Tuesday, November 17, 2015
With a 2 cent decrease, the current average price per gallon now stands at $2.482, following last week’s 1.7 cent increase to $2.502.
Posted on 11/17 at 09:46 AM
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the improvements in safety that have resulted from strong partnerships among aviation stakeholders in Latin America and the Caribbean, and urged governments in the region to use this as a template for working together in other areas.
Posted on 11/17 at 09:03 AM
Air Cargo •
Latin America •
Monday, November 16, 2015
For the month of September, the TCI fell to 8.46, which was down from August’s 9.53 and ahead of July’s 8.07. The TCI reflects tightening conditions for hauling capacity and is comprised of various metrics, including capacity, fuel, bankruptcies, cost of capital, and freight. According to FTR, a TCI reading above zero represents an adequate trucking environment, with readings above ten indicating that volumes, prices, and margin are in a good range for carriers.
Posted on 11/16 at 01:52 PM
Friday, November 13, 2015
Commerce reported that October retail sales at $447.3 billion were up 0.1 percent compared to October and up 1.7 percent annually, and NRF reported that October retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 3.1 percent annually and up 0.3 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis compared to September.
Logistics leadership at the Port of Oakland continues to keep up a torrid pace to position the gateway as a cargo distribution hub.
Posted on 11/13 at 11:50 AM
Total POLA October volumes were down 1.5 percent at 704,588 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) compared to October 2014, and October POLB volume saw a 6.3 percent annual increase to 619,983 TEU en route to its best October performance in eight years and coming off of a strong third quarter, which port officials said stands as the best quarter in the port’s history.
Posted on 11/13 at 10:28 AM
Carloads were down 8.7 percent annually at 272,063, and intermodal containers and trailers were down 1.5 percent annually at 267,102.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
The Port of New Orleans surpassed the half-million mark for twenty-foot- equivalent units (TEUs) handled in a 12-month period for the first time.
Posted on 11/12 at 01:24 PM
In recently issued CSA research, entitled “Assessing the Impact of Non-Preventable Crashes on CSA Scores the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) took a deep dive into the impact that non-preventable crashes would have on motor carrier CSA Crash Indicator BASIC measures.
Posted on 11/12 at 10:01 AM
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Continuing a pattern of stops and starts in the freight transportation market, October marked the third straight month of both annual and sequential declines for shipments and expenditures, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems.