Thursday, January 12, 2012
The U.S. economy is “superbly positioned” for a “new era of growth” as it emerges from three years of economic doldrums, but must make key decisions and investments to take advantage of the rebound, America’s top business lobbyist is predicting for 2012.
Spurred to a large degree by a decent holiday shopping season, December retail sales showed sequential and annual growth, according to data released by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
Amid concerns that over capacity will continue to haunt the container shipping industry comes news that U.S. imports have gone into a slump
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
December’s PCI was up 0.2 percent, following increases of 0.1 percent and 1.1 percent in November and October, respectively.
The National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ) announced that Daniel Griswold, a nationally recognized advocate for open trade and economic expansion, has been appointed NAFTZ President
Posted on 01/11 at 03:08 PM
Global Trade •
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 0.1 percent from October to November.
Business conditions for shippers appear to be on a fairly typical seasonal pattern, according to the most recent edition of the Shippers Condition Index (SCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR Associates.
Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider MIQ Logistics said earlier this month that it has opened a new logistics center in Tannersville, Pa.
Posted on 01/11 at 10:25 AM
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
As has been the case in recent months, truckload pricing remains solid for carriers, according to the most recent edition of The Cass Truckload Linehaul Index from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners.
Following a six-week stretch in which the price per gallon for diesel gasoline headed down, priced headed up 4.5 cents this week to $3.828 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 01/10 at 10:37 AM
Diesel Prices •