Wednesday, January 02, 2013
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, was 50.7 in December, representing a 1.2 percent gain over November’s 49.5.
Diesel prices continued to trend down, falling for the tenth time in the last 11 weeks, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
Posted on 01/02 at 10:22 AM
Diesel Prices •
With Congress waiting until past January 1 to hammer out a deal for the so-called Fiscal Cliff, there is at least one less problem to worry about for now anyhow.
Posted on 01/02 at 09:46 AM
Supply Chain •
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Research reveals that multiple factors such as volatile fuel prices and the oncoming capacity crunch are finally pushing adoption numbers up in the transportation management systems (TMS) space.
Monday, December 31, 2012
As we approach a new year, shippers will no doubt reflect upon the many challenges and opportunities they faced in 2012.
Posted on 12/31 at 07:58 AM
Supply Chain •
Friday, December 28, 2012
News that the International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance have agreed to extend their contract negotiations for an additional 30 days was welcomed by the National Retail Federation today.
If the International Longshoremen's Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance fail to come to terms on a master contract by midnight tomorrow, East Coast shippers will face a dismal start of the new year.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
While the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service – the federal agency charged with mediating private sector labor disputes – has the International Longshoremen’s Association meeting with management to avert an East Coast and Gulf port strike, shippers are bracing for the worst before the December 29 deadline
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Matson, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the primary assets formerly owned by Reef Shipping, a South Pacific shipping company based in Auckland, New Zealand that has been in business since 1968.
The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) noted in a recent report that despite the extraordinary devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, it was not particularly severe as storms go