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By Jeff Berman · November 5, 2013
The average price per gallon dropped 1.3 cents to $3.857 per gallon, following a 1.6 cent drop last week, no change the previous week and a 2.2 cent decline the week of October 7.
By Jeff Berman · November 5, 2013
CEVA described the Asia Pacific Center for Logistics Excellence as a facility focused on demonstrating real world logistics innovation through supply chain optimization and enhanced visibility, integrated services and technology solutions to power supply chain efficiency.
By MMH Staff · November 5, 2013
The change from Container and Pooling Solutions (CAPS) will not impact operations or customers.
By Jeff Berman · November 4, 2013
In another sign of the emerging—and potential—role of natural gas in freight transportation, , Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the largest provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America, said late last month that it aims to build a Jacksonville, Fla.-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal.
By Patrick Burnson · November 4, 2013
According to Jones Lang LaSalle’s (JLL) first Big Box Velocity Index, demand for U.S. industrial distribution centers, larger than 300,000 square feet (known as “big box” space) is high and rising. Improving economic conditions, the continuing growth of e-commerce and a deep bench of tenants seeking space have all created this highly competitive fight for industrial and warehousing space.
By Patrick Burnson · November 1, 2013
While port management is mindful of wildcat actions slowing commerce at its gateways, a new strategy may mitigate that risk.
By Jeff Berman · November 1, 2013
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, increased 0.2 percent to 56.4 in October and stands as the new high for the PMI in 2013.
By Jeff Berman · November 1, 2013
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, increased 0.2 percent to 56.4 in October and stands as the new high for the PMI in 2013.
By Jeff Berman · November 1, 2013
Total intermodal container and trailer movements in the third quarter were up a cumulative 4.7 percent at 4,010,582. As has been the case for several quarters running, domestic containers showed the highest growth rate, increasing 9.4 percent annually to 1,557,084. This was ahead of the second quarter’s 9.0 percent annual increase and shy of the first quarter’s 10.2 percent gain.
By LM Staff · November 1, 2013
Carload volume—at 297,455—was up 3.6 percent to the same week last year, and intermodal—at 261,231 trailers and containers—was up 3.2 percent.
By LM Staff · October 31, 2013
The potential of these developing countries remains strong and still influences business strategies.
By John D. Schulz · October 31, 2013
ABF Freight System, the nation’s sixth-largest LTL carrier, has finalized a five-year deal with the Teamsters union that is projected to save the nation’s sixth-largest LTL carrier between $55 and $65 million annually.
By Jeff Berman · October 31, 2013
Bipartisan legislation introduced by a trio of Congressmen—Reps. Richard Hanna (D-NY), Tom Rice (R-SC) and Michael Michaud (D-Maine) aims to halt the 34-hour restart provision on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s motor carrier hours-of-service (HOS) rules that took effect in July.
By Jeff Berman · October 31, 2013
Cardinal Health executive says that this strategic alliance is simply the next phase of the relationship between the two companies, adding that with both companies already established experts in their own fields, they believe they can focus on their own strengths to continue to improve and expand services.
By LM Staff · October 30, 2013
The International Warehouse Logistics Association President & CEO Joel D. Anderson spoke on “pesky regulations” at the recently-concluded Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Annual Conference in Denver.

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