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Monday, March 30, 2015

When assessing areas of risk facing their departments, nearly half (45%) of Chief Procurement Officers named supplier risk as a top concern, according to a new survey by Consero Group.
Posted on 03/30 at 07:58 AM
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Friday, March 27, 2015

2014 was a very good year for the Port of New Orleans, and officials there are forecasting an even more robust cargo scenario in 2015.
Posted on 03/27 at 03:40 PM
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Many material handling systems used today are beginning to show their age. What were once considered brand new systems are now deteriorating and fighting to stay current.
Posted on 03/27 at 11:28 AM
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The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reports that air cargo services ramped up again in February.
Posted on 03/27 at 08:47 AM
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Managing carbon emissions in your supply chain is a challenge. You may have control over your own facilities and operations, but it’s hard to influence the practices of third-party carriers and 3PLs. A Request For Proposal (RFP) is a powerful (and frequently untapped) lever. By including language about EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership, you can use RFPs to encourage freight carriers and 3PLs to reduce fuel use and emissions—and help you measure your supply chain’s carbon footprint at the same time.
Posted on 03/27 at 07:30 AM
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U.S. carloads were down 2.4 percent annually at 284,618, and intermodal volume was up 6.7 percent compared to the same week as last year at 277,854 trailers and containers.
Posted on 03/27 at 01:41 AM
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The results of the 2015 MHI Annual Industry Report were released at Wednesday’s ProMat keynote, with some of the biggest findings from the report’s survey being pricing pressure combined with ever growing customer expectations for a faster, better experience.
Posted on 03/27 at 01:12 AM
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in February was down 3.1 percent (2000=100) compared to a revised 1.3 percent (from 1.2 percent) increase in January. ATA said this reading marks the lowest level for the SA index going back to last September.
Posted on 03/26 at 02:08 PM
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It was a busy day for railroad-related legislation yesterday, with the United States Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approving two bills with a railroad focus by a voice vote. The respective bills are S. 808, the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015 and S. 650, the Railroad Safety and Positive Train Control Extension Act.
Posted on 03/26 at 09:47 AM
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Indications given by a splinter group of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union suggest that shippers should not assume the tentative contract with the Pacific Maritime Association is a “done deal.”
Posted on 03/26 at 09:21 AM
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