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Possible rate hike unites the (postal) classes

Sep 2, 2013
Class division in the United States can be stark, in one small way, tough financial times at the Postal Service are uniting the classes.
Posted In: Postal Service, shipping, post office

The global economy, as seen in a hull of a ship

Aug 29, 2013
How do the clothes you wear and products you use get from the factory to your house?
Posted In: shipping

Shipping index shows signs of growth in China

Aug 27, 2013
A key shipping index is up dramatically in the past several weeks, thanks largely to demand from China's steel industry. But analysts say it's only a small window into the industry.
Posted In: commodities, shipping

Chinese ship first to sail through Arctic on Northeastern Passage

Aug 12, 2013
Melting arctic ice has opened a new global trade route.
Posted In: shipping, Arctic, China

Drought lowers Mississippi, holding up barge traffic

Dec 28, 2012
One stretch of the river is closed during the day so Army Corps of Engineers can blast away rock just below the low water.
Posted In: Mississippi River, drought, shipping

Overnight delivery loses appeal, hurting FedEx

Dec 19, 2012
As companies and customers cut shipping costs by using slower, cheaper rail and truck, FedEx's expensive air-cargo fleet suffers.
Posted In: fedex, shipping

The math behind tracking holiday packages

Dec 17, 2012
So how do all those packages really get from point A to point B anyway?
Posted In: free shipping, shipping, UPS

Global warming good news for Russian shipping

Dec 7, 2012
Melting ice means a Russian gas company can now send tankers to Japan through the Arctic Ocean, instead of the Suez Canal.
Posted In: shipping, Arctic

California ports strike enters second week

Dec 4, 2012
The strike at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles rumbles on, bringing losses to some and opportunities to others.
Posted In: port, strike, shipping, port of Long Beach

Shippers still seeking seasonal workers

Nov 30, 2012
Online retailers and shippers say that despite high unemployment, they have unfilled temporary positions.
Posted In: fedex, UPS, shipping

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