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By Michael Levans · July 1, 2013
Looking for a great way to kick off your summer reading? Well, look no further than page 28. Once again, we’ve devoted a sizable portion of our July issue to putting the Annual State of Logistics Report into context for shippers.
By Jeff Berman · June 26, 2013
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman chatted with Doug Waggoner, CEO of Echo Global Logistics, a non-asset based freight brokerage company and a provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, at last week’s eyefortransport 3PL Summit in Chicago. The conversation covered things impacting shippers and 3PL’s alike, including capacity, rates, and e-commerce, among others.
By Jeff Berman · June 24, 2013
Last week, I attended the 11th annual eyefortransport 3PL Summit in Chicago for the seventh time. I would not keep attending if I did not find it useful and highly valuable, too. The value comes on many fronts, including networking, education, session quality, and being in a great city like Chicago does not hurt either.
By Jeff Berman · June 24, 2013
At last week’s 11th annual eyefortransport 3PL Summit in Chicago, LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman conducted an on-stage interview with Marv Schlanger, CEO of CEVA Logistics.
By Jeff Berman · June 4, 2013
The new services are Mexico Direct, which offers faster customs clearance for Mexico importers, and a new intermodal service. These two offerings join CEVA’s existing U.S.-Mexico services, which include air and expedited Transborder offerings, including less-than-truckload, and full truckload, according to CEVA.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · June 1, 2013
Finding the right third party logistics provider (3PL) in today’s global marketplace involves looking beyond the provider’s “vision” statement, say industry experts. Yet, they also acknowledge that there’s still an element of prognostication involved once a short list of the Top 50 has been whittled down.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2013
Amid demands for innovation and customer service, public refrigerated warehouses are challenged to provide flexibility and efficiency for a fickle customer base.
By Jeff Berman · May 29, 2013
Non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace said yesterday it has selected New York-based private investment firm Greenbriar Equity Group LLC as its new equity partner.
By Jeff Berman · May 24, 2013
LM recently spoke with recently spoke with Wall Street analyst John Larkin to get some of his insights as we approach the halfway point of 2013, or at least get a little closer to it.
By Josh Bond · May 23, 2013
2012 3PL report and predictions show modest growth, little help from Washington.
By Jeff Berman · May 23, 2013
Supply chain consultancy Armstrong & Associates said this week that total United States 2012 third-party logistics (3PL) gross revenue—at $141.8 billion—were up 6 percent over 2011.
By Jeff Berman · May 22, 2013
Company officials said that CEVA’s quarterly results were impacted by various factors, including: overall soft global logistics markets; loss of airfreight volume with some business switching to ocean transport; exposure to Eurozone markets; and underperforming Contract Logistics contracts.
By Jeff Berman · May 10, 2013
CEVA CEO Marv Schlanger said that his company's recapitalization will make for a stronger balance sheet for CEVA, which will enable the company to grow faster and better compete in the logistics and supply chain marketplace.
By Jeff Berman · May 8, 2013
Non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics reported first quarter results yesterday and also announced that it acquired Interide Logistics, a freight brokerage business. First quarter revenue for XPO Logistics—at $114.0 million—was up 155.8 percent annually, and gross margin dollars increased 140.0 percent annually to $16.3 million, with gross margin percentage up 14.3 percent.
By Jeff Berman · May 2, 2013
CEVA said that it will reduce its consolidated net debt by more than $1.7 billion ($1.3 billion euros) and its annual cash interest expense by more than $170 million ($130 million euros) and also receive a capital infusion of a minimum of $301 million ($230 million euros) for investment in its business plan.

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