Friday, September 26, 2014
Optimism in the form of increasing profits was a key takeaway in the Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics (3PL) CEOs, released earlier this week at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference in San Antonio.
Posted on 09/26 at 01:42 PM
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in August saw a 1.6 percent increase in August on the heels of a 1.5 percent increase in July. The August SA index––at 132.6 (2000=100)––stands as a new SA high, with November 2013’s 131.0 now the second best month recorded.
Posted on 09/26 at 10:40 AM
Carload volumes saw a 5 percent jump compared to the same week a year ago at 302,178, and intermodal volumes hit a new weekly U.S. record at 279,777 trailers and containers.
Posted on 09/26 at 09:35 AM
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
During this webcast you'll hear from trade experts at Purolator International as they provide an in-depth review of the duty drawback plan, and examine the critical components of a successful program.
Just weeks after signing on to the “Ocean Three” vessel-sharing agreement with CMA CGM and China Shipping, United Arab Shipping Company has forged a similar deal with Hamburg Süd.
Posted on 09/25 at 09:12 AM
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Shippers attending the Intermodal Association of North America's (IANA) annual Intermodal Expo in Long Beach this week were given some good news/bad news regarding truck and rail capacity for the remaining year.
Posted on 09/25 at 08:28 AM
Mike Regan, TranzAct Technologies, Inc.’s chief of relationship development, and frequent LM blogger, received the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) 2014 Distinguished Service Award this week.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
After years of being second place, materials handling and engineering are becoming first choice careers for some. Here’s why.
Posted on 09/24 at 10:49 AM