Friday, November 21, 2014
Three weeks after initiating a coordinated series of slowdowns that have mired the major West Coast ports of Tacoma, Seattle, Oakland, Los Angeles and Long Beach, the ILWU has pushed away from the bargaining table.
Posted on 11/21 at 09:52 AM
Thursday, November 20, 2014
DHL has released the third edition of its Global Connectedness Index (GCI), a detailed analysis of the state of globalization around the world.
The truck driver shortage is worsening, threatening the trucking industry’s ability to serve the nation’s supply chains. The shortage will almost certainly cause fleets’ costs to increase and shippers’ rate to continue to rise.
Posted on 11/20 at 07:41 AM
Driver Shortage •
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
While U.S. manufacturers and retailers have been bemoaning the ongoing labor/management crisis at West Coast ports, the situation is becoming increasingly dire for U.S. agriculture and forest products exporters.
Express delivery and logistics services provider DHL recently announced it has rebranded the name of its DHL Global Mail group to DHL eCommerce as part of a move geared towards providing customers with new services and solutions for new markets as e-commerce continues its rapid expansion within supply chain and logistics.
Posted on 11/19 at 03:07 AM
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
October truck tonnage showed strong momentum in advance of the holiday season, according to data issued by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) this week.
Posted on 11/18 at 02:17 PM
Truck Tonnage •
Total October POLB volumes were up 1.1 percent year-over-year at 583,009 TEU, and POLA volumes in October were up 4.6 percent compared to October 2013 at 715,682 TEU.
Posted on 11/18 at 11:32 AM
Following a one-week respite in which the average price per gallon of diesel gasoline saw a weekly gain for the first time in 19 weeks, diesel prices resumed their downward slide this week, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 11/18 at 10:37 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, November 17, 2014
Supply chain and logistics software and technology provider JDA Software Group Inc. and technology bellwether IBM announced last week they are collaborating to provide shippers with an integrated omni-channel supply chain that will enable shippers to make smart real time sourcing decisions and provide customers with the best buying experience possible.
Posted on 11/17 at 04:02 PM
JDA Software •
FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight, two of the largest non-union LTL carriers in the nation, are battling organizing efforts by the Teamsters union in a closely watched unionization effort.
Posted on 11/17 at 08:32 AM
FedEx Freight •