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By Jeff Berman · July 18, 2016
According to CBRE data, industrial availability fell to 8.8. percent in the first quarter, which marked a decrease of 20 basis points from the first quarter’s 9.0 for its lowest reading going back to the second quarter of 2001.
By MMH Staff · July 15, 2016
The packages featured in the showcase are winning entries from competitions all around the world. Pack Expo 2016, Packaging Exposition 2016,
By Jeff Berman · July 15, 2016
Commerce reported that June retail sales at $457.0 billion were up 0.6 percent compared to May and up 2.7 percent annually, and the NRF reported that retail sales saw a 5.1 percent annual gain in June, up from May’s 3.2 percent improvement.
By LM Staff · July 15, 2016
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 0.2 percent from April to May. This marks the second straight month of growth, following a 1.3 percent March to April increase, which represented the largest increase since March 2014.
By LM Staff · July 15, 2016
Weekly U.S. carloads dropped 16.5 percent annually at 228,615, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 17.9 percent annually to 215,498.
By MMH Staff · July 15, 2016
The award recognizes companies and organizations that have developed and implemented measurable and innovative reusable packaging solutions in a business supply chain.
By John D. Schulz · July 14, 2016
The trucking industry is fighting back against a lawsuit by owner-operators attempting to delay a mandate that would eliminate paper log books by some 3.5 million long-haul truck drivers.
By MMH Staff · July 14, 2016
Cobots designed for material handling process represent the most prevalent application of collaborative robots.
By MMH Staff · July 14, 2016
Experienced executive brings consulting and design expertise in material handling and supply chain industry.
By Patrick Burnson · July 13, 2016
Despite the huge advantages offered by the Panama Canal’s expansion, there have been growing concerns over safety issues associated with the introduction of neo-panamax vessels along the waterway.
By LM Staff · July 13, 2016
As the job changes, we asked senior level supply chain managers to tell us what’s on their minds.
By Jeff Berman · July 13, 2016
A new low, reflecting ongoing challenges in the trucking sector, was reached in the most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation consulting firm FTR.
By Jeff Berman · July 12, 2016
While school has not been out of session for all that long, it is not too early to start thinking about later this summers and early fall, when things start back up. That was the main message, especially from an import perspective, in the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · July 12, 2016
For May, the most recent month for which ICI data is available, the ICI fell 1.2 points from April to May, coming in at 3.5, marking the second straight decline following a 4.8 reading in April.
By John Schulz · July 12, 2016
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is applauding a two-year Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) pilot program that would allow carriers to have non-preventable crashes stricken from their record.

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