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By Patrick Burnson · February 16, 2018
While importing continues to grow across both small and enterprise companies, almost 50% of the 300,000-plus American businesses who import still use spreadsheets to manage their international supply chain.
By John Schulz · February 16, 2018
In an era of cutthroat competition and profit measured in pennies on the dollar, if a trucking company lasts ten years it’s worth celebrating. Only a handful of carriers operating today have ever logged 50 years in existence. Then there is Elizabeth, N.J.-based New England Motor Freight. NEMF, whose maroon colored trucks and trailers are ubiquitous in the Boston-New York-Washington “Acela Corridor,” hits the century mark this year as the company celebrates 100 years of operating during its year-long centennial celebration.
By LM Staff · February 16, 2018
Carloads slipped 0.5% annually to 251,058, and intermodal containers and trailers, at 268,487, saw a 3.7% annual gain.
By Jeff Berman · February 16, 2018
January shipments, at 1,006,861, were up 7.7% annually compared to 934,447 in January 2017. Panjiva said this marks the fastest rate of growth in a month going back to April 2017, as well as outpacing the cumulative 4.1% growth rate for all of 2017, which it noted was a record year for U.S.-bound shipments in aggregate.
By Jeff Berman · February 15, 2018
This new 109,000 square-foot facility, said Ryder, is less than five miles from the World Trade Bridge and is comprised of 6,400 square-feet of office space, 51 dock doors, two ramps, and 114 trailer spaces.
By Patrick Burnson · February 15, 2018
The Port of Oakland today reported that containerized export volume in January increased 2.1 percent from the same month a year ago.
By Jeff Berman · February 15, 2018
The European markets XPO will expand into include UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and France, and XPO said it expects to manage more than 750,000 last mile deliveries from retailers and e-commerce companies in Europe in 2018.
By Patrick Burnson · February 15, 2018
American Airlines Cargo recently announced that it will implement “a next generation cargo management system” designed to enlarge its technology platform.
By Jeff Berman · February 15, 2018
Earlier this week, Chicago-based project44, a technology services provider offering standardized, secure Web service API (application programming interfaces) integrations enabling 3PLs and shippers to connect with carriers in real time said another Chicago-based player, Echo Global Logistics, intregrated project44’s SaaS services to fully automate end-to-end management of its less-than-truckload (LTL) and Volume LTL (VLTL) shipments. This endeavor is a major part of Echo’s build out of its proprietary TMS (Transportation Management System), leveragin
By MMH Staff · February 14, 2018
Scott Johnson, vice president of CLARK, takes up the gavel.
By Jeff Berman · February 14, 2018
Commerce reports U.S. retail and food service sales for January were down 0.3% compared to December at $492 billion, but were up 3.6% compared to January 2017.
By Jeff Berman · February 14, 2018
Commerce reported that its advanced estimate of U.S. retail and food service sales for January were down 0.3% compared to December at $492 billion but were up 3.6% on an annual basis. NRF data pointed to a 0.26% decline in retail sales from December to January, with annual sales up 5.4%. NRF’s data does not include automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants.
By LM Staff · February 14, 2018
For December, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI was 9.2, which was well ahead of November’s 5.48 and in line with October’s 9.48. FTR said that December’s reading reflects a full capacity environment that is paced by ongoing strength in freight demand. Looking ahead, FTR said it expects the TCI to remain elevated and head higher in 2018, with trucking capacity “maxed out” and freight rates at their highest level in a number of years.
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By Patrick Burnson · February 13, 2018
U.S. ports are positioned for another solid year of growth, though the Trump administration's evolving stance on both domestic and international trade is a long-term development worth a close watch, according to Fitch Ratings in its latest sector briefing.

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