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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.
By Jeff Berman · January 12, 2017
In what can be viewed as a long time coming in some respects, freight transportation and logistics stakeholders involved in the transportation of food products will be working off of a new playbook in June. The coming changes stem from the United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) food safety rule, entitled the “Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food” which was published in April 2016 and is part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
By Noel P. Bodenburg · January 11, 2017
Strategically positioned PACK EXPO East houses education and innovative solutions
By John D. Schulz · January 11, 2017
Amid the nation’s sharpest political divide in decades and the specter of a polarizing figure like Donald J. Trump positioned to be the nation’s 45th president, the nation’s top business lobbyist has called for conciliation around a theme that both Republicans, Democrats and logistics experts should embrace—stronger and faster economic growth.
By Jeff Berman · January 10, 2017
An atypical late in the year holiday season bump was evident, based on data issued this week in the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By LM Staff · January 10, 2017
Diesel prices continued a steady rise this week, heading up 1.1 cents to $2.597 per gallon, according to data issued this week by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
By Patrick Burnson · January 9, 2017
The industrial market, fueled by the rapid growth of e-commerce, has been the juggernaut of U.S. commercial real estate in recent years.
By Patrick Burnson · January 9, 2017
Port executives in the U.S. are calling upon the new presidential administration to make good on campaign promises to invest in infrastructure. Meanwhile, domestic ocean cargo gateways are aiming to digitize their supply chain operations to accommodate larger vessels and the demands
By LM Staff · January 6, 2017
Demand for Class 8 units ended 2016 on a positive note with 21,400 units booked.

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