Monday, July 01, 2013
The UPS Freight boss touched upon a wide range of topics, including the dynamics of customer relationships, the freight market, and in industry regulations, among others.
Posted on 07/01 at 12:17 PM
UPS Freight •
Looking for a great way to kick off your summer reading? Well, look no further than page 28. Once again, we’ve devoted a sizable portion of our July issue to putting the Annual State of Logistics Report into context for shippers.
Global trade management technology provider Amber Road recently announced it has opened up a Munich, Germany-based office, which will play a key role as its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) headquarters.
Posted on 07/01 at 08:10 AM
Amber Road •
In last month’s column I focused on the volatility of domestic intermodal rail. I cautioned that shippers should expect pressure in major routes associated with import and export because ocean rates are in turmoil as world markets adjust to new capacity and an uneven economic recovery.
Some large companies believe that their commitments to risk management stifle innovation.
This year marks the centennial anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal. And as I write, laborers are expanding the canal so that it can accommodate vessels that are 25 percent longer, 53 percent wider, and whose draft is 23 percent deeper.
Following a month which saw its lowest levels since June 2009 and its first contraction since November 2012, manufacturing activity in June recovered some of its lost ground, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s monthly Manufacturing ISM Report on Business.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
We asked manufacturers from around the world, "What advice would they give peers to better manage the scope, budget and timelines of advanced projects?
Find out what they said.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Nearly two months after ABF Freight System, the seventh-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier by revenue, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, said they reached a tentative agreement on a contract for the next five years, the company said yesterday that its Teamsters members have formally ratified ABF’s national collective bargaining agreement.
Posted on 06/28 at 12:13 PM
ABF Freight •
The projected 2015 completion of the expansion and widening of the Panama Canal is causing a “lot of hype,” but will not drive a major change in maritime shipping options, a top intermodal executive is predicting.