Monday, October 01, 2012
Following three consecutive months of slight contraction, economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Following a very strong performance from June to July, global trade activity from July to August took a step backwards, according to data released by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.
Posted on 09/28 at 07:56 AM
Global Logistics •
Carload volume—at 292,644—was down 4.1 percent, and intermodal volumes—at 250,253 trailers and containers—were up 0.7 percent.
Projections for conveyor equipment growth in the next six months are strong, and even stronger over the next 12 months.
Posted on 09/28 at 06:45 AM
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) said today that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 4.6 percent in July 2012 compared to July 2011 at $75.7 billion.
Posted on 09/27 at 10:54 AM
FedEx Freight the less-than-truckload subsidiary of transportation and logistics bellwether FedEx said this week that it has upgraded its FedEx Freight Priority services by making improvements to its transit standards.
Posted on 09/27 at 08:53 AM
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Earlier this week, the Supervisory Board of TNT Express, a Netherlands-based provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator, announced that Marie-Christine Lombard, TNT Express CEO, resigned “to pursue an external career opportunity.”
Posted on 09/26 at 10:08 AM
TNT Express •
Transpacific shippers will be facing a new wave of price hikes next year, as carriers collectively agree on a future rate structure
European recession and fiscal cliffs are keeping modest growth from being much more robust.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The push and pull nature of freight transportation volumes in today’s economy remains largely intact based on the results of today’s August trucking volumes released by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).