Friday, April 15, 2016
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.7 percent from January to February. This follows a 0.5 percent December to January increase.
Carloads dropped 20 percent compared to the same week a year ago at 229,704, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 7.8 percent annually at 249,355.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
First quarter volumes at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) were both very strong based on data issued respectively by the ports this week.
Posted on 04/14 at 01:32 PM
More than 410,000 Teamsters and retirees in 25 states are threatened with pension cuts under a little-known law passed largely in secret in the final days of the last congressional session.
Materials handling solutions are only as good as the maintenance plans that keep them running. CMMS can play an important role.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Commerce reported that March retail sales at $446.9 billion were off 0.3 percent from February and up 1.7 percent, and the NRF said retail sales saw a 5.8 percent annual increase in March.
Historically, O&G companies’ soaring profits masked the poor state of logistics operations within their supply chains. But now, low oil prices, growing supply inventories and decreasing global demand have created a need to cut costs through better transportation management.
The Department of Commerce this week deepened its bench of public and private sector supply chain, logistics, and freight transportation heavy hitters, announcing it has added 11 new members to its Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSSC).
Posted on 04/13 at 10:07 AM
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
While everyone agrees that investment in infrastructure is key, only a handful of ports will reach "mega" proportions
Infrastructure investments in America’s seaports and their intermodal connections – both on the land and in the water – are in our nation’s best interest because they provide opportunities to bolster our economy, create and sustain jobs, enhance our international competitiveness, and pay annual dividends through the generation of more than $321 billion in federal, state and local tax revenue