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By Jeff Berman · February 12, 2016
The Department of Commerce reported that January retail sales were up 0.2 percent compared to December and up 3.7 percent annually at $449.9 billion, and the NRF reported that January retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, rose 0.6 percent over December and 1.4 percent compared to January 2015.
By George Kokoris · February 12, 2016
The Alliance Award recognizes transportation partnerships that produce meaningful outcomes and drive supply chain excellence.
By Jeff Berman · February 12, 2016
On the freight shipments side, Cass reported that January shipments––at 1.025––trailed December by 1.3 percent and January 2016 by 0.2 percent. These declines were less than the 4.9 percent drop from November to December, though, and January shipments still topped the 1.0 mark for the 65th straight month in December.
By LM Staff · February 12, 2016
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) saw a 0.4 percent decline from November to December, its second straight decline on the heels of a 1.0 percent decrease from October to November.
By LM Staff · February 12, 2016
Carloads saw a 11.7 percent annual decline at 241,680, and intermodal containers and trailers rose 10.5 percent to 262,830
By Patrick Burnson · February 11, 2016
An amendment to the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea convention will go into effect requiring all shippers (importers and exporters) to certify and submit the Verified Gross Mass – the combined weight of the cargo and the container – to the steamship line and terminal operator in advance of loading the container aboard a vessel.
By MMH Staff · February 11, 2016
MagneMotion specializes in intelligent conveying systems used in automotive, general assembly, packaging and material handling applications.
By MMH Staff · February 11, 2016
Certification enables participants to build and sustain a maintenance program, establish KPIs, increase productivity and build a problem-solving culture.
By Jeff Berman · February 11, 2016
The Cudahy, Wis.-based company said it has refocused its LTL network standards as part of a move to further enhance service consistency, which it said will provide customers with better visibility to delivery dates and better work and collaborate with RRTS to better manage supply chain operations and economically manage transportation costs.
By Jeff Berman · February 11, 2016
Estimate comes in higher than the 10-year average of 2.7%, but falls short of the NRF’s 2015 estimate of 4.1%.
By Patrick Burnson · February 10, 2016
The Port of Oakland said that containerized import volume soared 75.76 percent last month from January 2015 totals.
By Jeff Berman · February 10, 2016
As the pull of shopping online via mobile devices becomes ever more prevalent, recent research from transportation and logistics bellwether UPS shows that as more consumers shop online, they also bring with them specific preferences and guidelines, too.
By Jeff Berman · February 10, 2016
In an 8-K filing with the Securities Exchange Commission this week, third-party logistics and freight transportation services provider XPO Logistics said it plans to retain the truckload business it acquired through its $3 billion October 2015 acquisition of freight transportation and logistics services provider Con-way Inc.
By Jeff Berman · February 9, 2016
Even with expected import cargo volume declines in the coming months, the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates expects volumes to be up for the first half of 2016.
By MMH Staff · February 9, 2016
Students to learn TMS software and receive a free freight brokerage software package at graduation.

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