Thursday, May 28, 2015
The Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) said this week that they have formally established working groups, which they said will aim to seek new supply chain efficiencies, and focus on various aspects of port operations, including peak operations and terminal optimization in an effort to augment the San Pedro Bay port complex.
Posted on 05/28 at 09:59 AM
A month ago, the Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR indicated that shippers might be traveling on a rocky road in the coming months. And one month later it appears those concerns appear to have been confirmed.
Posted on 05/28 at 09:22 AM
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
While there are apparent benefits to switching from diesel fuel to natural gas in terms of promised climate benefits, they come with a catch according to a research paper recently researched by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).
Posted on 05/27 at 12:34 PM
Natural Gas •
A well-designed driver wellness program could make the job more attractive and help alleviate driver turnover.
Posted on 05/27 at 11:03 AM
The trend of rising weekly diesel prices remains intact, with the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reporting this week that the average price per gallon of diesel gasoline increased 1 cent to $2.914 per gallon.
Posted on 05/27 at 08:56 AM
Diesel Prices •
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
When the United States House of Representatives last week voted extend current law and authorizes surface transportation programs through the end of July by a steep margin, it was widely expected that the United States Senate and follow their lead. That is exactly what happened on Friday, May 22, with the measures headed to President Obama to be signed into law.
Posted on 05/26 at 10:49 AM
For the month of April, Cass and Avondale found that truckload rates in April, which measures truckload linehaul rates paid during the month, were up 3.8 percent annually, while intermodal dropped 1.9 percent annually during the same period.
Following the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) signing off on ratifying a new five-year contract with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) on May 20, the ILWU followed suite on May 22, saying that 82 percent of its longshore worker members voted to ratify the tentative contract agreement between the parties that was reached on February 22.
Posted on 05/26 at 08:39 AM
West Coast Ports •
Friday, May 22, 2015
Straying from its typical seasonal trajectory, United States-bound waterborne shipments dipped from March to April, according to data recently issued by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.
Posted on 05/22 at 10:22 AM
One theme tied together all of the presentations, regardless of the topic: The importance of data.
Posted on 05/22 at 09:07 AM