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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Earlier this week, the United States Postal Service (USPS) rolled out new prices for various services, which are scheduled to take effect on January 2, 2011, pending approval from the Postal Regulatory Commission. In its announcement, the USPS said it is rolling out new flat-rate products, as well as offerings geared specifically to consumers and shippers, respectively.
Posted on 11/04 at 01:01 PM
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Global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) noted in a recent research report that even through the economic downturn has lowered global cargo levels, as well as lower demand for logistics space around United States airports, airport real estate is potentially well-positioned for future growth.
Posted on 11/04 at 10:12 AM
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Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 25.3 percent in August 2010 compared to August 2009, increasing to $68.0 billion, according to data released by the United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
Posted on 11/04 at 07:46 AM
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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

FedEx announced earlier today that its FedEx Express subsidiary will acquire the logistics, distribution, and express businesses of India-based AFL Pvt. Ltd. and its affiliate Unifreight India Pvt. Ltd. Financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close by February 2011, were not disclosed.
Posted on 11/03 at 12:15 PM
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The Institute of Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business for October continued the momentum it showed in September. The ISM’s index for measuring the sector’s overall health—known at the NMI—was 54.3 in October, a 1.1 percent gain from September.

While surfing through the cable news channels on Election Night, it became pretty clear that Congress would be turning from a Democratic-led entity to a divided one, with Democrats retaining a slim margin in the Senate and Republicans making a strong showing in the House to take control. Given the possibly unprecedented level of political acrimony in recent years, it is no surprise that things went the way they did last night. So, the big question now becomes, what happens now?
Posted on 11/03 at 08:24 AM
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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

UPS announced that new rates will kick in, effective January 3, 2011. Company officials said that 2011 rates will include a net increase of 4.9 percent for UPS ground packages and a net increase of 4.9 percent on all air express and U.S. origin international shipments.
Posted on 11/02 at 12:48 PM
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Following the recent attempt by terrorists to send explosives to the United States on cargo and passenger planes, Massachusetts Representative Edward J. Markey (D) said he plans to introduce legislation requiring 100 percent screening of all cargo on cargo planes.
Posted on 11/02 at 11:21 AM
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Coming on the heels of the ratified labor agreement by Teamsters employees at less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide (YRCW), LTL player ABF Freight Systems announced it is taking legal action against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and various YRCW subsidiaries, as well as other entities.
Posted on 11/02 at 09:42 AM
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The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline remained above the $3 per gallon for the fifth straight week, according to data released this week by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
Posted on 11/02 at 05:40 AM
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