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Ports report mixed results for 2019
Container volume dips in L.A., Oakland; Port NOLA posts record year.
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.
NRF: 2019 Holiday retail sales up 4%
2019 holiday season surpass 2018 levels to hit $730.2 billion; online and other non-store sales were up nearly 15%.
NRF: 2019 Holiday retail sales up 4%
2019 holiday season surpass 2018 levels to hit $730.2 billion; online and other non-store sales were up nearly 15%.
What does 2020 hold for logistics leaders?
Going into the new year, the logistics sector faces fierce headwinds that include an ongoing labor shortage, freight-rate volatility, and economic uncertainty. New technologies and strategies may be key to weathering the storm.
"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.
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.
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.
Report: Spending on robotics systems, drones to rise 17% this year
Forecast calls for double-digit spending increases in both categories through 2023, with robotics systems dominating the outlook, IDC research says.
Businesses wary of Amazon expansion, tight labor market in 2020
Shippers could see rising costs from parcel carriers, human resources investments, experts say.

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