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By Jeff Berman · October 12, 2017
A confluence of market condition factors contributed to the DAT North American Freight Index hitting record levels in September, according to DAT Solutions.
By MMH Staff · October 12, 2017
The system offers an alternative to the conventional reach stackers that usually handle ISO container storage.
By MMH Staff · October 12, 2017
Although only the first phase of the conveyor’s installation has occurred, the overall time and labor necessary to handle orders has decreased by roughly 50%.
By Jeff Berman · October 12, 2017
A 2007 lawsuit that cited Class I railroads­- Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp., CSX Corp., Norfolk Southern Corp., and Union Pacific Corp- collaborated to fix fuel surcharges was denied class certification, due to what United States District Judge Paul L. Friedman called a failure to “establish that questions of law or fact common to class members predominate over any questions affecting only individual members.”
By Jeff Berman · October 12, 2017
Freight railroad stakeholders congregated in Washington, D.C. yesterday for a public listening session at the Surface Transportation Board (STB) focusing on Class I rail carrier CSX’s service issues.
By Jeff Berman · October 11, 2017
In 2016, the global third-party logistics market reached $802 billion and is on track to exceed $1.1 trillion in 2022.
By Jeff Berman · October 11, 2017
In 2016, the global third-party logistics market reached $802 billion and is on track to exceed $1.1 trillion in 2022.
By LM Staff · October 11, 2017
This decline follows a $0.4 cent increase to $2.792 last week and a $0.03 decline from the week of September 18 to the week of September 25.
By Josh Bond · October 11, 2017
Packing and shipping—as the final step of fulfillment—are the last chance for an operation to ensure the job is well done.Warehouse Basics series
By MMH Staff · October 10, 2017
The bulk handling segment was a bright spot, with booked orders up 20.9% since July, and shipments up 14%.
By Jeff Berman · October 10, 2017
For August, the most recent month in which data is available, United States-based retail container ports covered in the report handled 1.8 million TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units). This now stands as the highest-volume import month recorded since the NRF started tracking imports in 2000 and tops the previous record set one month earlier in July of 1.78 million TEU.
By Sara Pearson Specter · October 10, 2017
3PLs tackle e-fulfillment challenges with service and market specialization as well as investments in flexible automation.
By Patrick Burnson · October 10, 2017
San Francisco-based Flexport announced late last week that it has closed a $110 million Series C funding round led by DST Global, and joined by existing investors including Founders Fund and Susa Ventures.
By Jeff Berman · October 10, 2017
UPS and the IBT are currently working on a five-year contract that is set to expire on July 31, 2018. The organizations have has contractual relationships going back to the 1930s.
By Josh Bond · October 10, 2017
New restraint design prevents the rear impact guard from becoming wedged.

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