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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Financial issues for the United States Postal Service (USPS) remain front and center, with this week’s announcement that for Fiscal Year 20111 the USPS had a net loss of $5.1 billion.
Posted on 11/16 at 02:42 PM
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Company officials said that this output marked the highest same-month volume since the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and was the highest same month volume since then.
Posted on 11/16 at 12:06 PM
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Retail sales turned in decent performances in October, according to data released this week by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Diesel prices were up a full dime, with the price per gallon hitting $3.987.
Posted on 11/16 at 10:25 AM
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The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted unanimously this week to name J. Christopher Lytle, the Port’s Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, as the Port of Long Beach’s new Executive Director.
Posted on 11/16 at 09:45 AM
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Georgia Ports Authority, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed hosted U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood today for a briefing on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project and a tour of the Port of Savannah
Posted on 11/15 at 12:47 PM
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Monday, November 14, 2011

The League explores "slow steaming" alternatives as well as vessel redeployment scenarios
Posted on 11/14 at 09:58 AM
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Friday, November 11, 2011

After things appeared to be looking up—in terms of business conditions—for shippers, data released this week by freight transportation forecasting firm FTR Associates indicates that tougher times are indeed back.
Posted on 11/11 at 03:01 PM
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A new indicator for truckload pricing, which was recently introduced by Cass Information Systems, the largest payer of freight bills with more than $17 billion in annual freight spend, and investment firm Avondale Partners, disclosed this week that per-mile truckload pricing saw significant gains in October.
Posted on 11/11 at 01:07 PM
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Intermodal volumes at 239,180 trailers and containers were up 3.5 percent annually.
Posted on 11/11 at 09:28 AM
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