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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Barcode technologies provide fast reliable data collection to ensure item or package traceability, and enhance customer service. Barcodes are machine readable symbols that store identifying data about the package or item with which they are associated. This complimentary guide explores the various code symbologies - download it now. These symbols, when read by a barcode scanner, are decoded, recorded, and processed to extract the data for a variety of uses (e.g., pricing, order fulfillment, traceability through production, sortation, shipping, etc.)
Posted on 04/09 at 07:59 PM
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DiCentral officials said that this acquisition is a result of the company looking to improve customer experience and return-on-investment, with SmartTurn being brought to market as a value-add to its supply chain integration suite and also help customers achieve end-to-end supply chain visibility.
Posted on 04/09 at 11:43 AM
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With so much attention given to the difficult winter weather conditions at the end of 2013 and into 2014 and how they impacted freight transportation and logistics operations, it looks like market conditions may be turning the corner headed into spring, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems Inc.
Posted on 04/09 at 10:13 AM
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With the Panama canal expansion meeting its deadline in late 2015, shippers are busy determining which gateways would best serve their future needs. But even more strategic complexity has been introduced this year with consolidation of ocean carrier services. Rather than whistling in the dark, the leading ocean cargo gateways are keeping their guard up.
Posted on 04/09 at 08:37 AM
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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Even the most dominant U.S. ports can’t afford to become complacent in the face of several competitive factors converging at mid-year, say industry analysts.
Posted on 04/08 at 03:43 PM
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The Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) said it will hold a hearing on Thursday, April 10 on recent railroad service issues, review proposed solutions to existing service problems, and also discuss additional options to improve service.
Posted on 04/08 at 11:30 AM
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The forecast for growth at United States-based retail container ports is largely positive, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
Posted on 04/08 at 09:31 AM
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Diesel prices came in this week at $3.959 per gallon, marking the fourth straight weekly decline and the fifth drop in the last six weeks, according to data released by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
Posted on 04/08 at 08:42 AM
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Monday, April 07, 2014

The fact that the intersection of transportation and federal policy is potentially standing in the way of true signs of progress was evident in a conference call featuring former Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood that was hosted by investment firm Stifel Nicolaus late last week.
Posted on 04/07 at 12:52 PM
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Company officials said these new facilities are designed to support the storage and distribution on pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device products
Posted on 04/07 at 08:48 AM
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