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By LM Staff · January 13, 2017
Carloads fell 7.1 percent compared to the same week a year ago at 221,146, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 14.9 percent annually at 220,271.
By Jeff Berman · January 12, 2017
The company’s North American Freight Index was up 8 percent in December, marking the sixth straight month of volume gains. DAT attributed strong momentum for e-commerce and grocery shipments as the main growth drivers for December, a month that is typically quiet for the spot market.
By Jeff Berman · January 12, 2017
In what can be viewed as a long time coming in some respects, freight transportation and logistics stakeholders involved in the transportation of food products will be working off of a new playbook in June. The coming changes stem from the United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) food safety rule, entitled the “Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food” which was published in April 2016 and is part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
By Noel P. Bodenburg · January 11, 2017
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By John D. Schulz · January 11, 2017
Amid the nation’s sharpest political divide in decades and the specter of a polarizing figure like Donald J. Trump positioned to be the nation’s 45th president, the nation’s top business lobbyist has called for conciliation around a theme that both Republicans, Democrats and logistics experts should embrace—stronger and faster economic growth.
By Jeff Berman · January 10, 2017
An atypical late in the year holiday season bump was evident, based on data issued this week in the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By LM Staff · January 10, 2017
Diesel prices continued a steady rise this week, heading up 1.1 cents to $2.597 per gallon, according to data issued this week by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
By Patrick Burnson · January 9, 2017
The industrial market, fueled by the rapid growth of e-commerce, has been the juggernaut of U.S. commercial real estate in recent years.
By Patrick Burnson · January 9, 2017
Port executives in the U.S. are calling upon the new presidential administration to make good on campaign promises to invest in infrastructure. Meanwhile, domestic ocean cargo gateways are aiming to digitize their supply chain operations to accommodate larger vessels and the demands
By LM Staff · January 6, 2017
Demand for Class 8 units ended 2016 on a positive note with 21,400 units booked.
By Jeff Berman · January 6, 2017
2016 U.S. rail carloads were down 8.2 percent annually at 13,096,860, compared to 2015’s 14,266,012. On the intermodal side, U.S. container and trailer volume decreased 1.6 percent annually to 13,490,491 units compared to 2015’s 13,710,662.
By LM Staff · January 6, 2017
United States trade with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico fell 3.6 percent to $93.2 billion on an annual basis in October, according to data issued by the Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
By LM Staff · January 6, 2017
Global container shipping line Maersk and China-based e-commerce services provider Alibaba have partnered up on an endeavor which will enable ocean shippers to book space on Maersk vessels through Alibaba’s booking service, called OneTouch, according to a Reuters report.
By Jeff Berman · January 5, 2017
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 57.2 in December (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), matching November’s reading, while eclipsing the 12-month average of 55.0 and remaining at its highest level over the last 12 months, with the highest reading prior to that being October 2015’s 59.1.
By Jeff Berman · January 5, 2017
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 57.2 in December (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), matching November’s reading, while eclipsing the 12-month average of 55.0 and remaining at its highest level over the last 12 months, with the highest reading prior to that being October 2015’s 59.1.

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