Friday, November 13, 2015
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.
While a focus on 100 percent container scanning has faded into the background to a degree in recent years, that by no means suggests it is gone and forgotten either. That was made clear by U.S. Representative Janice Hahn (D-CA) at a late October House hearing on the prevention and response to a dirty bomb attack at a U.S. port in which she called for 100 percent scanning of cargo at U.S. ports.
Posted on 11/11 at 11:21 AM
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Last week, we launched our first supply chain summit in Chicago. Attendees had a chance to hear ten presenters discuss what to expect next year and in the years to come for our industry.
Annual growth for import cargo volume at United States-based retail container ports appears to be in the cards with holiday shopping season underway, according to the Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
For the third straight year, Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) convened its Annual 3PL Value Creation Summit in Chicago recently to identify key global industry trends. Investment specialists were also part of the blend, and contributed insights on how merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is reshaping the marketplace.
Posted on 11/10 at 10:14 AM