Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Almost all companies today are aware of their labor or material costs... but what about energy consumption?
It all comes down to having the energy data needed to determine what actions you must take to improve. The payoff is worth it, as insight into energy data allows you to make more valuable, relevant operating decisions.
With lower energy prices sparking domestic economic gains, coupled with solid manufacturing and industrial production activity, improving jobs numbers, and a GDP number that shows progress, there is, or there should be, much to be enthused about when it comes to the economy and the economic recovery, which has been raised and discussed and dissected from basically every angle possible, it seems. But that enthusiasm regarding the economy needs to be tempered, because big headline themes seldom tell the full story at all really.
Posted on 01/28 at 11:50 AM
The annualized turnover rate for large truckload carriers in the third quarter rose one percentage point to 97 percent, according to the ATA.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), representing employers at 29 ports, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which represents 20,000 dockworkers, have come to a tentative agreement on a key issue in ongoing contract negotiations.
Posted on 01/27 at 11:30 AM
Diesel prices continued their ongoing decline, with the average price per gallon falling 6.7 cents to $2.866 per gallon, according to data issued this week by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 01/27 at 10:42 AM
Diesel Prices •
Unlike other shipping companies, the Postal Service is not implementing any new dimensional weight charges with this pricing proposal
Posted on 01/27 at 10:35 AM
Drewry is expecting the recent spate of freight rate volatility to continue.
Posted on 01/27 at 09:44 AM
Monday, January 26, 2015
For November, which is the most recent month for which data is available, the SCI came in at -3.2. While this is still entrenched in negative territory, it represents an improvement over October and September, which were -5.5 and -6.6, respectively.
Posted on 01/26 at 12:28 PM
Total December shipments––at 1,150,810––were 3 percent better than November and up 5 percent annually. And total 2014 shipments––at 14,092,551––were up 5.61 percent, setting a new record for annual shipments during the time which Panjiva has been collecting this data since 2007.
Posted on 01/26 at 11:41 AM
The biggest story in the energy sector has to be the 30% decline in oil prices since June to a level not seen since the global recession cut a whopping 6% from global consumption back in 2009.
Posted on 01/26 at 10:51 AM