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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Factors such as rising freight rates, shrinking capacity, an increased desire for global supply chain visibility, have all worked together to drive the need for instituting a culture of continuous improvement in logistics operations and transportation management systems (TMS). To meet today's complex logistics challenges, managers are stepping into a more streamlined, automated approach to transportation management in order to function at optimal levels both domestically and internationally. Read the latest special report.
Posted on 09/17 at 10:18 AM
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The Atlanta-based company said that it plans to hire between 90,000-to-95,000 seasonal employees, up from about 85,000 last year, to support “the anticipated holiday surge” for package deliveries commencing in October and running through January.
Posted on 09/17 at 09:47 AM
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The Memphis-based company reported today that quarterly net income of $606 million was up 24 percent annually, and revenue, at $11.7 billion, was up 6 percent. Operating income at $987 million was up 24 percent.
Posted on 09/17 at 09:30 AM
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The World Shipping Council (WSC) released an update to its survey and estimate of containers lost at sea.
Posted on 09/17 at 09:21 AM
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Total POLB volumes dropped 9.1 percent in August at 573,083 TEU, and POLA volumes in August were up 6.7 percent compared to August 2013 at 757,702 TEU.
Posted on 09/16 at 10:07 AM
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Following a week in which the average price per gallon was flat, diesel prices resumed their decline, falling 1.3 cents to $3.801 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
Posted on 09/16 at 09:01 AM
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Read how others are using Business Process Modeling to implement Microsoft Dynamics AX with reduced risk.
Posted on 09/15 at 04:35 PM
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While diesel prices have largely been out of the spotlight in 2014, freight transportation and logistics stakeholders always need to keep a close eye on what prices are doing, as it has a significant impact on transportation budgets and forecasting.
Posted on 09/15 at 01:51 PM
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Railroad service issues and rates, which many rail shippers deem as unreasonable, are front and center in a piece of legislation to be introduced soon by Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and John Thune (R-SD), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation.
Posted on 09/15 at 11:32 AM
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Friday, September 12, 2014

The Nicaragua Canal will be three times the length of the Panama Canal, crossing the major Lago de Nicaragua, one of the largest freshwater reservoirs in the region.
Posted on 09/12 at 03:02 PM
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