Logistics Industry Update: June 2014 in Review

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="293"]Long Beach container port. Original descriptio... Long Beach container port.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] We like to keep you up to date with what's going on in and around the world of supply chain logistics. As facts and figures start to flow in at the start of the month, we'll be reporting what we see to keep you up to speed with our rapidly-moving industry. Here's what we have for the logistics industry in June, including reports released last month that cover wider periods and trends:
  • A CSCMP report highlights that total U.S. business logistics costs rose to $1.39 trillion in 2013, a 2.3% increase on 2012. 
  • The month ended with concerns over a trucker strike at the Port of Los Angeles / Long Beach over "unfair labor practices," but subsequent reports indicate that  the parties are closer to agreement than previously thought.
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