Monday, September 24, 2012
Business conditions for shippers appear to be on the precipice of a downward slope, according to the monthly Shippers Conditions Index from freight transportation consultancy FTR Associates.
As explained in a previous Boston Consulting Group report, when the many risks and hidden costs of managing extended global supply chains are taken into account, it will be just as economical to manufacture many products in the U.S. if those goods are sold in the U.S.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Zepol Corporation, a leading trade intelligence company, reports that U.S. import shipment volume for August, measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), is down from July by 3 percent and 0.3 percent from August of 2011
Carload volume—at 291,350—was down 2.9 percent annually, and intermodal—at 251,720 trailers and containers—were up 3.9 percent.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The prospect of a strike at United States East and Gulf Coast-based ports, which was widely expected in freight transportation logistics circles in recent weeks at the end of September, is on hold—for now, at least.
Posted on 09/20 at 01:25 PM
The most important labor contract talks in freight transportation begin September 27 in Washington when UPS and the Teamsters union begin negotiations on a new contract.
Posted on 09/20 at 11:32 AM
Resolving legislative issues geared towards making the USPS more profitable and sustainable are front and center for the organization’s future, said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.
Posted on 09/20 at 10:36 AM
NS said it expects earnings to be in the $1.18-$1.25 range per diluted share.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A new white paper from global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) explains how an increase in U.S. exports is driving the need for more U.S.-based strategic inland ports.