Monday, July 08, 2013
With the first half of 2013 officially in the books, the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics states that minimal-to-slow growth is likely to remain intact for the foreseeable future.
Weekly carload volume—at 281,367—was up 1 percent annually, and intermodal—at 249,673 trailers and containers—was down 1.5 percent.
Posted on 07/08 at 10:03 AM
New Department of Transportation Secretary will need to hit the ground running in order to best address the myriad tasks at hand in his new gig.
Posted on 07/08 at 09:16 AM
Sunday, July 07, 2013
Jones Lang LaSalle’s Seaport Index traces port success to infrastructure improvements, connectivity, availability of distribution center space, and proximity to population density
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Despite rates having fallen by 41% since New Year, carriers are poised to increase capacity from Asia to East Coast South America by more than 20% - seemingly a recipe for continued rate declines.
While logistics managers may note that the ISM purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has bounced back over 50 to 50.9 in June from 49.0 in May, some economists maintain that such surveys may not mean much.
Two new and innovative services for U.S. pharma shippers using both air- and ocean-cargo modes were unveiled this week.
Supply chains start when someone, somewhere reaches for their wallet. Increasingly, this will happen outside the U.S. in “mega cities,” observes Alan Amling, UPS global director contract logistics marketing
Non-manufacturing activity took a dip in June but remained in growth territory, according to the June edition of the Institute of Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business.
Posted on 07/03 at 11:59 AM
While an economic recovery may not truly be in full gear, the transportation sector—to a degree—at least showed some promising signs, according to the June edition of the Cass Freight Index Report.