Monday, July 16, 2012
TransCore’s DAT North American Freight Index, which reflects spot market freight availability on its network of load boards in the United States and Canada, posted a 6.3 percent gain in June on an annual basis while setting a same-month record for highest freight volume in the month of June.
Data from both Commerce and NRF showed that retail sales decreased on a sequential basis in June for the third consecutive month. This marks the first time retail sales have fallen for three straight months since late 2008.
Late last week UPS said that the European Commission’s review of the proposed acquisition is now expected to move to a “Phase II review,” because there are facets of the deal that require more time to analyze.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Covering roughly 13 acres, company officials said the hub can process up to 20,000 documents and 20,000 parcels per hour.
Carload volume—at 243,156—was down 1 percent annually, and intermodal—203,362 trailers and containers—were up 5.6 percent.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
June truckload rates were up 3.9 percent compared to June 2011, and intermodal was up 0.6 percent.
While transportation and logistics bellwethers UPS and FedEx are well-established in all corners of the world, one area where their presences could be even greater felt is China.
Company officials said the eight-door, five-acre facility will serve as a gateway to the Great Lakes shipping area in northern Minnesota and northwestern Minnesota.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The BTS said that the May TSI at 109.6 was unchanged from April and is 16.3 percent higher than April 2009’s low point during the recession.
The recent successful implementation of significant rate restoration initiatives by carriers in the core east-west trade lanes means that most are now operating above break-even, said analysts with Drewry’s Container Research – a London-based industry think tank