Monday, April 11, 2016
The 2M Alliance - composed of Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. - recently announced the launch of a new service, the "Lone Star Express,” between Asia and the United States Gulf and East Coasts which includes a weekly rotation at Port or Miami.
The proposed nearly $30 billion merger of Class I railroad heavyweights Canadian Pacific (CP) and Norfolk Southern (NS) has come to an end despite myriad repeated overtures by the former. That was the word from Calgary-based CP, with the company saying today it has officially terminated its efforts to merge with CP, coupled with withdrawing a resolution in which it had asked NS shareholders to vote in favor of good-faith negotiations between the railroads and stating that it will not make any further financial offers or overtures to meet with the NS board of directors.
WMS makes its case in a waveless world
YRC Freight, the nation’s third-largest LTL carrier with over $3 billion in revenue, is upping the ante in the time-definite market. With the introduction of its “Accelerated” shipping option, YRC says it is cutting transit times by up to one or two days from its standard service.
Being able to identify and remove waste within a facility’s process is what separates today’s DC professional from their competition.
As e-commerce delivery pressures continue to dramatically alter the service landscape, our panelists offer practical advice for how shippers can re-adjust their packaging and better understand carrier needs—as well as their own.
Friday, April 08, 2016
United States-bound import volumes appear to be taking steps to more normalized seasonal patterns, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
During this webcast we'll examine the competing strategies and cost effectiveness for completing the 'final mile' for residential and smaller deliveries. From automating communication to customer service and reliability we'll identify hot points critical to the final mile.
Carloads fell 14.2 percent, or 198,737, to 1,196,167, and intermodal containers and trailers were down 7.7 percent, or 104,343 units, to 1,250,925 in March.
Thursday, April 07, 2016
For the third consecutive year, about 30 percent of Deloitte poll respondents say their companies experienced supply chain fraud, waste or abuse in the preceding year.
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