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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.

Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Rises 4¢ to $2.889; Gas Jumps 6.8¢ to $3.049

Diesel fuel’s national average price jumped 4 cents in the past week to $2.889 a gallon, the highest price since September, the Department of Energy said Monday.

July 17, 2007

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, Logistics

KAG Joins Alliance to Streamline Ethanol Market

KAG Ethanol Logistics said it has joined LB Transport and Iowa Northern Railway Co. in an investment alliance with Manly Terminal to streamline the U.S. ethanol marketing and distribution process.

July 16, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Diesel Rises 2¢ to $2.849

The national average price of retail diesel and gasoline both increased last week, the Department of Energy reported, at the same time it was projecting the fuels will continue to climb for the remainder of the summer.

July 16, 2007
Government, Business, Logistics

BAX Sets U.S.-Canada Service

Airfreight company BAX Global and sister company Schenker, a logistics firm, said they are offering a new overnight ground service between the United States and Canada.

July 13, 2007
Business, Logistics

General Freight Launches International Division

Third-party logistics firm General Freight Services said Friday it has launched an international Logistics Division, which will be headed by David Higgs.

July 13, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Standards Group Fails to Pass ‘Hot Fuel’ Reform

A measure that would have set standards for “hot fuel” fell just short of passage at a meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures, the Kansas City Star reported.

July 12, 2007
Business, Logistics, Government

New Freight Rail Line to Serve Michigan, Indiana

A new freight rail line, Michigan Central Railway, will start freight rail service in Michigan and Indiana next year, the company said Thursday.

July 12, 2007
Business, Logistics, Fuel, Government

Diesel Price to Rise, DOE Says

National average diesel prices are expected to climb for the next three months before receding slightly toward the end of the year, according to projections by the Department of Energy.

July 11, 2007
Business, Government, Logistics

Shell to Build New Lubricants Plant in China

Shell Limited, part of Shell Oil Co., broke ground late last month on a lubricants blending plant in southern China.

July 9, 2007
Business, Logistics, Government

Chicago Manufacturing Index Dips in June

Manufacturing activity in the Chicago declined but held near a two-year high this month, the National Association of Purchasing Management said Friday.

June 29, 2007