29th Annual Quest for Quality Awards: Ports’ top gateways for service
Due to the critical role our nation’s gateways play in the growth of global trade, the staffs of Peerless Research Group (PRG) and Logistics Management felt the need to bring the Ports category back to the Quest for Quality Awards survey after a more than 10-year hiatus.
By Michael Levans, Group Editorial Director
August 01, 2012
Due to the unique service our nation’s ports offer, we needed to create a separate set of attributes for the category with the help of port executives and shippers. From this year forward, U.S. ports will be measured based on Ease of Doing Business, Value, Ocean Carrier Network, Intermodal Network, and Equipment & Operations.
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Carload volumes were up 2.8 percent at 304,276, and intermodal volume for the week ending August 16 was up 5.4 percent at 270,316 containers and trailers.
Even though this data can be viewed as “old” in the sense that there is not a whole lot new to report about the port labor talks, it does a good job of looking into the mindset of shippers as talks continue.
Company officials said this service will be provided without any type of additional cost for customer shipments traveling from Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana, with expedited services available to customers outside of this area.
FTR says both spot rates and contract rates are heading up in a full capacity environment and with the fall shipping season rapidly approaching, it explained conditions for shippers could further deteriorate.
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