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By Jeff Berman · July 23, 2015
The most recent edition of the Shippers Condition Index (SCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR provided some good news for shippers, with some signs of improvement in overall market conditions.
By Jeff Berman · July 22, 2015
Transportation and logistics bellwether FedEx said yesterday it has agreed to acquire 50 Boeing 767-300 freighters, according to various media reports.
By Jeff Berman · July 22, 2015
Last week, more than 100 business groups, which included transportation and logistics providers and other supply chain concerns, penned a letter to U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune, heralding the approval of the Ports Performance Act by the Committee.
By Jeff Berman · July 22, 2015
Non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace said this week it has officially rolled out Transplace Supply Chain Consulting, its new consulting practice, which it said will focus on improving end-to-end (e-2-e) supply chain performance through an experienced team with what it described as deep functional expertise in transportation and logistics.
By MMH Staff · July 22, 2015
Global Economic Outlook illustrates headwinds to both industrialized and developing countries.
By MMH Staff · July 22, 2015
Fortna has thrived under White’s tenure as president, quadrupling revenue, expanding globally into EMEA, Mexico and Latin America, and growing its client base.
By Jeff Berman · July 21, 2015
June seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage tonnage was up 1.8 percent compared to a year ago, and not seasonally-adjusted tonnage was up 4.7 percent annually.
By Patrick Burnson · July 21, 2015
The ocean container carrier industry has been plagued by overcapacity of late, but a new technology partnership may begin to address it
By LM Staff · July 21, 2015
The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline fell for the eighth consecutive week, according to data issued by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. Falling 3.2 cents to $2.782 per gallon, diesel prices have fallen a cumulative 12.7 cents over this period from the week of June 1 through July 20.
By Jeff Berman · July 21, 2015
While nearly one-third of LM survey respondents note Peak Season has a significant impact on operations, industry experts say it will not be much to write home about this year
By Patrick Burnson · July 20, 2015
As the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) concludes its first financial trading year 2014-15, its Annual Report reflects on the achievements of the past 12 months including how it has worked with other organizations in its role as an effective voice for shippers around the world.
By Jeff Berman · July 20, 2015
APICS and AST&L officials said that this merger will provide support to the end-to-end supply chain body of knowledge that fuels APICS’s global supply chain research, education and certification programs.
By Jeff Berman · July 17, 2015
Total POLA volumes in June were down 2 percent compared to June 2014 at 721,802 TEU, and June volumes at POLB declined 4.4 percent annually at 583,621 TEU.
By LM Staff · July 17, 2015
U.S. carloads were down 6.6 percent annually at 271,494, and intermodal volume was up 2.4 percent at 262,603 containers and trailers.
By Jeff Berman · July 16, 2015
June freight shipments—at 1.160—picked up where May left off in posting its highest level of the year, topping May by 0.2 percent and down 3.4 percent compared to June 2014. This gain comes at a time when the economy shows signs of “weakening,” according to the report.

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