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Manufacturing slows in Asia as Chinese New Year begins Friday
Logistics operations build up extra inventory as calendar flips to Year of the Rat, Dachser says.
GlobalTranz acquires Cerasis in merger of 3PLs
Firm's 11th acquisition since 2017 intended to fuel GlobalTranz' hot growth in managed transportation sector, firm says.
Report: Manufacturing execs say global recession is likely in 2020
Trade restrictions, geopolitical instability remain top issues in the new year, but longer term outlook calls for trade improvements, tech firm survey shows.
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"Calmer waters" in trade wars could boost economy in 2020, Paul Ryan says
But long-range challenges include massive technology investments by China, former U.S. House speaker says in NRF keynote.
Container volumes expected to return to seasonal patterns in 2020 after tariff surges
Facing trade war uncertainty in 2019, traders had rushed imports and exports in recent months, NRF and Hackett report finds.
German logistics firm Korber gains foothold in Brazil
Acquisition of consulting firm Otimis meets demand for global supply chain service providers, firm says.
Industry growth slows in December
Growth in the logistics sector continued its slowing trend last month, as the Logistics Manager's Index hit an all-time low of 54.

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