Thursday, August 07, 2014
Canada’s largest rail operator has developed a new parts management and maintenance program to reduce the downtime of mobile cranes at its intermodal terminals.
Posted on 08/07 at 03:41 AM
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
The joint organization will be known as APICS and the APICS Foundation will be called APICS Supply Chain Council, with the SCC brand being maintained and leveraged post-merger, according to APICS.
With Keystone XL in limbo, our rapidly changing energy supply chain needs a new risk management strategy.
Posted on 08/06 at 03:24 AM
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
The NMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, increased 2.7 percent to 58.7, which is its highest level since its inception in January 2008.
Posted on 08/05 at 12:49 PM
Total intermodal volume movements—at 4,173,329—were up 8.2 percent compared to the second quarter of 2013. IANA said this strong output stands as the highest quarterly intermodal growth rate since early 2011. And through the first two quarters of 2014, total intermodal volumes––at 7,950,783––were up 5.5 percent compared to the midpoint of 2013 and matching up with the 5.8 percent annual gain recorded during the second half of 2013.
Posted on 08/05 at 10:02 AM
The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline fell for the fifth straight week, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). Falling 0.5 cents to $3.853 per gallon, this decline follows declines of 1.1 cents, 2.5 cents, 1.9 cents, and 0.7 cents, respectively, for a cumulative 6.5 cent decline during that period.
Posted on 08/05 at 08:56 AM
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Monday, August 04, 2014
Matson, Inc. reported “another solid quarter,” benefitting from higher freight yields in transpacific trade lanes, improved lift volumes at their terminals, and continuing improvements in logistics.
Posted on 08/04 at 02:16 PM
When it comes to efficient and effective planning for Peak Season, transportation and logistics bellwether UPS is leaving no stone unturned.
Posted on 08/04 at 11:15 AM
Peak Season •
Friday, August 01, 2014
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers, and U.S. ports have reached the summit of service excellence over the past year? Our readers have cast their votes, and now it’s time to introduce this year’s winners of the coveted Quest for Quality Awards.