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Thursday, February 12, 2015

LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Jannine Miller, the new director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics, which is a statewide resource for fueling logistics industry growth and global competitiveness that works to address the needs and opportunities of companies of any size involved in logistics and freight transportation.
Posted on 02/12 at 10:00 AM
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

PMA members will temporarily suspend premium-pay weekend and holiday vessel operations on four upcoming dates
Posted on 02/11 at 08:40 PM
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Even with the months-long labor dispute between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union still in full effect, with the possibility of a full-blown West Coast port shutdown rising, the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates issued today is calling for import volume growth at U.S-based container retail ports.
Posted on 02/11 at 12:20 PM
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EDF Senior Manager, Supply Chain Logistics Jason Mathers said that these proposed standards for new regulations for fuel-efficient standards make sense on multiple levels on a societal basis for things like protecting health and infrastructure, as well as from a commerce-based perspective, as EDF believes these standards will provide a clear business value, with shippers saving money and carriers lowering business costs.
Posted on 02/11 at 10:28 AM
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Keeping in line with seasonal patterns that have been intact since the conclusion of the Great Recession, both shipment volumes and freight spending declined from December to January, although each saw annual gains, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index.
Posted on 02/10 at 02:15 PM
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With a 0.4 cent increase to $2.835 per gallon, the average price per gallon checked in at $2.835, which is slightly ahead of last week’s $2.831 per gallon, which marks the lowest average weekly price since the week of February 15, 2010, when it was at $2.756 per gallon.
Posted on 02/10 at 11:26 AM
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XPO Logistics announced late yesterday it has acquired New York, New York-based UX Specialized Logistics, a North American provider of last mile logistics services for major retail chains and e-commerce shippers.
Posted on 02/10 at 10:44 AM
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I recently had the pleasure of participating in Logistics Management’s 2015 Rate Outlook webcast. During the 45 minute discussion our panel of top economic and transportation market analysts examined the current state of transportation rate structures, and where we are likely to see them head in 2015.
Posted on 02/10 at 09:59 AM
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Monday, February 09, 2015

While both sides are doing what they feel is best for their members, the impasse between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore Warehouse and Union is severely impacting West Coast port operations, and, to a larger extent, the supply chain in more than a few ways. The impasse between the parties has been well-documented in both the trade and mainstream press, and at time that is no easy task, given the many starts and (mostly) stops this situation has seen.
Posted on 02/09 at 03:18 PM
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The Port of Oakland today released an update on seaport operations and the status of waterfront labor talks.
Posted on 02/09 at 02:00 PM
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