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Friday, January 11, 2013

With the current status of labor negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance at East and Gulf Coast ports in flux, import volume growth is expected to show modest growth, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
Posted on 01/11 at 11:36 AM
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While just a few years ago, the global automotive logistics sector was regarded as moribund at best, a new report suggest that demand from emerging markets are changing all of that.
Posted on 01/11 at 11:34 AM
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The nation faces a balancing act between the need to spend more on infrastructure while finally addressing the ballooning national debt, which the nation’s top business lobbyist calls the biggest single threat to the U.S. economic future.
Posted on 01/11 at 11:33 AM
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Carload volume—at 241,682—was down 12.1 percent annually, Intermodal volumes—at 178,317 trailers and containers—were down 8 percent.
Posted on 01/11 at 11:32 AM
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Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with John White, executive vice president, sales and marketing, for Chattanooga, Tennessee-based truckload and full-service freight transportation provider U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc.
Posted on 01/11 at 11:31 AM
NewsTruckingU.S. Xpress EnterprisesU.S. XpressPermalink


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Menlo Worldwide Logistics LLC, a third-party logistics (3PL) subsidiary of freight transportation services provider Con-way Inc., announced this week it has opened up a new 37,000 square meter state-of-the-art warehousing and retail distribution management center in Singapore.
Posted on 01/10 at 11:30 AM
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The TCI, which reflects tightening conditions for hauling capacity and is comprised of various metrics, including capacity, fuel, bankruptcies, cost of capital, and freight, increased nearly two full points.
Posted on 01/10 at 11:28 AM
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The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 1.7 percent from October to November, following a 1.9 percent dip from September to October.
Posted on 01/10 at 11:25 AM
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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

A new initiative to reduce the number of transaction problems experienced when trucks pick up or deliver containers at the marine terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach was introduced today
Posted on 01/09 at 11:23 AM
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In its report, the GAO explained that mileage-based user fee initiatives in the United States and abroad show that such fees can lead to more equitable and efficient use of roadways by charging drivers based on their actual road use and by providing incentives to reduce road use.
Posted on 01/09 at 11:17 AM
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