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By LM Staff · November 11, 2014
After 18 weeks of declining or flat prices, the average price per gallon of diesel gasoline, went in a different direction this week: up. The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this week that the average price per gallon rose 5.4 cents to $3.677 per gallon.
By Jeff Berman · November 11, 2014
Third quarter intermodal volumes showed decent volumes, with domestic containers back to leading the charge after the second quarter, which saw international volumes pace quarterly growth, according to the Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics Report released by the Intermodal Association of North America.
By Jeff Berman · November 11, 2014
On the heels of record-breaking volumes in September and October, the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates expects import cargo volumes at United States-based retail container ports to slow down in November.
By Jeff Berman · November 10, 2014
This month’s report observed that there are plenty of concerns related to freight shipments in the form of imports, which are pegged for growth during this year’s holiday season, but at the same time are dealing with various issues, due to the port congestion issues being caused in large part by increased demand and West Coast port labor negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore Warehouse Union.
By MMH Staff · November 10, 2014
September 2014 shipments up 13.4% over September 2013.
By Jeff Berman · November 10, 2014
In an effort to meet anticipated holiday season demand in the form of double-digit volume growth, the United States Postal Service (USPS) last week said that it plans to deliver packages seven days per week in major cities and volume areas, effective November 17 through Christmas Day, December 25.
By Patrick Burnson · November 7, 2014
While shippers are understandably shaken by the impasse in U.S. West Coast dockside labor talks, port authorities are resolute in taking a neutral position on the issue.
By Jeff Berman · November 7, 2014
An unwelcome combination of a lack of meaningful progress and intensified conflict are resulting in ongoing and extended negotiations between over a new labor contract between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore Warehouse Union (ILWU).
By LM Staff · November 7, 2014
October intermodal containers and trailers hit 1,381,749 for a 4.9 percent, or a gain of 64,701 units, compared to October 2013. October’s weekly intermodal average of 276,350 containers now stands as the best weekly average for any month, while October marked the 59th consecutive month of annual intermodal gains. And on a year-to-date basis through October, the AAR said U.S. intermodal volume is up 5.5 percent at 11,459,079 units.
By Jeff Berman · November 6, 2014
Non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace said yesterday it has acquired Logistics Management Solutions (LMS), a St. Louis, Mo.-based non asset-based 3PL for serving shippers in the chemical and industrial manufacturing sectors.
By Jeff Berman · November 6, 2014
Third quarter earnings for non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics issued by the company last night were strong, with the company announcing that total gross revenue was up 241.5 percent at $662.5 million, while net revenue saw a 402.7 percent gain to $175.1 million.
By MMH Staff · November 6, 2014
Strayhorn will be assuming the ownership interest of Sam Arfanella, who has been named VP of Engineering.
By MMH Staff · November 6, 2014
Materials handling equipment new orders grew 8.8% in 2013 and are forecasted to grow 8.0% to 9.0% for 2014 and 2015, according to the latest Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing Forecast (MHEM) released by MHI.
By John Schulz · November 5, 2014
Transportation and logistics titan FedEx said today that Bill Logue, president and CEO of FedEx Freight, its less-than-truckload subsidiary, will retire from his position, effective December 31, 2014. FedEx officials said Logue cited health concerns as the reason for retirement.
By Patrick Burnson · November 5, 2014
As contract negotiations resume today between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), a war of words and allegations has escalated in the trade press.

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