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Monday, August 11, 2014

The current shortage of officer corps seafarers is forecast to worsen and risks impacting ocean cargo carrier profitability, according to Drewry’s recently published Manning 2014 Annual Report.
Posted on 08/11 at 05:28 PM
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In the unlikely event, you have not heard it before, we will repeat it again: the United States Postal Service (USPS) lost money last quarter. Just to clarify, that is in regards to the fiscal third quarter of this year, but it also applies to 21 of the last 23 quarters in which the USPS has recorded a loss, stretching a span of nearly six years of mostly dark times.
Posted on 08/11 at 10:23 AM
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As has been the case for several months, heavy spot market activity remains prevalent in the freight transportation market, with July turning in another strong performance, according to recent data published by Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider DAT.
Posted on 08/11 at 09:12 AM
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Friday, August 08, 2014

For the quarter, PwC said there were 51 transportation and logistics transactions values at $50 million or more for a total of $20 billion, which was ahead of 38 deals for a cumulative $16.2 billion recorded during the first quarter and the 39 deals valued at a cumulative $16.b billion in the second quarter of 2013.
Posted on 08/08 at 11:11 AM
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United States Class I carloads were up 86,792 carloads–or 6.3 percent annually–at 1,471,811 in July, and intermodal volume was up 5.5 percent annually––or 67,524 units––at 1,286,160 containers and trailers for the highest July on the intermodal side ever recorded.
Posted on 08/08 at 09:49 AM
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During this webcast you'll learn where and how a TMS can help you meet your spend reduction objectives, and where companies are in their adoption of TMS. You'll hear first-hand how Land O'Lakes met their business goals with a TMS and what they have planned for the future.
Posted on 08/08 at 08:48 AM
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Thursday, August 07, 2014

Canada’s largest rail operator has developed a new parts management and maintenance program to reduce the downtime of mobile cranes at its intermodal terminals.
Posted on 08/07 at 03:41 AM
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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The joint organization will be known as APICS and the APICS Foundation will be called APICS Supply Chain Council, with the SCC brand being maintained and leveraged post-merger, according to APICS.
Posted on 08/06 at 03:59 AM
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With Keystone XL in limbo, our rapidly changing energy supply chain needs a new risk management strategy.
Posted on 08/06 at 03:24 AM
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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The NMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, increased 2.7 percent to 58.7, which is its highest level since its inception in January 2008.
Posted on 08/05 at 12:49 PM
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