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By Patrick Burnson · August 5, 2015
The once bitter rivalry between the ports of Tacoma and Seattle seems to have come to an end as both parties have entered into a joint marketing program designed to leverage the Puget Sound’s logistical advantage.
By Jeff Berman · August 4, 2015
Satish Jindel, president of Pittsburgh-based SJ Consulting, says that one way for LTL carriers to improve both their bottom lines and overall productivity is to get a better grasp on the cost of handling a shipment and the pricing they have for it.
By Jeff Berman · July 30, 2015
As has been noted in recent coverage on this site in regards to Peak Season, one underlying theme has been, and remains, how Peak Season is not what it used to be. That is not to say there will not be any Peak Season-related activity. Make no mistake, there will be and things driving it from the seasonal nature of business activity and cargo flows to higher demand and increased e-commerce activity, among others.
By Patrick Burnson · July 29, 2015
The three California port directors who faced the wrath of shippers at the annual meeting of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) in San Francisco late last June, surprised many with their candor and heartfelt mea culpas.
By Jeff Berman · July 27, 2015
The report, entitled “U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2026, which is drafted by ATA and IHS Global Insight, calls for a 28.6 percent hike in annual freight tonnage, as well as a 74.5 percent gain in freight revenues to $152 trillion in 2026.
By Jeff Berman · July 24, 2015
Regardless of how it gets done, an emphasis on high-level data quality and management needs attention from both shippers and providers.
By Patrick Burnson · July 22, 2015
While organized labor has yet to weigh in on Executive Order B-32-15, leaders should recognize that California's complex freight transportation system is responsible for one-third of the state's economy and jobs, with freight-dependent industries accounting for over $700 billion in revenue and over 5 million jobs.
By Patrick Burnson · July 20, 2015
China's unstable economy has contributed to an uneven flow of goods to and from the United States, report trade analysts.
By Bill Ostermeyer, vice president, sales and marketing, viastore. · July 14, 2015
Sure, it sounds like a pipe dream. But, when the right automation is designed for the application, it can pay for itself in just 36 months—or sooner?
By Jeff Berman · July 14, 2015
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) yesterday introduced the Highway Transportation and Funding Act of 2015. This bill would reauthorize surface transportation programs through December 18, 2015 and be paid with roughly $8 billion in common sense reforms, according to Ryan and Shuster.
By MMH Staff · July 14, 2015
Roll changeover, splice failures and bottlenecks limit efficiency and throughput.
By Josh Bond · July 10, 2015
How a warehouse management system can help optimize operating costs, inventory visibility and customer satisfaction.
By Jeff Berman · July 9, 2015
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York determined that the West Coast port labor disruption probably slowed Q1 real export growth by 1.5 percent, and in terms of the contribution to net exports to real GDP growth it would equate to a 0.2 percent decline in GDP.
By Jeff Berman · July 6, 2015
Regardless of the date or year, one thing is beyond consistent when it comes to key themes in freight transportation logistics: the state of United States highways and related transportation infrastructure is in an eternal state of chaos and disrepair.
By Patrick Burnson · July 1, 2015
Key sanctions are unlikely to be fully removed until Congress lifts the U.S. embargo on Cuba – something unlikely to take place before 2018 when incumbent president Raúl Castro is expected to step down

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