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For the commercial transportation business, moving things from point A to point B is job one. This coverage explores all of those movements at a global level and focuses on everything from global trade, ocean shipping, and port activity to intermodal business, rail operations and the greater supply chain.
 

Business, Logistics

Intermodal Volume Gains Accelerate in April after 8.4% Growth Over 2009 in 1st Quarter

Intermodal volume in the first four months of 2010 is surging ahead of 2009 levels, powered by a sharp rise in domestic container shipments and renewed growth in international freight, a trade group said.

May 24, 2010

Infographic: Ryder’s Foundation for a Successful Freight Brokerage

Globally, supply chains are facing unprecedented levels of disruption. As a result, shippers and carriers are challenged more than ever to keep goods moving while remaining profitable. While most brokerages point to technology as the key to achieving success, today’s setbacks have proven that technology alone isn’t enough.

Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Calderon Hopeful for Settlement of U.S.-Mexico Border Dispute

Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderon, said last week that the United States and his nation would solve the countries’ ongoing trade dispute caused by the closure of the southern border to longhaul truck traffic.

May 24, 2010
Business, Logistics

AutoInfo’s Earnings Improve

Third-party logistics provider AutoInfo said its first-quarter earnings rose to $425,000, or 1 cent a share, from $219,000, or 1 cent, last year.

May 21, 2010
Business, Logistics

Ceva Logistics Reports Higher Earnings

Third-party logistics provider Ceva Logistics reported an increase in first-quarter revenue compared with the same time in 2009.

May 21, 2010
Business, Logistics

Intermodal Traffic Rises for Week

Intermodal rail traffic continued to rise last week to its highest level since fall 2008, the Association of American Railroads said.

May 21, 2010
Business, Logistics

Trailer Bridge’s 1Q Loss Narrows

Trailer Bridge Inc. lost $308,000, or 3 cents a share, in the first quarter, compared with a loss of $768,000, or 6 cents, a year ago.

May 18, 2010
Business, Government, Logistics

Consumer Confidence Improves in May

U.S. consumer confidence grew this month, according to the latest Reuters/University of Michigan monthly consumer sentiment index released Friday.

May 14, 2010
Business, Logistics

Intermodal Volume Grows in First Quarter

Intermodal traffic volume gained 8.4% in the fourth quarter, an improvement over the fourth quarter’s decline of 6.4%, the Intermodal Association of North America said.

May 14, 2010
Business, Logistics

Intermodal Traffic Increases for Week

Intermodal rail traffic continued its upward trend last week, rising 14% from the same week last year, the Association of American Railroads said.

May 13, 2010
Business, Logistics

US 1 Turns First-Quarter Profit

Logistics firm US 1 Industries Monday reported a first-quarter profit of $100,000, compared with a $1 million loss a year ago.

May 10, 2010