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Monday, June 20, 2011

Gartner Inc. has released the findings from its seventh annual Supply Chain Top 25. The goal of the Supply Chain Top 25 research initiative is to raise awareness of the supply chain discipline and how it impacts the business.
Posted on 06/20 at 12:58 PM
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Given the uncertain economic environment raising its head in the last few weeks, it looks like now may be a good time to hit the road. And that is exactly what I am doing tomorrow, when I push off to Atlanta for the 9th annual eyefortransport 3PL Summit.
Posted on 06/20 at 08:43 AM
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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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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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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Diesel prices fell for the fifth consecutive week and the sixth time in the last seven weeks, decreasing 0.8 cents to $3.94 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 06/14 at 08:27 AM
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UPS said it will be rolling out a new reverse logistics service geared towards high-end products for shippers in the high-tech, healthcare, and retail sectors in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, effective this October.
Posted on 06/14 at 05:35 AM
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Monday, June 13, 2011

Panjiva’s new quarterly report, entitled the Quarterly Trendspotting Report, takes a detailed look at the macro trends that impacted global trade during the first quarter of 2011. One of its main objectives is to assist sourcing executives determine which geographies are “trending hot” for products they are looking for on a worldwide basis and what the current trends are on an annual basis.
Posted on 06/13 at 11:09 AM
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Freight transportation and logistics services provider Hub Group Inc. said today that earlier this month its Comtrak Logistics Inc. subsidiary, which offers national drayage and truckload services, acquired Domestic Transport Inc., a Pacific, Washington-based provider of intermodal drayage services.
Posted on 06/13 at 08:55 AM
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Class I railroad carrier Canadian Pacific (CP) recently announced it will be a tenant at the Western Canada-based Global Transportation Hub (GTH). CP’s plans for a new intermodal facility at the Global Transportation Hub were announced in December, 2007.
Posted on 06/13 at 08:06 AM
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