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By Patrick Burnson · September 22, 2016
Rumors that A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S would split its operations into divisions concentrated on transportation and energy were realized last evening.
By Jeff Berman · September 22, 2016
The letter explained that with U.S. businesses relying on supply chain predictability during the busiest time of year, Hanjin’s bankruptcy filing has caused widespread disruption in freight shipments worldwide.
By LM Staff · September 21, 2016
August shipments were down 0.4 percent compared to July at 1.115 and off 1.1 percent annually for its 18th straight annual decline.
By Jeff Berman · September 21, 2016
Quarterly revenue at $14.7 billion was up 16.3 percent, operating income at $1.26 billion was up 9.5 percent at $1.26 billion, and net income at $715 million was up 3.2 percent. Earnings per share were up 16.6 percent at $2.90, topping Wall Street expectations of $2.78.
By Jeff Berman · September 21, 2016
With macroeconomic indicators as mixed as they have been in several quarters, data issued this week by the American Trucking Associations pointed to truck tonnage volumes pointing up in August.
By MMH Staff · September 20, 2016
Drive and gear manufacturer to welcome scholarship recipients for facility tour and luncheon.
By Jeff Berman · September 20, 2016
August volumes at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and Port of Long Beach (POLB) were mixed according to data recently issued by the ports.
By Jeff Berman · September 20, 2016
Perhaps the most significant change announced by FedEx is that fuel surcharges for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground will be adjusted on a weekly basis instead of the current process in which adjustments are made on a monthly basis with a two-month lag between U.S. government published fuel indexes and the fuel surcharges.
By Jeff Berman · September 20, 2016
Given the sluggish volume declines on United States rail carloads in 2016, it is fair to say that weekly volume readings continue to remain on a downward trajectory, depending on type of carload commodity to be sure.
By Jeff Berman · September 20, 2016
Following a strong growth month for United States-bound waterborne shipments in July, August picked up where July left off and then some, according to recent data issued by Panjiva.
By LM Staff · September 20, 2016
Falling 1 cent to $2.389 per gallon, this follows declines of 0.8 cents and 0.2 cents, respectively, over the previous two weeks.
By Jeff Berman · September 19, 2016
Following a strong growth month for United States-bound waterborne shipments in July, August picked up where July left off and then some, according to recent data issued by Panjiva.
By Jeff Berman · September 19, 2016
FTR Senior Partner Noel Perry noted at his firm’s transportation conference in Indianapolis last week that average recovery growth for GDP continues to decline, from 7 percent in 1950 to 1 percent in 2016, which means that there will not be much help coming from economic growth over the next 2-3 years, with a best case scenario being 2-3 percent growth during that span.
By Jeff Berman · September 16, 2016
Despite decent job growth, U.S. economy needs to overcome still high inventory levels and sluggish GDP.
By Jeff Berman · September 16, 2016
Representing North Haven, Connecticut-based warehouse workers for freight transportation and logistics services provider XPO Logistics, Teamsters Local 443 said yesterday it filed for Teamsters representation. This follows similar action from earlier in the week, when Illinois-based XPO Freight (the former Con-way Freight LTL group) also filed similar action, according to a Teamsters statement.

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