Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Express delivery and logistics services provider DHL recently announced it has rebranded the name of its DHL Global Mail group to DHL eCommerce as part of a move geared towards providing customers with new services and solutions for new markets as e-commerce continues its rapid expansion within supply chain and logistics.
Posted on 11/19 at 03:07 AM
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
October truck tonnage showed strong momentum in advance of the holiday season, according to data issued by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) this week.
Posted on 11/18 at 02:17 PM
Truck Tonnage •
Total October POLB volumes were up 1.1 percent year-over-year at 583,009 TEU, and POLA volumes in October were up 4.6 percent compared to October 2013 at 715,682 TEU.
Posted on 11/18 at 11:32 AM
Following a one-week respite in which the average price per gallon of diesel gasoline saw a weekly gain for the first time in 19 weeks, diesel prices resumed their downward slide this week, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 11/18 at 10:37 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, November 17, 2014
Supply chain and logistics software and technology provider JDA Software Group Inc. and technology bellwether IBM announced last week they are collaborating to provide shippers with an integrated omni-channel supply chain that will enable shippers to make smart real time sourcing decisions and provide customers with the best buying experience possible.
Posted on 11/17 at 04:02 PM
JDA Software •
FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight, two of the largest non-union LTL carriers in the nation, are battling organizing efforts by the Teamsters union in a closely watched unionization effort.
Posted on 11/17 at 08:32 AM
FedEx Freight •
Friday, November 14, 2014
A number of container lines operating between the U.S. and Asia say they intend to implement congestion charges of up to $1,000 per 40-foot container (FEU) for cargo moving via U.S. West Coast ports, effective November 17, 2014, in response to labor-related terminal delays.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) today announced that fiscal year 2014 operating revenue increased by $569 million, which was driven by its January 2014 rate increase and an ongoing strong performance in its Shipping and Package group. Conversely, though, the USPS said it is still faced with regulatory burdens and constraints as it incurred a FY 2014 net loss of $5.5 billion, marking the eighth straight annual net loss. USPS officials said this most recent annual loss highlights the need for legislation to repair its “broken business model.”
Posted on 11/14 at 02:29 PM
On the heels of a sluggish September and with the holiday shopping season officially having commenced, the retail sector received a bit of good news today, with both the National Retail Federation (NRF) and the United States Department of Commerce issuing positive retail sales data for the month of October.
The Atlanta-based company’s management team made presentations based on theme of “Networked for Growth,” which was comprised of various plans geared towards future revenue and profitability.
Posted on 11/14 at 11:11 AM