Monday, June 10, 2013
Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 1.1 percent in June over the same month last year, reflecting modest growth expectations as retailers head toward the back-to-school and holiday seasons, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates
Friday, June 07, 2013
Toronto-based less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and transportation services provider Vitran Corporation Inc. said this week that it has “entered into an interline agreement with a prominent West Coast carrier” to serve its customers to California, Arizona, and Nevada as well as a similar service with a second carrier to serve Colorado.
Posted on 06/07 at 10:29 AM
Vitran Corporation •
Total U.S. carloads in May—at 1,401,584—were up 0.7 percent annually, marking the first time monthly carloads have been up annually in 16 months
Thursday, June 06, 2013
The two ports have agreed to share strategies and best practices on topics ranging from port infrastructure, environmental and security challenges, and strategies to enhance trade competitiveness.
In a Webcast yesterday, USPS Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Joseph Corbett explained that the financial outlook at the USPS has “created a crisis of confidence” for the Postal Service in the eyes of the marketplace, adding that the USPS “needs to as quickly as possible resolve the issues."
Posted on 06/06 at 11:14 AM
Con-way Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of Con-way Inc., this week officially dedicated its new 65-door service center in Lumberton, N.C., which opened for business on March 31.
Posted on 06/06 at 07:59 AM
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Wednesday, June 05, 2013
The ISM’s monthly Non-Manufacturing Report on Business said that the index used by the ISM to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 53.7 in May, rising 0.6 percent from April.
May freight shipments and expenditures remain mixed, according to the May edition of the Cass Freight Index Report.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
In a move geared to modernize its aircraft fleet and improve the global network of its FedEx Express segment, global transportation and parcel bellwether FedEx announced yesterday it has permanently retired or will accelerate the retirement of 86 aircraft and 308 related engines.
Posted on 06/04 at 10:27 AM
The new services are Mexico Direct, which offers faster customs clearance for Mexico importers, and a new intermodal service. These two offerings join CEVA’s existing U.S.-Mexico services, which include air and expedited Transborder offerings, including less-than-truckload, and full truckload, according to CEVA.
Posted on 06/04 at 09:17 AM