Logistics

By Patrick Burnson · October 21, 2011
Near-sourcing and the North American Free Trade Agreement represent a perfect supply chain match, industry analysts contend.
By Jeff Berman · October 17, 2011
Shipments and the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S. are both down 8 percent from August to September.
By Jeff Berman · October 17, 2011
Opening a new facility there makes good business sense because it provides an opportunity to build and expand relationships with customers, and enables Con-way Multimodal to enter the growing southern market
By Jeff Berman · October 14, 2011
Taking steps to expand its extensive logistics services menu for shippers, non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace said this week it has joined forces with Chicago-based intermodal marketing company (IMC) Celtic International to “form a leading North American logistics provider,” according to company officials.
By Jeff Berman · October 14, 2011
The September uptick in retail sales brought about some feelings of optimism regarding a possible economic recovery for some analysts, but there is a general consensus that more evidence of growth is needed over a longer period of time.
By Jeff Berman · October 7, 2011
As shippers supply chain needs continue to evolve over time, so do the capabilities of those providing third-party logistics (3javascript:promptTag("link");PL) services. This was a major takeaway of the recently released 2012 Third-Party Logistics Study: The State of Logistics Outsourcing.
By Patrick Burnson · October 5, 2011
The 18th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics Providers, released at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Annual Global Conference yesterday, contained some encouraging news.
By Jeff Berman · September 30, 2011
Saddle Creek Corp. said this week it has invested in alternative fuel vehicles. These vehicles are comprised of 40 Freightliner natural gas trucks and will be in Saddle Creek’s for-hire fleet, and the company plans to add 40 more early next year.
By Jeff Berman · September 29, 2011
C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW) announced this week that its subsidiary C.H. Robinson Company has acquired Timco Worldwide, a Davis, Calif.-based provider and marketer of quality produce, specifically melons.
By Jeff Berman · September 27, 2011
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported today that tonnage on a seasonally-adjusted basis fell for the third time in the last four months.
By Jeff Berman · September 27, 2011
This nearly 5 cent dip follows 2.9 cents and 0.6 cent decreases over the previous two weeks, respectively
By Jeff Berman · September 23, 2011
While the global economy remains firmly entrenched in a holding pattern, data from Panjiva showed a seasonal increase in the number of United States-bound waterborne shipments for the fourth time on the last five months.
By Jeff Berman · September 23, 2011
While the global economy remains firmly entrenched in a holding pattern, data from Panjiva showed a seasonal increase in the number of United States-bound waterborne shipments for the fourth time on the last five months.
By Jeff Berman · September 22, 2011
Schneider National subsidiary Schneider Logistics has rolled out a new service geared towards shippers with “re-occurring” less-than-truckload moves.
By Jeff Berman · September 22, 2011
Company officials said signs of a global economic slowdown, which resulted in lower volumes and lower productivity for FedEx Express, were offset by improved results at the company’s FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight units.

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