Saturday, December 01, 2012
Over the past few tumultuous years, economists, editors, and analysts in just about every industry have realized that it doesn’t pay to be in the "prediction" business.
Let’s compare notes: Here’s what my colleagues and I saw this year in logistics and transportation management and what we expect next year—along with some suggested actions on important issues.
Friday, November 30, 2012
While negotiating teams representing employers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach meet with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit ("OCU") today, several key terminals at both ocean cargo gateways are shut down.
Carload volume—at 252,931—was down 4.6 percent annually, and intermodal volumes—at 194,538 trailers and containers—were up 1.9 percent annually.
Posted on 11/30 at 08:58 AM
Rail Freight •
Global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. recently rolled out Navisphere, which it said is the next version of its single global technology platform.
Despite clear inefficiencies, many are reluctant to make change until the damage is done.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Earlier this week, global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider CEVA Logistics reported third quarter earnings of $1.8 billion Euro or about $2.4 billion U.S., which represented a 5.1 percent annual gain.
Posted on 11/29 at 01:44 PM
Global Logistics •
In a recent study conducted by Peerless Research Group on behalf of Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review for The BSI Group, supply chain and logistics managers are in agreement that global supply chains are becoming progressively complex causing more potential points for disruption along the supply network.
As winter approaches, the nation’s supply chain infrastructure will continue to become damaged from seasonal elements such as freezing rain, sleet and snow.
In a widely expected move, Representative Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) was named to the next Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for the 113th Congress by the House Republican Conference.