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Saturday, September 01, 2012

While the next few months may see a stall in its torrid pace of development, there’s little doubt about Brazil’s resolve to conquer hemispheric markets and penetrate new ones.
Posted on 09/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsGlobal LogisticsSeptember 2012Emerging MarketsBrazilPermalink

Once you retire from the traditional 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. work days, new hobbies and picture puzzles become a part of everyday life. Sounds boring? Well, it’s just the opposite. Ron and Linda Arnett, highly skilled “puzzlers” with extraordinary insight and sequential awareness, recently introduced me to picture puzzles. Their tutelage provided me with a greater appreciation of the challenges logisticians face in determining the fine points of vendor qualification criteria, assembling the best pre-qualified providers, and selecting the players who can do the precise points of detailed tasks both effortlessly and consistently.
Posted on 09/01 at 06:00 AM
ColumnsSage AdviceSeptember 2012TransportationPermalink

Friday, August 31, 2012

Carload volume—at 297,042—was down 0.8 percent annually, and intermodal volumes—at 248,364 trailer and containers were up 5.2 percent annually.
Posted on 08/31 at 02:12 AM
NewsIntermodalRail FreightAARRailroad ShippingCarloadPermalink

NITL chief tells LaHood that his members—many of whom are responsible for making freight transportation decisions using all modes in both the U.S. and globally —would be adversely impacted by any shutdown of the nation’s ports.
Posted on 08/31 at 01:03 AM

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Regulations and cost management remain top of mind for healthcare logistics stakeholders.
Posted on 08/30 at 10:47 AM

American Logistics Aid Network springs into action as Gulf Coast prepares for the worst.
Posted on 08/30 at 10:33 AM
NewsSupply ChainLogisticsAmerican Logistics Aid NetworkPermalink

When H. J. Heinz Company and CEVA Logistics, announced a five-year ocean freight contract earlier this week, it may signal similar groundbreaking deals in the future.
Posted on 08/30 at 09:07 AM
NewsOcean FreightSupply Chain ManagementLogisticsPermalink

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global traffic results for July showing slower growth in freight, but with considerable variation by region and market.
Posted on 08/30 at 08:41 AM
BlogsAir CargoAir FreightGlobal TradePermalink

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

While natural gas is making inroads as a possible way for shippers and carriers to counter increasing and uncertain energy costs, a recent survey published by Transport Capital Partners and ACT Research shows that there are cautious reasons to be optimistic when gauging future natural gas prospects.
Posted on 08/29 at 12:57 PM
NewsTransport Capital PartnersNatural GasPermalink

U.S.-bound waterborne shipments, which posted a 2 percent gain from May to June, saw a 9 percent jump from June to July at 1,178,584, according to Panjiva.
Posted on 08/29 at 09:57 AM
NewsGlobal LogisticsPanjivaPermalink

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