Friday, October 10, 2014
When it comes to the themes of higher than usual import volumes at United States-based retail container ports–for a few different reasons–the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates did not disappoint.
UPS My Choice will be available to consumers in 15 more countries throughout North America and Europe, and UPS Access Point locations are now accessible in New York and Chicago with plans in store for future growth.
Posted on 10/10 at 09:28 AM
My Choice •
Carload volume headed up 7.4 percent to 299,674, and intermodal units, at 276,682 containers and trailers, were up 3.7 percent.
Posted on 10/10 at 08:25 AM
Thursday, October 09, 2014
The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles continue to cope with Peak Season congestion, but operations are still sluggish
The United States Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) said this week that it signed off on a vessel sharing agreement (VSA) between ocean carrier bellwethers Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), known as the 2M Network.
Posted on 10/09 at 01:31 PM
Freight transportation forecasting firm FTR reported this week that based on the most recent reading of its Truckload Conditions Index (TCI), trucking market conditions continue to reflect the ongoing theme of tight capacity.
Posted on 10/09 at 10:55 AM
The BTS said that the August Freight TSI at 120.9 is 27.8 percent higher than the April 2009 low and now stands as the highest Freight TSI level since BTS first began collecting its data in 2000, edging out the previous high of 120.2 recorded in May of this year.
Posted on 10/09 at 09:56 AM
Freight TSI •
Multimodal transportation software provider Kewill recently announced it acquired the IBM Sterling Transportation Management system. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Posted on 10/09 at 09:31 AM
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
U.S. shippers looking for container space for outbound commodities will soon face higher rate structures.
Even with mixed sequential results, data from the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems is pointing to a decent home stretch and overall all year for 2014 freight activity.