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Tuesday, September 07, 2010
August rail carload totals were again a bit of a mixed bag, according to data published by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted on 09/07 at 12:49 PM
President Barack Obama is putting a major emphasis on transportation infrastructure to help get the United States economy back on track.
Friday, September 03, 2010
The value of world merchandise trade rose around 25 percent in the first six months of 2010 up strongly from the same period of 2009.
Coming on the heels of a 0.5 percent gain from June to July, the Institute of Supply Management’s Non-Manufacturing Report on Business displayed the ongoing signs of a fragile economy with a decline from July to August.
Recent volumes for U.S. railroads continue to be record-breaking as evidenced by intermodal and carload volumes for the week ending August 28, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Penske Logistics, a subsidiary of global transportation services provider Penske Corporation, announced it has opened up a new 110,000 square-foot square foot factory distribution center in Manaus, Brazil.
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Class I railroad carrier Norfolk Southern (NS) said it has rolled out a five year goal to reduce its carbon footprint through fuel-savings technology and improvements in operating efficiencies, as well as lower its greenhouse gas emissions per revenue ton-mile 10 percent by 2014 compared with 2009 emissions.
At a time when it is up against daunting financial conditions, the United States Postal Service (USPS) said it has kicked off negotiations with the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO (APWU).
Posted on 09/02 at 08:17 AM
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Wednesday, September 01, 2010
The Institute of Supply Management reported that manufacturing activity in August was up slightly compared to July.
Coming off of July, which saw its first decrease in five months in conjunction with other indices declining, the Cass Information Systems Freight Index switched back to growth mode in August.