Monday, July 21, 2014
In an effort to increase territorial coverage, improve transit time, and augment service quality in Brazil, UPS recently announced it has made significant service expansions with the opening of nine new operating facilities in the state of São Paulo.
Posted on 07/21 at 10:48 AM
Global Logistics •
Even with potential labor gridlock on the horizon, the findings of a Logistics Management reader survey found that there is increased optimism towards a 2014 Peak Season.
Posted on 07/21 at 09:44 AM
Peak Season •
Friday, July 18, 2014
Consumer preferences suggest businesses should reconsider chasing the Amazon model.
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President Obama said he will sign a Presidential Memorandum to establish the Build America Investment Initiative, which the White House said will increase infrastructure investment and economic growth by engaging with state and local governments and private sector investors to encourage collaboration, expand the market for public-private partnerships (PPP) and leverage private capital’s potential to work in tandem with government funding.
Carload volumes were up 4.8 percent at 290,607, and intermodal volume was up 3.2 percent at 256,256 containers and trailers.
Posted on 07/18 at 06:57 AM
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Annual increases were reported across the board for spot market activity for various equipment types in June, with van loads up 39 percent, refrigerated freight up 51 percent, and flatbed volumes increasing by 69 percent.
Posted on 07/17 at 11:04 AM
Spot Market •
POLA reported that total volumes were up 13.89 percent annually at 736,438 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units), which represents its highest TEU tally in a single month since September 2012, and POLB volumes were up 8 percent annually at 610,516 TEU, with June 2014 standing as the best June at the port since June 2007.
Posted on 07/17 at 09:38 AM
Cincinnati-based non-asset freight broker and third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Total Quality Logistics (TQL) recently announced it has opened a new sales office in Daphne, Alabama.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Company officials said that the objective of this healthcare-compliant FSL network is to reduce delivery time of medical device shipments and also to augment inventory visibility.
Posted on 07/16 at 10:56 AM