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By Patrick Burnson · June 2, 2010
According to a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, trade flows are ramping up.
By Patrick Burnson · June 2, 2010
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke met late last week with representatives from key U.S. apparel importers and retailers, including J.C. Penney, VF Americas and Polo Ralph Lauren, at the Commerce Department to discuss trade benefits created by recently passed legislation designed to help U.S. companies increase their apparel sourcing from earthquake-stricken Haiti.
By Patrick Burnson · June 1, 2010
As the Federal Maritime Commission ramps up its investigation of ocean carrier price-fixing, it is also keeping a vigilant watch on capacity and equipment shortages.
By Jeff Berman · June 1, 2010
Although the numbers are not quite as strong as the previous month, the economic recovery appears to be on solid footing, according the May manufacturing report from the Institute of Supply Management.
By Jeff Berman · June 1, 2010
Although the numbers are not quite as strong as the previous month, the economic recovery appears to be on solid footing, according the May manufacturing report from the Institute of Supply Management.
By LM Staff · June 1, 2010
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 37.0 percent in March 2010 compared to March 2009, increasing to $69.9 billion, according to data released by the United States Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
By Bridget McCrea · June 1, 2010
According to our 2010 Software User survey, nearly half of all logistics operations using a WMS are looking to upgrade over the next 12 months. Our technology correspondent explains why and then introduces us to a shipper that’s on the brink of revolutionizing its warehouse operations.
By Jeff Berman · June 1, 2010
Last week, IBM announced that it plans to acquire AT&T subsidiary Sterling Commerce, a provider of business-to-business integration and cross-channel solutions for $1.4 billion. The transaction is expected to close later this year.
By Jeff Berman · June 1, 2010
Roughly four months after the Department of Transportation awarded grants to various U.S. governments, cities, and transit agencies as part of the $1.5 billion Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant Program, DOT Secretary Ray LaHood has announced there is $600 million in TIGER II grants available for surface transportation projects.
By Patrick Burnson · June 1, 2010
Is the line between the top third-party logistics providers blurring? Analysts we recently spoke with think so. Richard Armstrong, chairman of Stoughton, Wisc.-based Armstrong & Associates, noted that the industry mirrors what has occurred in the ocean carrier sector over the years.
By Jeff Berman · June 1, 2010
In another sign that the United States economy is gradually recovering, the Commerce Department reported last week that new orders for manufactured durable goods in April were up 2.9 percent from March to $193.9 billion and were up 16.8 percent year-over-year. This marks the fourth time in the last five months new orders were up.
By Jeff Berman · June 1, 2010
The American Trucking Associations recently reported this week that its advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was up in April for the sixth time in seven months.
By Jeff Berman · May 28, 2010
Earlier this week, the Federal Highway Administration and the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released the findings of a new survey, which assesses the level of truck-oriented congestion at 100 locations on the U.S. national highway system.
<p>Emma Maersk while entering APM terminal at Rotterdam port. Photo by Dick Muijs.</p> By Jeff Berman · May 28, 2010
In an effort to target freight congestion, the Federal Highway Administration in conjunction with the American Transportation Research Institute has developed a Web-based application that will help to identify key traffic chokepoints on some of the busiest roads in the country.
By Patrick Burnson · May 28, 2010
The International Air Transport Association said international scheduled cargo traffic saw the pace of its recovery slow to 25.2 percent growth.

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