Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Even through improvements in rule's language from its introduction are apparent, questions remain about how it will be specifically enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Posted on 01/05 at 10:30 AM
Diesel prices dropped 2.4 cents this week to $2.211 per gallon, according to data issued by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. The average price per gallon is now at its lowest level since the week of May 4, 2009, when it was at $2.185.
Posted on 01/05 at 09:27 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, January 04, 2016
Manufacturing activity contracted in December for the second straight month, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Manufacturing Report on Business.
Posted on 01/04 at 01:52 PM
An ongoing lackluster economic outlook remains intact for Northern Europe, according to the most recent edition of the “Global Port Tracker: North Europe Trade Outlook” by maritime consultancy Hackett Associates and the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
Amid continued consolidation, rapid technological advancements and labor challenges point toward an ambitious new year.
Posted on 01/04 at 09:39 AM
Materials Handling •
Monday, December 28, 2015
If recent stories are any indication, transportation, sourcing, inventory management and supply chain resilience will dominate supply chain projects next year.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
The next four years are likely to see a re-imagining of the manufacturing supply chain amid changing customer demands and technological innovation.
The World Shipping Council (WSC), the TT Club, the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), and the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) recently released a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to address issues arising from the new container weighing regulations due to take effect globally on 1 July 2016.
Posted on 12/23 at 02:12 AM
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in November at 134.3 (2000=100) was off 0.9 percent compared to October, and ATA’s not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment was 129.0 in November and 7.6 percent below October’s 139.6.
Posted on 12/22 at 02:19 PM
Keeping in line with multiple growth drivers predicated by things like ongoing gains in e-commerce, the pending Panama Canal expansion in early next year, and foreign investment into U.S.-based industrial real estate, recent research from industrial real estate firm JLL suggests that 2016 could shape up to be a year of very high demand for United States industrial development, especially for distribution and fulfillment centers.