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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

As world leaders gathered in Cancun, Mexico this week to discuss ways to come up with a uniform approach to temper climate change, various signs pointed to the United Nations-hosted meeting being rife with challenges. That turned out to be the case, with various media reports indicating that an accord was not reached.
Posted on 12/01 at 08:16 AM
NewsGreenhouse GasesGHGKyoto ProtocolUnited NationsUNPermalink


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Even with consumer confidence shaken by government austerity measures, individuals and businesses continued to purchase PCs in the third quarter, "driving up global shipments smartly.”
Posted on 11/30 at 05:15 PM
BlogsMobileGlobalTechnologyShippingExportsChinaPCsPermalink


Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 19.3 percent in September 2010 compared to September 2009, increasing to $68.3 billion, according to data released by the United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
Posted on 11/30 at 12:36 PM
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While “the new austerity” is shaping public policy in Washington DC these days, there is concern among ocean shippers that there may be a negative impact on some supply chains.
Posted on 11/30 at 12:30 PM
NewsSupply ChainAAPAShippingExportsSeaportsPermalink


With total spending on the nation’s busiest shopping day of the year up more than 9 percent annually at $45.0 billion, there may be cause for optimism, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).
Posted on 11/30 at 09:37 AM
NewsIHSNational Retail FederationRetailNRFBlack FridayPermalink


Diesel prices dipped 0.9 cents to $3.162 per gallon for the week of November 29, according to data from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 11/30 at 08:31 AM
NewsEIADiesel PricesEnergy Information AdministrationPermalink


FedEx subsidiary FedEx Express recently announced it has launched a new flight to and from Hanoi, Vietnam, which will run weekly from Tuesday through Friday.
Posted on 11/30 at 07:52 AM
NewsFedExAsia PacificDavid L. CunninghamPermalink


Monday, November 29, 2010

Data from ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, indicates that the average retail sales price of Class 8 used vehicles sold in October was up 4 percent from September.
Posted on 11/29 at 01:33 PM
NewsTruckingACT ResearchClass 8 TrucksSteve TamPermalink


Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman had an opportunity to catch up with Patrick Quinn, Co-chairman and President of truckload and full-service freight transportation provider U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc., at the recent TransComp expo in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Posted on 11/29 at 11:08 AM
NewsTruckloadC.H. RobinsonHOSCSAU.S. Xpress EnterprisesPermalink


Since issuing its study last summer, Global consultancy IDC Manufacturing Insights contends that U.S. manufacturers are continuing their flight from low-wage outsourcing.
Posted on 11/29 at 11:05 AM
NewsIDC Manufacturing InsightsNear-sourcingSimon EllisPermalink



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