Logistics

By Jeff Berman · March 14, 2012
Class I railroad carrier CN said this week it has introduced new import/export container train services between the Port of Prince Rupert, British Columbia and Calgary and Edmonton, effective June 2012.
By Jeff Berman · March 13, 2012
Retail sales in February continued to show decent signs of momentum, according to data released today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
By Jeff Berman · March 12, 2012
When the price per gallon of diesel was closer to $5 per gallon and oil barrel prices were nearly touching $150 during the summer of 2008, much was made about the possibility of North American shippers moving manufacturing operations closer to home, also known as nearshoring.
By LM Staff · March 6, 2012
The price per gallon of diesel increased 4.3 cents to $4.094 per gallon for the week of March 5, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
By Jeff Berman · March 1, 2012
Company officials said this computer—the fifth generation Delivery Information Acquisition Device (DIAD V)—accelerates the delivery of package information to the UPS network and its customers.
By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2012
The logistics arm of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, reported “substantial” volume growth
By Jeff Berman · February 27, 2012
The HOS rule is now the subject of a similar lawsuit by the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Public Citizen, the Truck Safety Coalition, and two truck drivers on the grounds that the final HOS rule still fails to make needed improvements to protect the public from tired truckers and should be subjected to judicial review.
By Patrick Burnson · February 21, 2012
The number of containers passing through Hamburg rose 14 percent in 2011
By Jeff Berman · February 2, 2012
Fourth quarter transportation and logistics merger & acquisition activity was not as strong as it was in the third quarter, but the end results were mostly impressive, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.
By Patrick Burnson · January 31, 2012
Even though the unemployment rate has fallen to 8.5 percent in recent months, IHS Global Insight continues to expect much labor market slack in the coming quarters
By Jeff Berman · January 30, 2012
Don’t look now, but the terms “cautious optimism” and signs of improvement” remain at or near the top of the list, when people are asked to describe what is going on in terms of momentum of the economic kind.
By Jeff Berman · January 23, 2012
The 7 percent sequential decline comes on the heels of a 0.2 percent gain from October to November
By Jeff Berman · January 19, 2012
In the freight transportation world, one of the most predictable things over the years is the unpredictable nature of the price per gallon of diesel fuel. That is the case once again now, given the fluctuation in fuel prices in recent months.
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It’s not every day you’re asked to reinvent one of the high-tech industry’s most iconic companies. But that’s exactly what’s been driving Cindy Reese since she arrived from Sun Microsystems to become Oracle’s senior vice president for worldwide systems operations early last year.
By John D. Schulz · January 12, 2012
The U.S. economy is “superbly positioned” for a “new era of growth” as it emerges from three years of economic doldrums, but must make key decisions and investments to take advantage of the rebound, America’s top business lobbyist is predicting for 2012.

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