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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A recent Bloomberg report stated that European Union (EU) regulators have extended their review of UPS’s bid to acquire Netherlands-based TNT NV, a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator for $6.28 billion by ten working days until December 12.
Posted on 07/31 at 09:28 AM
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Increasing diesel prices appear to be the norm again, with the price per gallon up 1.3 cents to $3.796 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 07/31 at 08:07 AM
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Monday, July 30, 2012

In a July 25 letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, seeking more details on maritime cargo container scanning, Thompson expressed his disappointment over the apparent lack of progress being made since “Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007” was written into law.
Posted on 07/30 at 12:37 PM
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Echo Global Logistics, a Chicago-area non-asset based freight brokerage and a provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, announced last week it has acquired all of the assets of Shipper Direct, a Nashville-based truckload transportation brokerage.
Posted on 07/30 at 09:26 AM
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Distribution is a growing industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that total warehousing and storage jobs will by 2.35% a year from 2010 to 2020.
Posted on 07/30 at 08:55 AM
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Friday, July 27, 2012

USPS said the new envelope is 9.5 x 12.5 inches and can be ordered online for free at effec,tive August 2, and it can be sent to nearly every U.S.-based location overnight at $17.75 for either commercial or online customers.
Posted on 07/27 at 10:57 AM

Company officials said that temperature-controlled transport is one of the fastest-growing business segments for it in Europe, adding that it will spur future expansion of these services throughout the continent.
Posted on 07/27 at 09:25 AM
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Carload volume—at 286,254—was down 1.9 percent annually, and intermodal volumes—at 246,475 trailers and containers—were up 6.2 percent compared to the same week last year.
Posted on 07/27 at 08:58 AM

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Watson Land Company – a builder of industrial facilities for manufacturing and distribution – plans on adding a 49-acre property to their portfolio in Chino, California.
Posted on 07/26 at 02:47 PM

In an effort to “further protect shippers from unreasonable rail rates,” the United States Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) said this week it is rolling out two initiatives to help them on this front.
Posted on 07/26 at 12:50 PM
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