmly remains in the cards for both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in 2015. That was the main takeaway from the December 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), which, in many ways, picked up where its companion Spring 2014 report published last April left off.
Posted on 05/06 at 01:33 PM
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First quarter revenue of $1.776 billion was down 4.8 percent annually but up 4.6 percent in constant currency. And adjusted EBITDA at $51 million saw an 18.6 percent annual gain, with a 23.3 percent increase in constant currency.
Posted on 05/06 at 10:47 AM
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