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    • What blew your freight budget-the people or the process?

      t’s that time when transportation professionals begin preparing their freight budgets for the upcoming year. With all that’s occurred in 2018, I’ve had some very interesting conversations, especially with shippers. The leading candidate for my “Favorite Conversation of the Year Award” came from a loyal follower of our “Two Minute Warnings.” He asked when we would be releasing our “Crystal Ball” publication, because he has found our materials to be invaluable when creating his freight budget. He closed the conversation by (half-jokingly) saying, “Mike, next year’s budget better be a whole lot better than this year’s or else I’ll need your help in preparing my resume and providing a great reference.” keri@ehpub.com

    • NextGen Supply Chain: What’s in your cloud?

      The cloud could be the most impactful of all NextGen technologies. keri@ehpub.com

    • POLA and POLB volumes are mixed in July

      POLB reported that total monthly volume, at 688,457 (TEU) Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units, was off 4.4% annually, compared to July 2017, and POLA officials heralded the best July in the port’s history, with 833,568 TEU, which was up 4.6% annually, topping July 2017, which was the previous July high. What’s more, July 2018 marked the fourth highest-volume month in the port’s history. keri@ehpub.com

    • Port of Oakland project seen as key to future about to begin

      A freight distribution center placing high-demand logistics capability inside a global trade gateway at the Port of Oakland begins this fall. keri@ehpub.com

    • AAR reports annual carload and intermodal gains for the week ending August 11

      Carloads, at 271,718, were up 1.8% annually, and intermodal containers and trailers increased 3.8% annually to 285,169. keri@ehpub.com

    • Cass Freight Index points to strong shipments and expenditure gains in July

      Through July, the most recent month for which data is available, freight shipments and expenditures have now seen annual gains for 19 and 22 months, respectively, the report said. keri@ehpub.com

    • Cargomatic announces closing of $35 billion in Series B financing round

      Cargomatic announced yesterday it has closed a $35 billion Series B financing round. keri@ehpub.com

    • Case Study: How LightBulbs.com Doubled Shipping Throughput During Peak Season Without Adding Staff

      Paul McLellan, President of LightBulbs.com, shares how the company's logistics operations created an integrated shipping and dimensioning solution that enables the online superstore to absorb sudden, large spikes in shipping volume–without adding additional staff. keri@ehpub.com