Tuesday, August 12, 2014
In echoing what has become a common refrain in recent months, the monthly Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates continues to call for increased import activity at United States-based retail container ports.
RRTS said yesterday it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Belleville, Mich.-based Active Aero Group, a provider of ground and air expedited services through its proprietary TMS, for roughly $115 million, with the acquisition expected to close by the end of September.
Posted on 08/12 at 08:33 AM
The average price per gallon of diesel dropped 1 cent to $3.843 per gallon, which is the lowest price since hitting $3.844 the week of November 25, 2013.
Posted on 08/12 at 07:29 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, August 11, 2014
Strong mid-year results disguise patchy regional performance
The current shortage of officer corps seafarers is forecast to worsen and risks impacting ocean cargo carrier profitability, according to Drewry’s recently published Manning 2014 Annual Report.
In the unlikely event, you have not heard it before, we will repeat it again: the United States Postal Service (USPS) lost money last quarter. Just to clarify, that is in regards to the fiscal third quarter of this year, but it also applies to 21 of the last 23 quarters in which the USPS has recorded a loss, stretching a span of nearly six years of mostly dark times.
Posted on 08/11 at 10:23 AM
As has been the case for several months, heavy spot market activity remains prevalent in the freight transportation market, with July turning in another strong performance, according to recent data published by Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider DAT.
Posted on 08/11 at 09:12 AM
Spot Market •
Friday, August 08, 2014
For the quarter, PwC said there were 51 transportation and logistics transactions values at $50 million or more for a total of $20 billion, which was ahead of 38 deals for a cumulative $16.2 billion recorded during the first quarter and the 39 deals valued at a cumulative $16.b billion in the second quarter of 2013.
Posted on 08/08 at 11:11 AM
United States Class I carloads were up 86,792 carloads–or 6.3 percent annually–at 1,471,811 in July, and intermodal volume was up 5.5 percent annually––or 67,524 units––at 1,286,160 containers and trailers for the highest July on the intermodal side ever recorded.
Posted on 08/08 at 09:49 AM
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