Friday, April 24, 2015
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in March was up 1.1 percent on the heels of a revised 2.8 percent (from 3.1 percent) February decline, with the SA index at 133.5 (2000=100). This is off 0.3 percent from the all-time high for the SA of 135.8 from January 2015 and is up 5 percent annually.
Posted on 04/24 at 12:11 PM
Intermodal volume was up 8.1 percent annually at 280,016 containers and trailers. This outpaced the week ending April 11 at 270,463 and the week ending April 4 at 271,127. AAR said this tally marks the second highest weekly output it has ever recorded as well as the first time container and trailer traffic was higher than carloads for a one-week period.
Posted on 04/24 at 10:12 AM
Monday, April 20, 2015
Despite great opportunity for growth, the logistics market in Latin America is lagging behind other emerging markets thanks in part to its notoriety for corruption, violence, poor infrastructure and government bureaucracy.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Both the mega-port of Los Angeles, and the Port of Oakland (California's third largest ocean cargo gateway, issued positive reports this month.
Posted on 04/17 at 01:07 PM
Ocean Cargo •
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Container lines must accelerate their internal-transformation efforts and extract more value from their alliances in order to restore profitability, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
Posted on 04/15 at 08:39 AM
A.T. Kearney released the 2015 Global Retail E-Commerce Index, a study designed to help retailers devise successful global online retail strategies and identify market investment opportunities while understanding the tradeoffs and barriers to success.
Posted on 04/15 at 08:35 AM
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
While keeping customers content is clearly responsibility number one, the objective for every business is turning a profit, and that is where myriad challenges and issues pertaining to being in the black lie. That is a major takeaway in a report entitled “The Omni-Channel Fulfillment Imperative,” which was prepared for JDA Software Group Inc. by PwC.
Posted on 04/14 at 09:02 AM
Monday, April 13, 2015
The United States' effort to remove Cuba from the list of states that sponsor terrorism is a limited but significant step likely lead to the reopening of embassies, say trade analysts.
Posted on 04/13 at 10:01 AM
In the first comprehensive scientific study on the subject involving real-world truck drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has posted details of its $4 million plan for the congressionally mandated naturalistic study of the operational, safety, health, and fatigue impacts of the hours-of-service restart provisions.
Posted on 04/13 at 01:33 AM
Sunday, April 12, 2015
March was a good month for the spot market, with spot market freight volume climbing 34 percent compared to February, according to recent data issued by Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider DAT, a subsidiary of Roper Industries, in its DAT North American Freight Index.
Posted on 04/12 at 01:46 AM
Spot Market •