Friday, June 08, 2012
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that carload and intermodal volumes were mixed in May, continuing an uneven trend of growth on the tracks.
The time for less-than-truckload rate increases is here again, with FedEx Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of FedEx, announcing a 6.9 percent general rate increase (GRI), effective July 9.
Posted on 06/08 at 10:40 AM
INTTRA, a portal-based ocean cargo technology provider, will be working with shipping analyst SeaIntel to produce a monthly report on key ocean carrier reliability measures
Posted on 06/08 at 08:08 AM
Thursday, June 07, 2012
The Teamsters said these contracts represent roughly 250,000 union members throughout the United States.
Posted on 06/07 at 11:25 AM
Prior to May’s increase, April was up 0.1 percent and March and February were up 0.3 percent and 0.7 percent, respectively.
Freight transportation forecasting firm FTR Associates reported this week that its preliminary data for May Class 8 truck net orders came in at 17,650 units.
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
As the International Air Cargo Association readies itself for the Annual General Meeting in Beijing next week, analysts will be able to examine one of the few bright spots in global aviation.
The National Retail Federation (NRF) yesterday threw its support behind a piece of supply chain security legislation focusing on ports.
The tenuous economic situation in Europe is having a more significant impact than previous estimates suggested, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
Echo Global Logistics, a non-asset based freight brokerage company and a provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, said it has acquired Purple Plum Logistics LLC, a Wakefield, Mass.-based truckload transportation brokerage.