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Thursday, February 12, 2015

January retail sales data issued by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF) were mildly mixed but on similar trajectories over all.
Posted on 02/12 at 01:53 PM

LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Jannine Miller, the new director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics, which is a statewide resource for fueling logistics industry growth and global competitiveness that works to address the needs and opportunities of companies of any size involved in logistics and freight transportation.
Posted on 02/12 at 10:00 AM

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

PMA members will temporarily suspend premium-pay weekend and holiday vessel operations on four upcoming dates
Posted on 02/11 at 08:40 PM
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Even with the months-long labor dispute between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union still in full effect, with the possibility of a full-blown West Coast port shutdown rising, the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates issued today is calling for import volume growth at U.S-based container retail ports.
Posted on 02/11 at 12:20 PM
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Keeping in line with seasonal patterns that have been intact since the conclusion of the Great Recession, both shipment volumes and freight spending declined from December to January, although each saw annual gains, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index.
Posted on 02/10 at 02:15 PM

With a 0.4 cent increase to $2.835 per gallon, the average price per gallon checked in at $2.835, which is slightly ahead of last week’s $2.831 per gallon, which marks the lowest average weekly price since the week of February 15, 2010, when it was at $2.756 per gallon.
Posted on 02/10 at 11:26 AM
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XPO Logistics announced late yesterday it has acquired New York, New York-based UX Specialized Logistics, a North American provider of last mile logistics services for major retail chains and e-commerce shippers.
Posted on 02/10 at 10:44 AM
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Monday, February 09, 2015

The Port of Oakland today released an update on seaport operations and the status of waterfront labor talks.
Posted on 02/09 at 02:00 PM
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LinkEx was established in 2002. It has 50 employees and generated $36 million in 2014 revenue.
Posted on 02/09 at 12:24 PM

Total 2014 intermodal volume—at 16,276,892 containers and trailers––saw a 4.8 percent annual increase compared to 2013. Domestic containers—at 6,444,532—were up 5.7 percent, and international containers—at 8,166,010—were up 4.4 percent. All domestic equipment at 8,110,882—was up 5.1 percent, and trailers rose 2.9 percent to 1,666,350.
Posted on 02/09 at 11:52 AM

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