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By Patrick Burnson · February 20, 2018
The value of granular supply chain market intelligence to mainstream investors was made infinitely clear with today’s announcement that S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI) will acquire Panjiva, Inc. to enhance its prominent role in the world’s economy.
By MMH Staff · February 19, 2018
Using a WES to efficiently handle recalls and regulations can save time, money and reputation.
By Jeff Berman · February 16, 2018
Time can be defined in many different ways. A year can be viewed as a long time for certain things, as can five years or an even decade. But you know what’s a really long time? 25 years i.e. a quarter century. Why is 25 years significant? Let me tie it to transportation infrastructure, specifically the Highway Trust Fund and its key funding mechanism, the federal gasoline tax, which has not been increased in, wait for it….25 years? As a quick reminder, the gas tax is 18.4 cents on gasoline and 24.4 cents on diesel.
By Patrick Burnson · February 9, 2018
"Year of the Dog," was ushered in by a significant surge in inbound ocean carrier calls.
By Jeff Berman · February 8, 2018
NRF expects 2018 retail sales to head up 3.8%-to-4.4%. For 2017, retail sales saw a 3.9% annual gain over 2016 to $3.53 trillion, based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s preliminary estimate. NRF said that number is subject to revision while it topped the NRF’s forecast for growth between 3.2%-to-3.8%.
By Patrick Burnson · February 1, 2018
Although not name specific players, Lytle said "international shipping lines" view Oakland as a candidate for first-call service from Asia.
By Jeff Berman · January 31, 2018
Former DOT Secretary James Burnley shared his perspective on President Trump's comments during last night's State of the Union speech regarding United States infrastructure planning.
By Patrick Burnson · January 26, 2018
The new partnership augurs great things for an already robust air cargo industry
By Michael Clarke · January 25, 2018
New models present retailers with the opportunity to increase operational efficiency, improve the overall customer experience and, ultimately, to increase top line growth as a result.
By MMH Staff · January 25, 2018
How to prepare service practices to achieve the best maintenance benefits provided by greater connectivity.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 25, 2018
The future of supply chain was on display at MIT’s annual student night
By Mike Regan · January 25, 2018
I began to refer to what was coming down the pike in the transportation marketplace as “The Perfect Storm” in early 2017. But I’ve realized that term may have become so common now that we’ve lost perspective on what’s really happening. So, realistically, a better word for our current situation might be a full-fledged Frankenstorm.
By Patrick Burnson · January 23, 2018
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved the Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility, moving forward on a project within the Harbor District that will expedite the movement of cargo while mitigating its impact on the environment.
By Gary Forger · January 23, 2018
An evolution in mobile navigation underway.
By Kevin Zweier · January 18, 2018
The transportation industry is focused on competition from the likes of Uber Eats, DoorDash, Roadie and Zifty, but we should be paying close attention to what’s occurring in the electric vehicle sphere.

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