Friday, December 05, 2014
Carloads—at 1,161,820—were up 1.4 percent, or 16,396 carloads, compared to November 2013, and intermodal volumes were up 2.7 percent––or 27,463 units––at 1,035,054 containers and trailers.
Within the next three years, most global companies are expected to take up the massive project of centralizing their shared services and outsourcing operations within a single global business services (GBS) organization.
Posted on 12/05 at 10:25 AM
New initiative designed to help project managers and planners enhance collaboration, decision-making, and execution throughout the project lifecycle
Posted on 12/05 at 10:22 AM
Thursday, December 04, 2014
When the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) convenes a caucus in San Francisco next week, contract negotiations with the Pacific Maritime Association may finally draw to a close.
Posted on 12/04 at 04:00 PM
Even with the well-documented service issues freight railroads have experienced over the last several months, there is a lot to be excited about when looking at the industry, according to Ed Hamberger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted on 12/04 at 02:42 PM
Railroad Shipping •
Non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider UTi Worldwide (UTIW) issued a statement yesterday shooting down speculation that it will be acquired by DSV A/S, a Denmark-based global supplier of transport and logistics services.
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
October shipments––at 1,260,200–– up 7 percent annually and 1 percent over September’s 1,241,848 and, which matches up with September to October differences in recent years, including a 2 percent increase in 2013, a ten percent increase in 2012 (being the exception), flat growth in 2011, a 2 percent decrease in 2010, and a 3 percent gain in 2009.
Posted on 12/03 at 02:19 PM
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 59.3 (a reading above 50 represents growth) in November, which was 2.2 percent above October’s 57.1 and 3.3 percent above the 12-month average of 56.
Posted on 12/03 at 12:11 PM
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
This decline comes on the heels of the 3.3 cent drop last week and stands as the lowest average weekly price per gallon since the week of February 21, 2011, when it checked in at $3.573.
Posted on 12/02 at 12:45 PM
Diesel Prices •
In a move geared towards expanding its freight brokerage presence even further, global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. (CHRW) said yesterday that it has reached an agreement to acquire Kansas City-based Freightquote.com for $365 million. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015.
Posted on 12/02 at 10:46 AM