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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Despite a sequential decline, non-manufacturing activity in March remained positive, according to the March edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business.

In an unusual move that likely is dead on arrival in an election year, the trucking industry is asking Congress to raise the federal fuel tax on diesel in exchange for dropping a 12 percent federal excise tax on large trucks.
Posted on 04/04 at 11:06 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, was 5.9 in February, down from January’s 6.1 and December’s 7.0.
Posted on 04/04 at 09:56 AM
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The specter of a recession in Europe appears to be more likely than not if it is not already happening and is reflected in volume numbers for European imports, according to the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
Posted on 04/04 at 09:20 AM
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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Livingston International says this deal greatly expands its trade expertise and service offerings within the United States and Canada, and extends this crucial and growing part of Livingston’s business to Mexico, Europe and Asia.
Posted on 04/03 at 11:42 AM
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Diesel prices dipped $0.5 cents to $4.142 per gallon but remained over the $4 mark for the sixth straight week, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 04/03 at 09:55 AM
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Monday, April 02, 2012

The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, was 53.4 in March, which was 1 percent ahead of February’s 52.4.
Posted on 04/02 at 02:30 PM
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A new report from global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), entitled “China50: Fifty Real Estate Markets that Matter,” said that while China’s economy is strong, there is a significant under-supply of quality logistics-related real estate space.
Posted on 04/02 at 11:05 AM
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Saturday, March 31, 2012

A new report has warned the global transportation and logistics industry (T&L) is in urgent need of a radical transformation by 2030 if it is to stay competitive
Posted on 03/31 at 12:17 PM
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In an ongoing effort to keep readers informed on the current state of ocean cargo shipping and contracting, we conducted a brief interview with one of the founders of Catapult International, a leading edge international shipping software and consulting firm.
Posted on 03/31 at 10:51 AM
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