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By John Schulz · September 6, 2016
The brief period of bargain truckload rates that shippers enjoyed earlier this year is ending as carriers have reduced capacity to adapt to the slight drop in freight demand in 2016’s first half, says Werner's top executive.
By Jeff Berman · September 2, 2016
In earlier fashion than usual, UPS yesterday rolled out United States rate changes that will go into effect in the coming weeks and months.
By Jeff Berman · September 2, 2016
With Korean ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping, the seventh largest ocean liner in the world that handles roughly 7% of U.S.-Asia cargo, filing for bankruptcy earlier this week, what happens next in regards to what happens to the cargo that was moving on Hanjin vessels at that time, as well as its subsequent short-term impact on the global supply chain remains far from clear.
By Jeff Berman · September 1, 2016
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was 49.4 in August, which was down 3.2% compared to July for its first decline going back to February’s 49.5. August’s PMI is 0.8% below the 12-month average of 50.2. And the ISM said that the over all economy expanded in July for the 87th month in a row, despite the PMI’s decline in August.
By Jeff Berman · September 1, 2016
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was 49.4 in August, which was down 3.2% compared to July for its first decline going back to February’s 49.5.
By Patrick Burnson · September 1, 2016
The bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping will have shippers scrambling for transport alternatives during Peak Season, as global seaports also struggle to find ways of mitigating the impact of this colossal event.
By Jeff Berman · September 1, 2016
Global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW) said yesterday it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire APC Logistics, a Melbourne, Australia-based independently-owned global freight forwarder and customs broker serving Australia and New Zealand.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2016
With 400 exhibitors, the show is already three times its size in 2015.
By Jeff Berman · August 31, 2016
Following the announcement of reaching a tentative agreement on a new five-year labor deal at the end of June, UPS Airlines and the Independent Pilots Association said today that the new deal is now official.
By LM Staff · August 31, 2016
EY Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) recently collaborated with the UN Global Compact on the study in an effort to better understand how companies are managing their supply chains in ways that support the objectives of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
By MMH Staff · August 30, 2016
Biannual report shows continuous growth spurred by new construction in emerging markets.
By MMH Staff · August 30, 2016
Market for automated guided vehicles expected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2016 and 2022.
By MMH Staff · August 30, 2016
As part of Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions division, Intelligrated's automated material handling solutions and software will pair with Honeywell's data capture and workflow performance technology.
By LM Staff · August 30, 2016
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) recently reported that that U.S. trade with its North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico saw a 6.4 percent annual decrease to $92.7 billion in June.

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