Tuesday, July 01, 2014
The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline headed up for the second straight week, albeit barely, with a 0.1 cent gain to $3.92 per gallon, according to data issued by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
Posted on 07/01 at 07:34 AM
Diesel Prices •
With the deadline for labor contract negotiations between ILWU (the International Longshore Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association arriving aft midnight last night, the parties are expected to keep talking in an effort to reach an accord.
Posted on 07/01 at 07:10 AM
According to a recent Accenture survey of manufacturers, 82 percent plan to increase U.S.-based production, 75 percent report a significant shortage of skilled resources, and 11 percent say that they estimate an average percentage drop in earnings due to increased production costs and revenue losses resulting from skills shortages.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Class I railroad carrier Union Pacific recently announced that it has increased the frequency of two of its main intermodal services–Portland-Chicago, and Northern California-Chicago-by offering four-day delivery in the morning.
Posted on 06/30 at 01:36 PM
Forecast for manufacturing production to grow 3.2 percent in 2014 and 4.0 percent in 2015.
Posted on 06/30 at 09:57 AM
In a recent letter to Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero, the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. asked the FMC to consider procedures addressing port disruptions resulting from unusual occurrences such as major force majeure events or labor-related difficulties.
Posted on 06/30 at 09:50 AM
Friday, June 27, 2014
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The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that U.S. trade with its North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico increased 1.2 percent from April 2013 to April 2014 at $100.1 billion.
Posted on 06/27 at 09:34 AM
Class I railroad carrier Kansas City Southern Railroad (KCSR) said earlier this month that it recently broke ground for a new Wylie, Texas-based intermodal facility, which it expects to be completed in mid-2015.
Weekly intermodal volumes set an all-time record for the second straight week at 272,553 containers and trailers for a 7.8 percent year-over-year boost. The week ending June 14 now stands as the runner-up for weekly volumes at 270,243.
Posted on 06/27 at 08:25 AM
Railroad Shipping •