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By MMH Staff · August 10, 2017
Expansion enables two-day shipping of MaxLite products nationwide.
By Jeff Berman · August 9, 2017
UPS this week introduced a new online offering-set to debut on August 14 in the United States and August 28 in 43 other countries-that enables e-commerce merchants to customize return shipments according to their policy.
By Jeff Berman · August 8, 2017
Recent research from industrial real estate firm JLL, entitled “Docked and Loaded: Five Trends turning the tide of the North American shipping industry,” takes a close look at various factors impacting the ocean shipping sector.
By LM Staff · August 8, 2017
With a 5-cent increase, the average price per gallon is now at $2.581 and is up 26.5 cents compared to the same week last year.
By Jeff Berman · August 8, 2017
Taking steps to help shippers keep up with changes in their businesses, Oracle said today it has rolled out expansions it its Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud offering, which is part of Oracle Cloud Applications Release 13.
By Jeff Berman · August 7, 2017
A push to reauthorize The Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) for the first time in 11 years is underway in the form of legislation recently introduced by U.S. Representative Martha McSally (R-AZ).
By Jeff Berman · August 7, 2017
With a focus on providing customers and shippers in more than 200 markets and 150 currencies the ability to leverage a secure, digital platform to conduct and perform B2B (business-to-business) transactions protected by licensed escrow, UPS Capital, a financial services subsidiary of UPS, announced a new offering today through a collaboration with cross-border payments company Payoneer.
By Patrick Burnson · August 4, 2017
In marked contrast to most of the players in today’s ocean cargo marketplace, Oakland-based Matson, Inc., a leading U.S.-flagged transpacific carrier, recently reported strong bi-annual earnings.
By Jeff Berman · August 4, 2017
Like its biggest competitor, UPS, did in June, FedEx yesterday rolled out a peak, or holiday season, surcharge. FedEx said that it will not apply residential Holiday Season surcharges, save for packages that need additional handling, are oversized, or unauthorized.
By Jeff Berman · August 4, 2017
Earlier this week, two supply chain and logistics technology providers–FourKites, a provider of real-time tracking and visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital platforms, and 3GTMS, a provider of Tier 1 transportation management software, said they are collaborating “to enhance processes” for 3PLs and shippers.
By LM Staff · August 4, 2017
Carloads dipped 0.6%, or 6,079 carloads, annually to 1,019,239, and intermodal containers and trailers rose 5.6%, or 55,997 units, to 1,058,354.
By Josh Bond · August 3, 2017
Small manufacturer decreases reliance on suppliers by using affordable automation to bring parts production in-house.
By Jeff Berman · August 3, 2017
The PMI index declined 3.5% to 53.9 in July, coming off June’s 57.4, which is its highest level since February 2015.
By Jeff Berman · August 3, 2017
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—declined 3.5% to 53.9 (a reading above 50 indicates growth) in July, coming off June’s 57.4, which is its highest level since February 2015. The NMI grew for the 91st consecutive month, and the June NMI is 2% below the 12-month average of 55.9.
By Jeff Berman · August 3, 2017
Quarterly revenue was up 2.2% to $3.76 billion and was a record high for the company, as was net income at $47.6 million and earnings per share at $0.38, which were up annually compared to $42.6 million and $0.35 a year ago.

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