Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Survey indicates optimized supply chains have 15% lower costs, less than half the inventory and more than three times shorter cash-to-cash cycles.
Posted on 06/25 at 09:55 AM
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
MARAD officials said that “eligible projects should establish new or enhance existing Marine Highway services that reduce landside congestion and increase the use of domestic marine transportation,” adding that “proposed projects no longer have to have parallel landside routes."
Posted on 06/24 at 12:59 PM
Marine Highways •
Earlier this year, Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman conducted an on stage interview with Tim Gomez, CEO of pencil manufacturer Dixon Ticonderoga at the NASSTRAC Shippers Conference and Transportation Expo in Orlando, Florida.
Posted on 06/24 at 10:14 AM
After seven straight weekly declines, the average price per gallon of diesel gasoline finally went in the other direction, rising 3.7 cents to $3.919 per gallon, according to data issued by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
Posted on 06/24 at 09:53 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, June 23, 2014
A little more than a year after it established a partnership with Export to China (ETCN) Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, recently announced it has made enhancements to China-based trade data accessible through its partnership with ETCN.
Posted on 06/23 at 12:59 PM
IHS Energy experts say oil markets have turned their attention squarely to Iraq and the fast-moving attacks of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The impact on global supply chains has yet to be measured.
Posted on 06/23 at 10:01 AM
Oil Prices •
At the same time, however, the FMC says future carrier collaborations should not be ruled out
Friday, June 20, 2014
As was the case from a company perspective, fiscal fourth quarter output for less-than-truckload market leader FedEx Freight was strong, the company reported in its earnings announcement this week.
Posted on 06/20 at 09:03 AM
FedEx Freight •
Intermodal volumes saw their single highest week ever at 270,243 containers and trailers and were up 6.3 percent annually.
Posted on 06/20 at 01:56 AM
Rail Freight •
Thursday, June 19, 2014
While over-the-road capacity availability remains tight, the outlook is not quite as dire as it was earlier this year. That was a major theme in the most recent edition of the Shippers Condition Index (SCI) released this week by freight transportation consultancy FTR.
Posted on 06/19 at 10:59 AM
FTR Associates •