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By MMH Staff · October 9, 2015
Students from HEC Montreal, University of Arkansas, Pennsylvania State University and Iowa State University earn top honors.
By Jeff Berman · October 9, 2015
September carloads—at 1,417,750—were down 4.9 percent—or 72,597 carloads— annually, and intermodal—at 1,365,980 trailers and containers—was up 1.2 percent—or 16,272 trailers and containers.
By MMH Staff · October 8, 2015
Commemoration to include employee involvement with a series of community outreach programs.
By Patrick Burnson · October 8, 2015
Slowing global trade and a bloated orderbook of large vessel capacity mean that container shipping is set for another three years of overcapacity and financial pain, according to the latest Container Forecaster report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.
By MMH Staff · October 8, 2015
Strategic capital firm says material handling sector poised for consistent growth.
By Patrick Burnson · October 7, 2015
The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has called on world leaders meeting at the United Nations this week to work together to find solutions to the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe
<p>Innovators like Apple, Google, and Unilever are competing on culture, and not just price. Steven Melnyk says your company can too.</p> By Jeff Berman · October 7, 2015
Companies used to compete on price and service. The future of supply chain, according to Steve Melnyk, is culture. In fact, innovators like Apple, Google, and Unilever are already leading because of their cultures. Your company can too.
By Jeff Berman · October 7, 2015
As evidenced by the widening gap in the United States trade deficit, which has seen imports far outpacing exports for years on end, the September edition of the “Global Trade Pulse” from global maritime and trade consultancy Hackett Associates paints a similar picture for trade activity in North America, with some overlapping themes apparent in the report’s European data, too.
By Patrick Burnson · October 6, 2015
Kurt Nagle, president and CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities recently voiced his endorsement of this trade legislation
By Jeff Berman · October 6, 2015
Coming off of 2014, which in many ways is viewed as a banner year for freight, it appears that some tailwinds have firmly kicked in, as 2015 enters its official homestretch, according to Rosalyn Wilson, senior business analyst at Parsons, and author of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual State of Logistics (SOL) Report at last week’s CSCMP Annual Conference in San Diego. The SOL report is sponsored by Penske Logistics.
By LM Staff · October 6, 2015
The average price per gallon for diesel gasoline increased 1.6 cents to $2.492 per gallon, according to data issued by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) this week.
By MMH Staff · October 6, 2015
To celebrate ALAN's 10-year anniversary and to support ALAN’s disaster relief mission, Amazon helped ALAN with a matching gift fundraiser during a 24-hour period.
By Jeff Berman · October 5, 2015
The planned $4.8 billion acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT-NV and a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator, by FedEx may be showing signs of coming closer to fruition, with TNT’s shareholders formally giving their blessing on the proposed deal.
By Jeff Berman · October 5, 2015
Con-way Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of transportation and logistics service provider Con-way, recently announced it plans to implement a general rate increase for non-contractual freight, effective October 19.
By Jeff Berman · October 5, 2015
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 56.9 in September (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), a 2.1 percent decrease from August’s 59.0, and 3.4 percent off from July’s 60.3, which is its highest reading since January 2008.

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