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By Bob Trebilcock · October 16, 2015
At its annual conference, APICS announced that the merger with AST&L is complete and a new certification is on the way.
By LM Staff · October 16, 2015
At 123.5, the Freight TSI reached an all-time high, according to BTS, outpacing the November 2014 previous high of 123.4
By LM Staff · October 16, 2015
Carloads were down 5.8 percent annually to 281,073, and intermodal containers and trailers were up 0.5 percent annually to 275,160.
By Jeff Berman · October 15, 2015
Total POLA September volumes were down 5.8 percent at 730,306 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) compared to September 2014, which was one of the strongest months in the port’s history, and POLB September volume was up 4.1 percent annually at 655,624 TEU.
By Supply Chain Summit 2015 · October 15, 2015
Supply Chain Management Review announces program sessions for the Supply Chain Outlook Summit being held on November 2-3 at the Rosemont Hilton, in Chicago, Illinois.
By Jeff Berman · October 15, 2015
Less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) and third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Mallory Alexander International Logistics LLC recently announced they have joined hands in a strategic alliance, which is geared to augment ODFL’s ocean forwarding offering.
By Jeff Berman · October 15, 2015
The company said the new office building will be 207,000 square-feet build-to-suit location at 1511 Webster Park in the Lincoln Park section of Chicago.
By Jeff Berman · October 14, 2015
Commerce reported that September retail sales at $447.7 billion were up 0.1 percent compared to August, following a 0.2 percent July to August increase, and were up 2.4 percent compared to September 2014. And the NRF reported that September retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 3.3 percent annually and down 0.1 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis compared to August.
By Jeff Berman · October 14, 2015
Commerce reported that September retail sales at $447.7 billion were up 0.1 percent compared to August, following a 0.2 percent July to August increase, and were up 2.4 percent compared to September 2014. And the NRF reported that September retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 3.3 percent annually and down 0.1 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis compared to August.
By Jeff Berman · October 14, 2015
September freight shipments—at 1.146—were up 1.7 percent compared to August, following a 1.2 percent July decline, and are down 1.5 percent compared to September 2014, and expenditures—at 2.49—were up 2.4 percent compared to August and down 6.6 percent annually.
By LM Staff · October 14, 2015
With a 6.4 cent increase to $2.492 per gallon, this marks the single highest weekly increase for the average price per gallon of diesel since the week of September 2, 2013, when it rose 6.8 cents from $3.913 to $3.981.
By Patrick Burnson · October 13, 2015
Logistics managers have always been under pressure to strike the right distance between specialized intermediaries and the markets they want to serve. That challenge is becoming increasingly complex, however, as mega-brokerage enterprises capture more share.
By MMH Staff · October 13, 2015
Company joins select group of integrators that will help integrate the robot into small parts assembly applications.
By MMH Staff · October 13, 2015
Honeywell survey illustrates U.S. and European DCs working to support omni-channel distribution.
By John D. Schulz · October 13, 2015
If you want to meet some of the most ticked-off people on the planet, talk to any trucking industry retiree who received that letter from the Teamsters’ Central States pension plan notifying them of their potential financial haircut coming in retirement.

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