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Friday, April 05, 2013

Procurement leaders face new pressures in 2013 as companies focus on profitable growth and balance local agility with global scale in their value chains, according to new Procurement Key Issues Research from The Hackett Group, Inc.
Posted on 04/05 at 05:48 PM
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March carloads—at 1,117,427—were down 5,969 carloads or 0.5 percent annually. Intermodal—at 933,028 trailers and containers—was up 4,859 units or 0.5 percent compared to March 2012.
Posted on 04/05 at 08:58 AM
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Thursday, April 04, 2013

Toronto-based less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier Vitran Corporation Inc. said today that its Board of Directors has appointed board member Bill Deluce as interim president and CEO. Deluce replaces Rick Gaetz, whom resigned as president and CEO and a Director of the Company.
Posted on 04/04 at 11:29 AM
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CEVA said that through these efforts—and upon completion of the recapitalization—the company will reduce its consolidated net debt by more than $1.5 billion ($1.2 billion euros) and its annual cash interest expense by more than $173 million ($135 million euros) and also receive a capital infusion of a minimum of $264 million ($205 million euros) for investment in its business plan.
Posted on 04/04 at 10:19 AM
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Approximately 94% of equipment finance industry professionals believe the business conditions will improve or remain the same in the next four months, according to the results of a recent survey.
Posted on 04/04 at 06:59 AM
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Nissan Forklift Corporation, North America announced that it has joined forces with TCM America under a new name, UniCarriers Americas Corporation effective April 1.
Posted on 04/04 at 06:48 AM
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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Transpacific container shipping lines say a combination of leading market indicators and forward bookings suggest the beginnings of a gradual upturn in cargo volumes. As a consequence, general rate increases (GRIs) appear to be taking hold this month.
Posted on 04/03 at 04:40 PM
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Coming off of a month which saw its highest reading in a year, non-manufacturing activity in March still showed positive signs, according to data released today by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
Posted on 04/03 at 12:57 PM
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According to a Washington Post report, “CBP has postponed the elimination of furloughs to its employees and the elimination of overtime,” which came as a result of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, which was signed into law last week.
Posted on 04/03 at 10:11 AM
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Vast and sustained economic issues in Europe continue to plague growth, and the situation does not appear to show any meaningful signs of abating, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics
Posted on 04/03 at 08:51 AM
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