Trump’s plan for Mexico tariffs does not sit well with U.S. business concerns

The topic of tariffs and the ongoing trade war has primarily involved the United States and China. But Mexico is now in the mix, too, albeit not formally yet, based on Tweets and a statement issued by President Trump yesterday. In short, Trump said that, effective June 10, the U.S. will impose a 5% tariff on all goods imported from Mexico. And he explained that this effort stems from the “ongoing illegal immigration crisis” at the Southern border. Source: logistics...

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Zipline Logistics’ report highlights logistics importance of logistics for CPG shippers

A recent report issued by Zipline Logistics, a Columbus, Ohio-based 3PL focusing on retail and consumer products, continues to drive home the importance of logistics for consumer packaged goods (CPG) shippers. Data for Zipline’s report, entitled “Retail Buyers Spotlight Practical Ways Brands Can Stand Out,” was based on a survey of CPG shippers conducted by Zipline. Source: logistics Mgmt

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Zipline Logistics’ report highlights importance of logistics for CPG shippers

A recent report issued by Zipline Logistics, a Columbus, Ohio-based 3PL focusing on retail and consumer products, continues to drive home the importance of logistics for consumer packaged goods (CPG) shippers. Data for Zipline’s report, entitled “Retail Buyers Spotlight Practical Ways Brands Can Stand Out,” was based on a survey of CPG shippers conducted by Zipline. Source: logistics Mgmt

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ISM reports strong non-manufacturing growth in January

The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI–rose 3.0% to 59.7 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth is occurring), following a 1.3% decline to 56.7 from December to January. This reading represents the 109th consecutive month of NMI growth, with February’s NMI up 1.0% compared to the 12-month average of 58.7. Source: logistics Mgmt

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Potential DSV acquisition of Panalpina takes a turn with Agility now in the mix

More than a few moving parts remain intact, when it comes to the interaction between Basel, Switzerland-based global 3PL and airfreight forwarder Panalpina by Hedehusene, Denmark-based global 3PL DSV, in regards to the latter’s pursuit of the former as an acquisition target, now the DSV has upped its offer for Panalpina and a separate party, Agility, is in talks with Panalpina about "partnership opportunities." Source: logistics Mgmt

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U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index points to Q4 shipment and spend gains

Freight shipment and spending levels showed improvement from the third quarter to the fourth quarter, following a trending down from the second quarter to the third quarter, according to the most recent edition of the U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index, which was released this week by Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank. Source: logistics Mgmt

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Impact of tax reform on logistics is solid but comes with questions over long-term impact

A recent Logistics Management reader survey of more than 120 logistics and supply chain professionals had somewhat of a measured view of the impacts of tax reform, to date. Nearly 16% viewed it as positive, which, on the surface, appears low, but only 6.6% viewed it as negative. It was the more ambivalent respondents that comprised the bulk of the survey’s respondents, with 35.2% saying it has had no impact, and 42.6% saying they are unsure. Source: logistics Mgmt

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