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Monday, March 11, 2013

The most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates indicates the federal budget sequester has the potential to curtail United States-bound import cargo growth at a time when trade is still growing, albeit at a very average pace.
Posted on 03/11 at 04:03 PM
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Late last week, longshoremen at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reached a tentative six-year labor agreement with the New York Shippers Association, with the agreement coming one day before a Friday, March 8 deadline, according to a Reuters report.
Posted on 03/11 at 03:56 PM
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Prime Advantage, a buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the findings of its eleventh semi-annual Group Outlook Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of its member companies for 2013.
Posted on 03/11 at 03:45 PM
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Friday, March 08, 2013

Nearly a month after the United States Postal Service announced its plans to introduce a new delivery schedule in August, which includes eliminating Saturday delivery, a piece of legislation may prevent that from becoming a reality.
Posted on 03/08 at 03:54 PM
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February carloads—at 1,113,843—were down 1.1 percent annually, and intermodal—at 983,078 trailers and containers—was up 10.5 percent compared to February 2012, representing the largest annual monthly increase since December 2010.
Posted on 03/08 at 03:35 PM
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When it comes to the economy, both positive and negative developments remain front and center.
Posted on 03/08 at 03:33 PM
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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Pacific Rim port authorities seeking to become more economically and environmentally sustainable will convene in Seattle this month for an intense one-day session examining the major issues facing them today.
Posted on 03/07 at 04:57 PM
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It should come as little surprise, that transit time data is not being used effectively by shippers for inventory planning.
Posted on 03/07 at 04:38 PM
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New legislation introduced this week by New Jersey Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ) is geared to augment United States freight transportation policy by creating a national plan for moving goods efficiently by road, rail, water, and air.
Posted on 03/07 at 03:31 PM
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Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Vitran Corporation President and CEO Rick Gaetz about the North American less-than-truckload (LTL) market, Vitran’s recent divestiture of its Supply Chain Operation (SCO) 3PL subsidiary, and the freight economy, among other topics.
Posted on 03/07 at 03:29 PM
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