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By MMH Staff · January 18, 2017
Economic improvement, renewed business confidence and business-friendly policy changes support positive investment momentum.
By MMH Staff · January 18, 2017
Just more than a month away, more details are available on the extensive offerings at Pack Expo East 2017, produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
By MMH Staff · January 17, 2017
Enterprise technology providers to collaborate on Internet of Things solutions to increase inventory visibility, track assets and improve supply chain efficiency.
By MMH Staff · January 17, 2017
Artificial intelligence adopters must prioritize leadership of workforce implications.
By Jeff Berman · January 17, 2017
The most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) issued this week by freight transportation consultancy FTR remained in familiar territory, as market conditions appeared to show signs of stabilization at the end of 2016 heading into 2017.
By Jeff Berman · January 17, 2017
United States-bound waterborne imports had a strong end-of-the-year finish, according to data issued by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers. December shipments––at 928,535––were up 8.9 percent annually and up 0.3 percent compared to November’s 926,198. The busiest month of 2016 was August, which eclipsed the 1 million shipment mark.
By MMH Staff · January 16, 2017
Anticipated $9.2 million investment to create up to 354 jobs in the next seven years.
By Jeff Berman · January 16, 2017
December shipments––at 928,535––were up 8.9 percent annually and up 0.3 percent compared to November’s 926,198. The busiest month of 2016 was August, which eclipsed the 1 million shipment mark. For all of 2016, shipments were up 2.4 percent annually to 11,137,860, marking the first time in Panjiva’s shipment-tracking history they topped the 11 million mark.
By Jeff Berman · January 16, 2017
Despite mixed volumes and fluctuating data points 2016 ended up being a good, and in some cases, great, volume year for the both the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB). POLA and POLB are the two largest North American ports, and they collectively account for more than 40 percent of U.S. imports.
<p>Norm Kukuk, executive vice president of marketing for ORBIS Corporation, and new chairman of the board of directors for RPA.</p> By Josh Bond · January 13, 2017
20-year reusable packaging industry veteran Norm Kukuk named chairman of the board of directors.
By Jeff Berman · January 13, 2017
It appears that holiday shoppers did their best to support the economy over the home stretch of 2016 as retail sales for the month of December showed gains, according to data issued by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
By LM Staff · January 13, 2017
While not delving into policy specifics, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao did a good job of pinpointing some of the key areas that need fixing when it comes to the national transportation landscape.
By LM Staff · January 13, 2017
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) headed up for the second straight month, rising 0.5 percent from October to November.
By LM Staff · January 13, 2017
Carloads fell 7.1 percent compared to the same week a year ago at 221,146, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 14.9 percent annually at 220,271.
By Jeff Berman · January 12, 2017
The company’s North American Freight Index was up 8 percent in December, marking the sixth straight month of volume gains. DAT attributed strong momentum for e-commerce and grocery shipments as the main growth drivers for December, a month that is typically quiet for the spot market.

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