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Current Logictics News

  • Port of Los Angeles faces more opposition on drayage issue

    Posted: 2011-01-07T09:54:31+00:00
    Four organizations have individually filed amicus briefs in support of American Trucking Association in its challenge to the Port of Los Angeles Concession Agreement regulations
  • Merchant seafarers deserve our protection

    Posted: 2011-01-07T09:49:36+00:00
    We have crossed the threshold of a new year, but one issue may continue to haunt shippers in 2011: the scourge of global piracy.
  • 2011 Logistics Rate Outlook - Going Up!

    Posted: 2011-01-06T22:35:11+00:00
    Join Group Editorial Director Michael Levans, Executive Editor Patrick Burnson, and a panel of leading energy and transportation analysts as they give shippers an updated look at the key drivers behind the increasing transportation rates U.S. logistics professionals will face over the course of 2011.
  • Encouraging but cautious signs with December retail numbers

    Posted: 2011-01-06T20:12:31+00:00
    While I endeavor to be an optimist when it comes to the economy, it is hard for me not to scratch my head when looking at reports about what is actually happening. This line of thinking stems from perusing some items on December retail sales. When looking at these items, I needed to remind myself that the numbers for same store sales for December were all very consistent, regardless of the source.
  • Jacobson sets up shop in Hong Kong

    Posted: 2011-01-06T19:10:17+00:00
    Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Jacobson Companies said this week it is expanding into Hong Kong with the launch of Jacobson Global Logistics Ltd. (JGL). Jacobson officials said this will serve as the base for which it will expand its Asia-based logistics services. JGL will provide shippers with myriad international logistics services to and from the U.S. and within Asia
  • Ryder finalizes acquisition of Total Logistic Control

    Posted: 2011-01-06T17:12:47+00:00
    Following December's announcement that it planned to acquire Total Logistic Control, a subsidiary of SUPERVALU and a provider of supply chain services for shippers in the food, beverage, and consumer packaged goods sectors, freight transportation and logistics services provider Ryder System said today the deal is now official.
  • Class 8 truck orders show continued strength

    Posted: 2011-01-06T16:20:52+00:00
    As has been the case in recent months demand for Class 8 trucks continues to surge. This was reflected in data released this week by ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, and freight transportation consulting firm FTR Associates.
  • House Republicans vote may impact federal transit funding process

    Posted: 2011-01-06T15:33:32+00:00
    A vote by House Republicans yesterday has the potential to significantly change how funding for federal highway and transit programs is distributed and allocated.
  • TMS Business Intelligence: More than reporting. Smarter Decision Making

    Posted: 2011-01-05T23:29:05+00:00
    Join Adrian Gonzalez of ARC Advisory Group/Director Logistics Viewpoints and Supply Chain Group Editorial Director Michael Levans, as they discuss the Transportation Index - the moving aggregate average of anonymous transactions that can be captured within today's leading TMS solutions driving better decisions and providing a competitive edge.
  • BTS says surface trade with NAFTA partners up 14.9 percent annually in October 2010

    Posted: 2011-01-05T19:39:56+00:00
    Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 14.9 percent in October 2010 compared to October 2009, increasing to $70.6 billion, according to data released by the United States Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).