Thursday, March 22, 2012
Amid all the fanfare made yesterday with the arrival of MSC’s “mega” vessel at the Port of Oakland, industry experts remain doubtful that this signals a Transpacific trend
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, found that both United States-bound waterborne shipments and the number of manufacturers shipping to the U.S. from January to February declined, following gains from December to January.
The top 25 truckload carriers enjoyed a 13.2 percent year-over-year increase in revenue in 2011, according to statistics compiled for LM by SJ Consulting. About half that increased revenue was due to rising fuel surcharges, but not all the increase can be attributed to just that.
Amazon pays $775 million for Kiva. What else is there to say?
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The Port of Oakland welcomes the largest containership ever to call any seaport in North America today
YRC Freight, a subsidiary of less-than-truckload transportation services provider YRC Worldwide, recently had its proposed change of operations plan approved by the Teamsters Union, according to a trucking industry message board and Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU).
Amazon.com Inc. has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Kiva Systems, a developer of mobile-robotic solutions that automate eCommerce order fulfillment and warehouse operations.
Shareholder pressure is forcing publicly-held manufacturers to adhere to the highest levels of sustainability, said industry analysts and experts speaking yesterday a the International Warehouse Logistics Association 2012 Convention & Expo in San Francisco.
Posted on 03/20 at 09:10 AM
With diesel prices now over the $4 per gallon mark for the fourth straight week, the price per gallon for the week of March 19, at $4.142 per gallon, is at its highest point in nearly three-and-a-half years, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
Posted on 03/20 at 09:09 AM
Diesel Prices •
The new lanes are from Shanghai, China and Singapore to three Australia-based locations, Sydney, Melbourne, and Fremantle.
Posted on 03/20 at 08:24 AM