Economy

By Patrick Burnson · November 5, 2018
Recent strength in employment and income, solid gains in household net worth, and elevated consumer sentiment have generated considerable momentum just as tariffs on some $200 billion of imports from China have gone into effect.
By Jeff Berman · November 2, 2018
The PMI fell 2.1% to 57.7, showing growth for the 26th consecutive month and the overall economy now having grown for 114 consecutive months.
By MMH Staff · October 29, 2018
A focus on product design, recovery processes, renewable and recycled materials to drive innovations that enhance performance and efficiency.
By MMH Staff · October 19, 2018
Global sales value up 21% year over year. United States robot installations increased to 33,192 units in 2017, 6% more than in 2016.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 16, 2018
The good economic times may not last forever.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 15, 2018
The good economic times may not last forever
By Jeff Berman · September 17, 2018
August shipments were down 1.4% compared to July and up 1.4% annually. All months in 2018 have seen growth, with the exception of a 0.2% decline in March. Through August, shipments are up 5.2% year-to-date.
By MMH Staff · August 22, 2018
Orders of unit handling equipment up 159.7% since May.
By Jeff Berman · July 31, 2018
Things remain on solid footing in the freight transportation and logistics market and likely will for the foreseeable future.
By Jeff Berman · July 16, 2018
With global shippers looking to get in front of the beginning phase of recently implemented tariffs, United States-bound waterborne shipments saw gains in June.
By Jeff Berman · July 16, 2018
Given the strong economic outlook at the moment, it stands to reason that there have been various subsequent takeaways. One key one was highlighted in a report recently issued by commercial real estate firm CBRE, whose main thesis was that for the year ending March 31, global prime logistics rents saw gains, due, in large part, to the improving global economy, as well as increased demand for goods bought both at physical store locations and online.
By MMH Staff · June 27, 2018
Secretary of Commerce cites flexible international sales model and record of exports to more than 25 countries.
By MMH Staff · June 26, 2018
Tariff frictions with trading partners in North America, the EU and China remain a wild card.
By MMH Staff · June 12, 2018
In the debate around automation, two forces work in an employee’s favor: technology is evolving quickly but doesn't pose an immediate threat, and e-commerce growth requires more workers within distribution centers.
By Darren Prokop · June 6, 2018
Done right, economies of scale can lower a carrier’s average costs and the freight rates charged to their customers. Getting it right is a balance.

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