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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Hackett observed in the new report that China’s economy has lost steam, with actual growth falling short of targeted rates, while the United States most recent second quarter GDP reading at 3.7 percent outpaced expected targets, even though it was negatively impacted by gains in manufacturing and retail inventories.
Posted on 09/01 at 10:11 AM
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The proposed merger of Cosco and CSCL could spark further container consolidation
Posted on 09/01 at 08:35 AM
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The average price dropped 4.7 cents to $2.514 per gallon, which now stands at the lowest weekly average price for diesel since July 2009, when it was at $2.542 the week of July 27, 2009, according to EIA data.
Posted on 09/01 at 08:31 AM
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The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that U.S. trade with its North America Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico in June dropped 3.8 percent annually to $99.0 billion. This followed a 10.8 percent decline in May to $92.7 billion.
Posted on 09/01 at 08:03 AM
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Monday, August 31, 2015

As the calendar turns to September and we approach 2015’s final third, there are, as usual, many things that require our attention from a freight transportation, logistics, and supply chain perspective.
Posted on 08/31 at 01:35 PM
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According to Panjiva data, July shipments-at 952,126-were up 1 percent over June, following sequential gains of 7 percent for May over April and 1 percent for June over May.
Posted on 08/31 at 10:46 AM
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While the previous edition of the Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR showed some encouraging signs for shippers in terms of a mild uptick in overall market conditions.
Posted on 08/31 at 09:59 AM
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Supply Chain Expert John Caltagirone is working with an increasing number of large companies that need help addressing key issues that “keep them up at night.” Here’s what Caltagirone recommends supply chain managers do right now to prepare for the future.
Posted on 08/31 at 07:59 AM
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What will it take to find, train, and retain talent going forward? Three supply chain experts dust off their crystal balls and discuss the top ways to build the workforce for 2025.
Posted on 08/31 at 07:54 AM
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Friday, August 28, 2015

83% of surveyed manufacturers either already have IoT implementations in place or plans to deploy within a year.
Posted on 08/28 at 01:15 PM
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