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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Following a 7 percent gain in shipments from March to April, April to May showed an 8 percent increase at 1,037,365, said Panjiva. The number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S.—at 147,876 was up 6 percent, matching a 6 percent increase from March to April. Both shipments and manufacturers were down 1 percent, respectively, year-over-year.
Posted on 06/16 at 08:57 AM
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Despite the increasingly negative economic headwinds of late, May volumes at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach mostly showed some decent signs of growth.
Posted on 06/16 at 07:51 AM
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Business logistics costs rose 10.4 percent last year, totaling $1.21 trillion, which is about what American businesses paid for freight transport in 2010, according to the authoritative 22nd annual State of Logistics report released Wednesday.
Posted on 06/15 at 10:50 AM
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A Bloomberg report released earlier this week stated that Mexican Economy Minister Bruno Ferrari said his country will sign a formal agreement to end a cross-border trucking dispute with the U.S. as early as this month, setting the stage for the Latin American country to remove punitive tariffs.
Posted on 06/15 at 09:37 AM
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Even with some recent moderation in freight volumes and signs of renewed economic weakness, ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, said this week that demand is still strong for commercial vehicles.
Posted on 06/15 at 09:19 AM
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This new service will connect New England-based shippers to 20 major steamship lines and be operated by American Feeder Lines (AFL). This service will call on the Port’s Conley Container Terminal each week on Tuesday.
Posted on 06/15 at 08:17 AM
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of UPS said this week it has improved transit times from Vancouver, British Columbia to 181 United States cities in the Midwest and Northeast.
Posted on 06/14 at 10:44 AM
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As mounting evidence indicates that slow economic growth is prevalent, retail sales numbers released today were essentially flat in May compared to April and were up on an annual basis, according to data from the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).

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Posted on 06/14 at 09:30 AM
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