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Panjiva points to improved trade numbers with caution

Following a 3 percent gain in the number of global manufacturers shipping to the United States from February to March, there was another 3 percent gain from March to April, according to data from Panjiva, an online search engine with … Continue reading

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April retail sales continue upward trend

Keeping in line with retail sales growth from February to March, the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation recently reported retail sales were up again from March to April. March retail sales, which include non-general merchandise … Continue reading

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Railroad shipping: AAR reports steady carload increases during the week ending May 8

Carload freight volumes continued to show steady increases for the week ending May 8, with volumes up for the 11th consecutive week, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads. Weekly carload volumes-at 288,905-were up 14.7 percent year-over-year … Continue reading

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IANA reports solid intermodal growth for Q1

Spurred by increased consumer demand and inventory replenishment, intermodal volume for the first quarter trended positive due in large part to growth on the domestic side, according to the most recent Market Trends report from the Intermodal Association of North … Continue reading

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Trucking largely exempt from NMB ruling on union organizing

By John D. Schulz, Contributing Editor WASHINGTON—After decades of playing defense, Big Labor is going on offense following a recent ruling by the National Mediation Board might make it easier to organize workers in the airline and railroad industries. By … Continue reading

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Trucking: Caution-Sleep apnea may cause restless nights for shippers

By John D. Schulz, Contributing Editor BALTIMORE—Shippers, logisticians and their motor carrier partners, who often worry about various problems that can occur at any time for shipments in their supply chains, now have another worry that could keep them awake … Continue reading

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MHIA says industry returns to growth

By Bob Trebilcock, Executive Editor They say that flat is the new up for business. Based on that measure, better times are ahead for materials handling and automation as the industry returns to growth. The Material Handling Industry of America … Continue reading

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