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By Jeff Berman · March 28, 2017
UPS said it has expanded its China-Europe rail service in a move geared to help shippers cut down on supply chain costs, as well as better balance cost/time-in-transit needs.
By MMH Staff · March 28, 2017
Mark Hartwig went on to place fifth in a global competition against 18 competitors from around the world.
By Jeff Berman · March 28, 2017
In a client research brief, entitled: “Measuring Up: Why Cubic Feet Matter,” CBRE explained that large occupiers are more efficiently using warehouse and cubic space, which is resulting in increased building clearance heights, and has in turn, made measurement of cubic feet, or the “third dimension,” that much more important.
By MMH Staff · March 28, 2017
Study suggests the fourth industrial revolution brings cyber risks for connected, smart manufacturers and digital supply networks who may not be prepared.
By LM Staff · March 28, 2017
The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this week that the average price per gallon of diesel gasoline dropped 0.7 cents to $2.572. This is the third consecutive weekly decline, going back to the week of March 13.
By Jeff Berman · March 27, 2017
While the talk about the White House plan to roll out a $1 trillion infrastructure investment plan has not turned into action yet, that is not holding back some members of Congress from getting the ball rolling by any stretch.
By By Robert. C. Lieb Robert C. Lieb, Ph.D. is a professor of Supply Chain Management at Northeastern University. · March 27, 2017
For the most part, 3PL CEO's hit their numbers last year, but expect slower growth in the near future.
By Josh Bond · March 24, 2017
After closing 2016 up 1.6%, the association set new records for total value of shipments.
By Jeff Berman · March 24, 2017
Earlier today, Green Bay, Wisconsin-based Schneider National, a provider of truckload, intermodal and logistics services, officially announced its much-awaited initial public offering (IPO). The IPO is comprised of 28,947,000 shares of its Class B common stock at an anticipated price between $18-$20 per share.
By LM Staff · March 24, 2017
This marks the fourth increase in the last six months and the third straight month there has been an annual increase, as well as the largest annual increase going back to September 2014.
By LM Staff · March 24, 2017
Carloads rose 4.6 percent to 246,465, and intermodal containers and trailers saw a slight 0.3 percent annual increase to 248,816.
By Josh Bond · March 23, 2017
Report outlines significant impact of e-commerce on the need for flexible packaging.
By Patrick Burnson · March 23, 2017
Port of Oakland officials say that they expect to take on upcoming changes to container shipping alliances with little disruption.
By MMH Staff · March 23, 2017
Event to include International Symposium on Robotics, Future of Automation Theater, and first ever U.S./China Robotics Forum.
By Jeff Berman · March 23, 2017
As was the case in the third quarter, progress was made, albeit at a still fairly low clip, with FRA data indicating that freight railroads now have PTC active on 16 percent of their tracks, which is up from 12 percent in the third quarter, and 9 percent in the second quarter.

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