Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


Management Update: No more boxes.

By Staff
April 01, 2010

U.S. exporters of agricultural goods meeting in San Francisco last month said they were facing a dire shortage of ocean cargo capacity this season. LM was told in a memo that carriers' increasing use of slow steaming was also a concern, as it causes severe disruptions in the supply chain. According to sources, prominent West Coast shippers met with carrier representatives of the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement to discuss ways to expedite movement in the U.S.-Asia trade lane. Sources said that part of the problem is that carriers are not using the proper forecasting tools to anticipate growth. Shippers comprising the Agriculture Transportation Coalition insist that demand is ramping way up and that vessel operators are slow to recognize the need for better deployment and more reliable service.

Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

When railroads are doing business with a larger than large customer like UPS, it stands to reason, it can often be the best, and worst, of both worlds, depending on how things are going. That was one of the main takeaways from a presentation by UPS Vice President of Corporate Transportation Services Ken Buenker at this year’s RailTrends conference in New York.

While many market conditions are working against shippers, the most recent edition of the Shippers Condition Index (SCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR shows that things may be improving, albeit slowly.

Newsroom Notes takes a look at some of the biggest stories and themes in logistics for 2014.

Even though China’s costs have risen and the U.S. has now surpassed Mexico as the preferred locale for relocating offshored manufacturing, advantages can be fleeting and the challenges great

Memphis-based FedEx reported solid fiscal second quarter earnings results today. Quarterly net income of $616 million was up 23 percent annually, and revenue, at $11.9 billion, was up 5 percent. Operating income at $1.01 billion was up 22 percent.

Article Topics

Management Update · All topics

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2013 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA