Tuesday, June 18, 2013
It’s the season for general rate increases in the LTL industry—those annual hikes for non-contract shipments that hardly any shipper in the nation pays.
Posted on 06/18 at 05:51 AM
Diesel prices dropped for the fourth straight week, with the average price per gallon falling $0.8 to $3.841 per gallon. This represents the lowest average price per gallon since the week of July 30, which was $3.796.
Posted on 06/18 at 04:41 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, June 17, 2013
Total volume—at 636,851 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) was down 12.9 percent annually. Imports for the month—at 326,114 TEU—decreased 12 percent, and exports—at 154,004 TEU—were down 16.3 percent. Empty containers—at 155,832 TEU—were down 11.2 percent.
Posted on 06/17 at 03:41 PM
Port of Los Angeles •
Express delivery and logistics services provider DHL recently announced it has officially inaugurated its expanded $105 million Americas hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG) Airport.
Posted on 06/17 at 10:16 AM
Air Freight •
Less-than truckload (LTL) transportation services provider Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) announced today it plans to increase is rates for non-contractual freight in the form of a 4.9 percent general rate increase, effective July 1.
Posted on 06/17 at 09:42 AM
Friday, June 14, 2013
Signs of economic growth were prevalent in global trade data issued this week by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.
Posted on 06/14 at 10:36 AM
Carload volume—at 278,249—was down 2.8 percent annually, and intermodal—at 252,641 trailers and containers—was up 2.5 percent annually.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling rejecting two more concession requirements in the Port of Los Angeles clean-trucks program was praised by the American Trucking Associations
Earlier this week, DHL Global Forwarding, a subsidiary of global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL, rolled out a new air freight product geared towards the life sciences and healthcare sectors called DHL Thermonet.
Posted on 06/13 at 11:14 AM
The Department of Commerce reported that May retail sales at $421.1 billion were up 0.6 percent over April and up 4.7 percent compared to May 2012, and the NRF said May retail sales rose 0.6 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from April and were up 4.3 percent on an unadjusted basis annually.