Thursday, November 13, 2014
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) recently reported that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) saw a 0.3 percent increase from August to September, the most recent month for which data is available.
Posted on 11/13 at 01:49 PM
Freight TSI •
With West Coast port congestion-related issues still firmly intact, various industry stakeholders are pointing out that even though port conditions, especially at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) steps are being taken to help alleviate the current situation. But they caution that any type of immediate resolution or closure is not expected any time soon.
Posted on 11/13 at 12:25 PM
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
While brick and mortar retailers that were hopeful Congress would pass the Marketplace Fairness Act, they are not likely to be pleased, as House Speaker John Boehner indicated he would block the measure, with the WSJ explaining that House Republicans “never warmed to the bill, worrying that voters could view it as an indirect tax increase.”
Posted on 11/12 at 01:54 PM
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Posted on 11/12 at 12:59 PM
white papers •
There is a short window for Congress to sufficiently increase investment in U.S. infrastructure investment before early 2016 presidential campaigns squash any hope of raising taxes to pay for the estimated additional $100 billion needed over the next five years. That’s the word from Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations. He spoke at the 28th annual meeting of the North American Transportation Employee Relations Association (NATERA).
Posted on 11/12 at 11:55 AM
Fuel Tax •
Group Editorial Director Michael Levans and the research team of Don Derewecki and Norm Saenz from supply chain consultancy St. Onge put context behind this annual survey designed to give U.S. logistics professionals the most up-to-date snapshot available on current activities, trends, and best practices in warehouse and DC operations management.
Third quarter earnings for global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider CEVA Logistics announced earlier this week were mixed. Along with its earnings release, the company also rolled out its new global operating model, which is focused on increasing, velocity, efficiency, and responsiveness.
Posted on 11/12 at 09:25 AM
global logistics •
While most major Transpacific ocean carriers are still losing money, aligning themselves in “rate stablization” agreements, and barely providing reliable service, Matson Inc., is breaking the mold.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
In a move that may alter the balance of U.S.-flag shipping, Matson, Inc. announced that it is acquiring the stocks of rival carrier, Horizon, and its Alaska operations. Meanwhile, Pasha – a privately-held logistics provider based in the San Francisco Bay Area – will acquire Horizon’s Hawaii operations