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By MMH Staff · February 20, 2017
Q4 shipments grew 33% from the pervious year, with shipments of 8,825 robots valued at nearly half a billion dollars.
By Jeff Berman · February 20, 2017
For January, the most recent month for which data is available, shipments were up 3.2 percent annually at 1.005 and down 6.4 percent compared to December. This follows a 3.5 percent annual gain in December, a 0.3 November decline, and a 2.7 percent gain in October, which marked the first time it headed up in the previous 20 months.
By Jeff Berman · February 17, 2017
DAT North American Freight Index fell 2.5 percent in January, following an 8 percent December increase, snapping a six-month stretch of gains. But even though the post-holiday drop-off remained in effect, January truckload spot market activity was up 56 percent annually.
By Jeff Berman · February 17, 2017
Carloads headed up 3.9 percent to 253,670, and intermodal containers and trailers rose 1.5 percent annually to 264,761.
By Patrick Burnson · February 16, 2017
The South Carolina Ports Authority reported an 8 percent increase in container volume since its fiscal year began in July.
By Jeff Berman · February 16, 2017
For December, the most recent month for which data is available, the ICI was 6.98, which was ahead of November’s 5.0 and October’s 5.26, with FTR noting that intermodal finished 2016 with decent momentum. And it added that the ICI is expected to see gains in the coming months as a result of what it called a robust rate environment, while cautioning there are also some tailwinds in the form of potential trade policy changes issued by the White House.
By LM Staff · February 16, 2017
Total POLA January volume was up 17.4 percent annually at 826,640 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEU), marking the highest-volume January in its 110-year history, and POLB January volumes rose 8.7 percent annually to 582,689 TEU.
By MMH Staff · February 16, 2017
Acquisition to strengthen trading partner connectivity and omni-channel enablement.
By Jeff Berman · February 15, 2017
Commerce reported that January retail sales were up 0.2 percent compared to December and saw a 5.6 percent annual gain at $472.1 billion. The NRF reported that retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, headed up 3.8 percent annually in January and were up 0.4 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis compared to a very strong December.
By Jeff Berman · February 15, 2017
Commerce reported that January retail sales were up 0.2 percent compared to December and saw a 5.6 percent annual gain at $472.1 billion. The NRF reported that retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, headed up 3.8 percent annually in January and were up 0.4 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis compared to a very strong December.
By Jeff Berman · February 15, 2017
January imports were up 5.4 percent annually at 929,970, topping December’s 928,535 on a sequential basis. This marked the seventh consecutive month of growth, according to Panjiva data.
By Jeff Berman · February 15, 2017
January imports were up 5.4 percent annually at 929,970, topping December’s 928,535 on a sequential basis. This marked the seventh consecutive month of growth, according to Panjiva data.
By MMH Staff · February 15, 2017
Program recreates control-identical CNC training system on any PC.
By MMH Staff · February 15, 2017
New credentials to help close high-tech industrial maintenance skills gap for the Midwest auto-corridor and nationally.
By Patrick Burnson · February 14, 2017
Just as it promised at last year’s annual Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle is expanding its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio with four new cloud solutions to help businesses fully utilize the benefits of digital supply chains.

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