Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Housing starts were up 2.6 percent in April at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 717,000 compared to March’s revised estimate. This represents a 29.9 percent year-over-year gain from April 2011. A nearly 30 percent increase. What exactly does that tell us—that a year ago at this time housing starts were still basically terrible or that things are really getting better. I suspect that it is a combination of both.
Despite ongoing uncertainty in Europe, exports are expected to remain a driving force of Germany's economic strength
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
When making a list of the several elements working against the competitive position of the Port of Oakland, we can now add one more: the San Francisco Bar Pilots
Sunday, May 13, 2012
If a proposed sports stadium plan moves beyond the “Arena Advisory Panel,” and on to a referendum, things could become much worse
Friday, May 11, 2012
Data from Cass Information Systems in conjunction with investment firm Avondale Partners mostly showed gains for both truckload and intermodal rates in April.
Posted on 05/11 at 12:16 PM
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
The USPS today released a new strategy, which it said could keep the smallest U.S. post offices open for business “while providing a framework to achieve significant cost savings” in an effort to regain financial solvency.
Posted on 05/09 at 02:51 PM
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Evergreen Group chairman Dr. Yung-Fa Chang honored in Japan with Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Now that David Brooks has stepped down as American Airlines’ cargo president, the shipping community has lost one of its staunchest advocates on Capitol Hill
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
As the logistics and supply chain community braces for disruptions caused by May Day demonstrations, it’s heartening to learn that free market forces are still running the show
Friday, April 27, 2012
Horizon Lines is, and always has been, a very staunch supporter of the Jones Act and all of its requirements
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
One event I never have to think twice about attending is the annual NASSTRAC (National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council) Logistics Conference and Expo, taking place in Orlando from next Sunday-Wednesday.
Posted on 04/25 at 01:48 PM
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
It is no surprise that when it comes to freight transportation market share, trucking leads the pack. But what can be surprising is by how much of a margin the trucking sector outpaces its freight transportation brethren. This was prominently highlighted in the 2012 edition of the American Trucking Associations “ATA American Trucking Trends,” which the ATA released this week.
Posted on 04/18 at 11:53 AM
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Mc-Kinney Moeller, the visionary leader of A.P. Moller-Maersk, passed on this week at the age of 98 leaving a proud legacy of unprecedented achievement
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
If you are a shipper hoping that diesel prices will start heading down after being above the $4 per gallon mark over the last several weeks, you may need to temper your expectations. The latest reason for this sentiment comes from the United States Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) in its recently updated Short-Term Energy Outlook.
Posted on 04/11 at 09:09 AM
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