Monday, December 03, 2012
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, was 49.5 in November, which was down 2.2 percent from October’s 51.7.
The company said rates for each service will increase by a net average of 4.9 percent and take effect on January 7, 2013.
Posted on 12/03 at 10:45 AM
Friday, November 30, 2012
While negotiating teams representing employers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach meet with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit ("OCU") today, several key terminals at both ocean cargo gateways are shut down.
Carload volume—at 252,931—was down 4.6 percent annually, and intermodal volumes—at 194,538 trailers and containers—were up 1.9 percent annually.
Posted on 11/30 at 08:58 AM
Rail Freight •
Global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. recently rolled out Navisphere, which it said is the next version of its single global technology platform.
Despite clear inefficiencies, many are reluctant to make change until the damage is done.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Earlier this week, global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider CEVA Logistics reported third quarter earnings of $1.8 billion Euro or about $2.4 billion U.S., which represented a 5.1 percent annual gain.
Posted on 11/29 at 01:44 PM
Global Logistics •
As winter approaches, the nation’s supply chain infrastructure will continue to become damaged from seasonal elements such as freezing rain, sleet and snow.
In a widely expected move, Representative Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) was named to the next Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for the 113th Congress by the House Republican Conference.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The strike staged by International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit (“OCU”) against APM Terminals at the Port of Los Angeles escalated dramatically on Wednesday, and now the Port of Long Beach is in the thick of it, too.