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Monday, February 04, 2013

ODFL said it moved its Toledo, Ohio-based service center to a larger and more modernized location, and it also said it has relocated its Paducah, Kentucky service center to a larger location.
Posted on 02/04 at 11:28 AM
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Following months of acrimonious negotiations, the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX), an alliance of container carriers, direct employers, and port associations serving United States-based East and Gulf Coasts, and the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), the largest union of maritime workers in North America, have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract.
Posted on 02/04 at 11:27 AM
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Friday, February 01, 2013

LTL carriers are looking to squeeze profit out of better-managed margins and shippers will play a huge role in this movement. Here are four time-tested methodologies to help carriers ease shipments through their systems—and get the right rates and capacity.
Posted on 02/01 at 11:24 AM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsTransportationLTLFebruary 2013Less-Than-TruckloadPermalink


When the athletic footwear flipped the switch on its 520,000-square-foot paperless/wireless DC, it completely transformed the way it processed orders to accommodate rapid growth. Its mobile equipment affords real-time inventory management, improved communication among floor supervisors, and new efficiencies in shipping operations.
Posted on 02/01 at 11:24 AM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCWarehouse & DC ManagementFebruary 2013Permalink


As more companies move into expanding markets, more logistics professionals are turning to global trade management (GTM) solutions to help manage the increasingly complex import and export landscapes.

Ongoing economic “volatility” and the growing global focus on sustainability are placing more pressure on logistics managers to establish a strategic, alternative distribution network. Here’s some food for thought before establishing yours.
Posted on 02/01 at 11:21 AM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsGlobal TradeFebruary 2013Reverse LogisticsPermalink


The recovery in Asia’s rapid growth markets, especially those of China and India, is gradually leading the world out of recession. In many developing economies, output is already above pre-crisis trends and logistics investment is vigorous—suggesting that expansion is under way.
Posted on 02/01 at 11:19 AM
Global LogisticsAgilityFebruary 2013Emerging MarketsPermalink


Port authorities at major cargo gateways on all three coasts are investing in infrastructure and strategic planning to become more sustainable corporate citizens—a positive trend that’s making U.S. seaports more efficient and resilient than ever.
Posted on 02/01 at 11:18 AM
Special ReportsPortsTransportationFebruary 2013Permalink


The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, was 53.1 in January, which tops December by 2.9 percent.
Posted on 02/01 at 11:17 AM
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The concept of collaboration is nothing new. The idea of opening doors, dropping defenses, and improving how shippers and carriers work together has been kicked around for decades as a sure-fire cure to the annual rate and capacity negotiation dance.
Posted on 02/01 at 11:16 AM
ColumnsViewpointTransportationLTLFebruary 2013Less-Than-TruckloadPermalink



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