Wednesday, May 18, 2016
This strike authorization coincides with DHL’s annual shareholders meeting being held by its parent company DHL Deutsche Post today. The vote to strike was close to unanimous, with 93 percent of the five-company pilot groups participating in the strike vote and 99 percent of those pilots voted in favor of a strike. Pilots at the five U.S. cargo carriers voted online through anonymous balloting in April and May.
With an eye on meeting the needs of its Chicago-area shipper customers, asset-light transportation and logistics services provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. (RRTS) said this week that it has expanded its LTL (less-than-truckload) service in Chicago.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
With a 2.6 cent gain to $2.297 per gallon, this tops last week’s $2.271 per gallon as the highest price to date for 2016 and now also stands as the highest price since the week of December 14, when it was at $2.338 per gallon.
Posted on 05/17 at 10:45 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, May 16, 2016
Total April POLA volume at 656,177 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) was down 1.03 percent annually, and April POLB volume at 478,842 TEU was off 22.1 percent annually.
Numbers issued in the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems appear to be in lockstep with signs and themes related to an economic slowdown in the United States.
For March, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI fell nearly 50 percent from February’s 8.27 to 4.22, marking its lowest level since 2011, according to FTR.
Friday, May 13, 2016
Six of the eight “orphan” ocean carriers not included in the proposed OCEAN Alliance or the 2M Alliance have
found a home of sorts, coming together to form a new vessel sharing agreement (VSA) referred to as "THE Alliance."
Coming off of a very sluggish first quarter, retail sales in the month of April showed somewhat of a bounce back in tandem with signs of spring, according to data issued today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation.
The new UPS Follow My Delivery service offers unprecedented flexibility, convenience and visibility on the day of delivery, with its Follow My Delivery map feature that enables delivery recipients to have a detailed view of where their package is located when it is out for delivery.
Posted on 05/13 at 10:36 AM
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) dropped 0.9 percent from February to March.
Posted on 05/13 at 09:55 AM
Freight TSI •