Monday, July 08, 2013
Weekly carload volume—at 281,367—was up 1 percent annually, and intermodal—at 249,673 trailers and containers—was down 1.5 percent.
Posted on 07/08 at 10:03 AM
New Department of Transportation Secretary will need to hit the ground running in order to best address the myriad tasks at hand in his new gig.
Posted on 07/08 at 09:16 AM
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Despite rates having fallen by 41% since New Year, carriers are poised to increase capacity from Asia to East Coast South America by more than 20% - seemingly a recipe for continued rate declines.
Two new and innovative services for U.S. pharma shippers using both air- and ocean-cargo modes were unveiled this week.
Supply chains start when someone, somewhere reaches for their wallet. Increasingly, this will happen outside the U.S. in “mega cities,” observes Alan Amling, UPS global director contract logistics marketing
Non-manufacturing activity took a dip in June but remained in growth territory, according to the June edition of the Institute of Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business.
Posted on 07/03 at 11:59 AM
While an economic recovery may not truly be in full gear, the transportation sector—to a degree—at least showed some promising signs, according to the June edition of the Cass Freight Index Report.
Ninety-two percent of employers who intend to hire in 2013 will hire full-time help.
Posted on 07/03 at 09:18 AM
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Ocean cargo carriers comprising the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) have announced a guideline peak season surcharge (PSS) of $400 per 40-foot container from Asia to all U.S. destinations, effective August 1.
While the deadline for railroads to install Positive Train Control (PTC) technology is December 2015, the top executive of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) told a Senate Commerce Committee panel last week that target may be somewhat overly ambitious.