Monday, March 10, 2014
Coming off of February, which is typically the slowest month of the year, the report expects to be March much better, with retailers starting to stock up for spring and summer.
Posted on 03/10 at 10:55 AM
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The House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) breathed a collective sigh of relief last week, following the European Union’s (EU) reported agreement to reverse its plan to impose a carbon tax on non-EU carriers operating long haul flights in and out of Europe.
Friday, March 07, 2014
Freight market conditions for February showed a bit of an upswing in the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems Inc.
Continuing its focus on sustainability and fuel efficiency, UPS announced this week that it intends to make a $70 million investment to purchase 1,000 propane package delivery trucks, as well as install fueling stations at 50 of its locations.
Posted on 03/07 at 11:37 AM
Carloads—at 1,100,858—were down 1.1 percent annually. Intermodal—at 993,807 trailers and containers—was up 1.1 percent compared to February 2013 and marks the 51st consecutive annual monthly increase for intermodal volume, according to the AAR.
Posted on 03/07 at 10:07 AM
Following the lead of FedEx Freight, who announced a general rate increase (GRI) earlier this week, ABF Freight System, the nation's sixth-largest LTL carrier, rolled out its own GRI this week, too.
Posted on 03/07 at 02:18 AM
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Minimal to modest growth could serve as the theme of the most recent edition of the North Europe Global Port Tracker report produced by maritime consultancy Hackett Associates and the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
The requested budget includes $90.9 billion for the United States Department of Transportation, which was soundly endorsed by DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx, whom said that the requested funds will lay a new foundation for economic growth and competitiveness by addressing the nation’s growing infrastructure deficit, making investments into the national infrastructure network, and increasing safety and efficiency.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
A majority (57%) of surveyed Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) said short-term cost reduction is a higher priority than long-term growth in 2014, according to a new survey by Consero Group, an international leader in creating high-level, invitation-only events for senior executives.
Even with some slippage for key metrics, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported today the non-manufacturing activity in February remained on a growth path for the 49th consecutive month in its February Non-Manufacturing ISM Report on Business.