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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

The drive to capture the business benefits of low cost country sourcing has far out-paced the processes and systems needed to efficiently manage the global supply chain. A recent survey by Aberdeen identified that higher than expected transportation expenses was the primary factor in landed cost budget variances.

The company said its Seattle-Tacoma Drayage Operation will directly serve all ports, rail heads, and container yards in the Pacific Northwest.
Posted on 02/07 at 04:18 AM
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Monday, February 06, 2012

Whether you’re shipping auto brakes, consumer appliance parts, paper or simply packaging material, there are incredible intricacies to cross-border transit – from documentation standards and customs issues, to specific requirements for certain types of shipments. Getting it right is essential: timely delivery impacts production south of the border. To help, we’ve put together this strategy guide for making your intermodal shipments into Mexico smoother.
Posted on 02/06 at 10:13 AM
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January carloads—at 1,144,800—were up 0.1 percent annually. Intermodal—at 877,637 trailers and containers—was up 1.7 percent compared to January 2011.
Posted on 02/06 at 06:05 AM
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Freight transportation services provider Estes Express Lines recently announced it has opened a new 36-door terminal in the Dayton, Ohio area in an effort to support “a consistent upward trend in business levels in the region.”
Posted on 02/06 at 03:17 AM
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A supply chain expert offered up his take on the White House's National Strategy for Supply Chain Security.
Posted on 02/06 at 01:57 AM
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Saturday, February 04, 2012

China experts are also telling us that other manufacturers may be expecting “quality fade” unless they build in more transparency with second- and third-tier suppliers.
Posted on 02/04 at 11:46 AM
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In keeping with a trend to shed assets, Maersk Inc. is selling its subsidiary, Maersk Equipment Services Company.
Posted on 02/04 at 11:13 AM
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Friday, February 03, 2012

Shortly after the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee rolled out its five-year, $260 billion federal transportation authorization, entitled the American Energy and Infrastructure Act, a key component of it centered around trucking productivity was stripped from the bill’s language during a markup session by the committee.
Posted on 02/03 at 02:52 PM
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The January NMI—at 56.8—is up 3.8 percent over December’s and is at its highest level since reaching 56.3 in March 2011.


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