Tuesday, April 17, 2012
TransCore’s DAT North American Freight Index, which reflects spot market freight availability on its network of load boards in the United States and Canada, posted a 40 percent gain in March over February and was down 6.1 percent annually compared to March 2011.
One week after the price per gallon of diesel reached its highest mark since checking in at $4.208 per gallon the week of August 18, 2008, the price dropped for the second time in the last three weeks, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 04/17 at 11:35 AM
Diesel Prices •
FedEx said this morning it is in discussions about a potential plan to acquire TATEX, a France-based B2B express transportation company focused on heavy shipments. This potential deal follows FedEx’ early April acquisition of Poland-based courier company Opek Sp.Z o.o.
Mc-Kinney Moeller, the visionary leader of A.P. Moller-Maersk, passed on this week at the age of 98 leaving a proud legacy of unprecedented achievement
Drewry will incorporate the additional KPIs into a new quarterly report, the details of which will be announced later this month
Monday, April 16, 2012
The value of goods shipped abroad by California businesses in February reached $12.85 billion
Posted on 04/16 at 08:01 PM
Global Trade •
The Department of Justice estimates that state governments lose $5 billion a year due to cigarette smuggling.
Data released today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF) indicated that slow economic momentum is ongoing, with both reporting that March retail sales showed growth.
GAO officials said the objective of this report was to address actions the USPS has taken since 2006 to reduce excess capacity in facilities, staff, equipment and transportation; plans the USPS is making to consolidate its mail processing network; and key stakeholder issues and challenges related to its plans.
Posted on 04/16 at 10:02 AM
Zepol Corporation reported last week that U.S. import shipment volume for March, measured in TEUs, increased 11.9 percent from February