Monday, June 01, 2015
The Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) is among those organizations that have been most strident about seaport reform. When their annual meeting takes place in San Francisco later this month, that mission may become even more urgent…thanks the recent bad faith actions of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) at the Port of Oakland.
Posted on 06/01 at 01:51 PM
The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth was up 1.3 percent compared to April at 52.8 (a PMI of 50 or greater represents growth), showing growth for the second straight month after five months of sequential declines, which had been in effect since October 2014. The current PMI is 2.1 percent below its 12-month average of 54.9.
Non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics has upped its equitable ante, announcing today it has entered into definitive agreements to raise $1.26 billion through entering into definitive agreements with the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, GIC-Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, and Public Sector Pension Investment board, with the net proceeds to be used by XPO to fund its ongoing growth strategy, the company said.
Posted on 06/01 at 10:05 AM
XPO Logistics •
Even casual observers of the freight transportation market are finding it difficult to avoid the success that the rail intermodal sector is experiencing. In fact, most of America is catching sporadic television advertising showcasing the sustainability and productivity benefits the mode offers U.S. business—Union Pacific’s well-produced spot caught my eye during a recent broadcast of a baseball game.
The Americas are seeing old rules of thumb fall to the wayside in intermodal freight movements as new services and new levels of activity are reached. Shippers should take note as carriers are adjusting to a higher level of intermodal commerce.
Globalization and the quest for cost reduction have pushed supply chains into far-flung geographies. They’ve also forced companies to rely more heavily on contract manufacturers.
Posted on 06/01 at 08:00 AM
June 2015 •
Global Logsitics •
Saturday, May 30, 2015
One indisputable fact exists: Warehouse automation is one of the last areas where long-term costs can be significantly reduced.
Given this fact, the decision to implement an Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS) should be an easy one to reach. A high-tech AS/RS offers companies an ultimate combination: a 20-25+ year lifespan with ROI achieved in 5 years or less.
Posted on 05/30 at 02:29 PM
Friday, May 29, 2015
The standard tools of B2B integration--EDI, VANs, translation software--have been around for more than two decades. In IT years, that's many generations of technology you've potentially missed out on if your organization is still using the same B2B integration solution it started with.
Posted on 05/29 at 03:21 PM
According to the report, this option will be made available in 14 metropolitan locales in the United States and will not come with an extra fee for Amazon Prime members.
Posted on 05/29 at 11:17 AM
DHL said this investment is being made to meet customer needs for ongoing growth in international e-commerce and global trade and will also provide more gates to accommodate additional aircraft, warehouse space, and new equipment to provide more capacity for sorting shipments and for unloading and reloading planes.
Posted on 05/29 at 10:35 AM