Monday, June 16, 2014
“Powerful global and national trends that are out of your (and our) control are beginning to determine how much import and export cargo will flow through West Coast ports,” says AgTC.
DAT reported that May marks the 11th straight month to see an annual record high for spot market freight volume, with its DAT Freight Index in May seeing a 40 percent annual increase.
Posted on 06/16 at 12:51 PM
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Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Yusen Logistics recently announced it has expanded its U.S.-Mexico cross-border services in an effort to address what it described as a growing need for reliable logistics services to and from Mexico.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Carloads for the week ending June 7 were up 5.3 percent at 292,924, and intermodal trailers and containers were up 6.8 percent at 269,823.
Posted on 06/13 at 07:52 AM
Railroad Shipping •
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Earlier this week, Westampton, New Jersey-based New Century Transportation, a provider of trucking and warehousing services shuttered operations, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation.
Posted on 06/12 at 11:52 AM
Commerce reported that May retail sales at $437.6 billion were up 0.3 percent over April and up 4.3 percent compared to May 2013, and total retail sales from March through May are up 4.3 percent annually.
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 0.4 percent from March to April (the most recent month for which data is available).
Posted on 06/12 at 07:18 AM
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Online shoppers want retailers to make it easier to purchase their goods and services
Posted on 06/11 at 04:27 PM
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
After a long overdue wait, the United States has new water resources legislation, with President Barack Obama officially signing off on H.R. 3080: The Water Resources Reform & Development Act of 2014.
Posted on 06/10 at 11:41 AM
A new report by Capgemini Consulting reveals industry views about the rapidly evolving retail landscape, including business challenges and opportunities.
The report is titled "Are You Ready? How to Create an Always-On, Always-Open Shopping Experience."
Posted on 06/10 at 09:43 AM