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Thursday, July 14, 2011

As has been the case in recent months, stagnant economic growth has been on display in the form of monthly retail sales, and June was no exception, give the most recent batch of retail sales data from the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
Posted on 07/14 at 11:30 AM
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Menlo Worldwide Logistics LLC recently announced it has broke ground on a new 40,000 square-foot distribution management center in Singapore in an effort to expand its presence there.
Posted on 07/14 at 10:52 AM
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The push for natural gas as a transportation fuel received a major boost this week, with the news that Chesapeake Energy, the second largest natural gas producer in the country, is committing $150 million into Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the largest provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America.
Posted on 07/13 at 01:32 PM
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The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) dropped 1.8 percent from April to May, following a 1.0 percent decrease and a 1.9 percent increase, respectively, the previous two months.

Evidence regarding the uneven economic recovery remains apparent, according to the most recent results of the June edition of the Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) Index.
Posted on 07/13 at 09:45 AM
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The container shipping industry is not the only segment of ocean carriage under severe pressure, said Moody's Investors Service
Posted on 07/12 at 06:13 PM
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Amid gathering fears that America's economic recovery may be sputtering, California exporters posted their 19th consecutive month of healthy year-over gains in May.
Posted on 07/12 at 04:14 PM
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Non-asset based third party logistics (3PL) and transportation services provider Greatwide Logistics Services recently announced that John P. Tague has been named to succeed Leo Suggs as CEO. Suggs will remain in his role as Greatwide chairman, according to company officials. Tague comes to Greatwide from United Airlines, where he served as president and was responsible for all airline management functions. In eight years at United, he served in various roles, including chief operating officer and chief revenue officer.
Posted on 07/12 at 01:53 PM
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Following flat traffic growth on an annual basis in May, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that both carload and intermodal volumes in June were up compared to the same timeframe last year.

Diesel prices went up for just the second time in ten weeks, according to data from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).


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