Thursday, February 06, 2014
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released figures showing a 1.4% expansion of global freight ton kilometers (FTKs) in 2013 when compared to 2012.
Posted on 02/06 at 10:33 AM
Air Freight •
Air Cargo •
Following a late January announcement in which it said it signed a definitive agreement to acquire the stock of Central States Trucking Company (CST) and Central States Logistics, air cargo transportation services provider Forward Air Inc, said today that the acquisition has formally closed.
Posted on 02/06 at 04:20 AM
Forward Air •
Panjiva reported that U.S.-bound waterborne shipments in December—at 1,093533—represent the highest number of December imports on record since 2007.
Posted on 02/06 at 03:52 AM
Global Trade •
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
The NMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, headed up 1.0 percent to 54.0 in January.
Posted on 02/05 at 07:19 AM
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Following a cancellation last fall due to the federal government shutdown, the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) said this week it has rescheduled its public hearing “Petition for rulemaking to adopt revised competitive switching rules to March 25-26 at its Washington, D.C. headquarters.
Posted on 02/04 at 10:45 PM
A report issued this week by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) calls for various changes to the much maligned Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program.
Posted on 02/04 at 05:11 AM
Diesel prices were up significantly this week, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 02/04 at 03:51 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, February 03, 2014
Despite seeing declines in its core metrics, manufacturing activity in January continued to show growth for the eighth straight month, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Report on Business.
Posted on 02/03 at 08:23 AM
A recent study issued by non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace sheds light on the myriad freight-related accessorial charges shippers shell out in order to move product from point A to point B.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Carloads—at 280,761—were up 5.6 percent, and intermodal—at 245,883—was up 3 percent.
Posted on 01/31 at 03:13 AM