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Friday, April 11, 2014
Carloads—at 296,039—were up 5.4 percent annually, and intermodal saw a 12.6 annual increase at 261,084 trailers and containers.
The ongoing issue of tight over the road capacity and how it is negatively impacting shippers’ supply chains was evident in the most recent edition of the Shippers Conditions Index from freight transportation consultancy FTR.
Posted on 04/11 at 06:38 AM
Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider CEVA Logistics recently announced that it opened up a new Miami-based Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) operation, which was approved by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). CEVA also has FTZ locations in Los Angeles, Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago.
Posted on 04/11 at 06:37 AM
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) recently reported that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 1.2 percent from January to February (the most recent month for which data is available), following two straight monthly declines.
Posted on 04/11 at 06:34 AM
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
DiCentral officials said that this acquisition is a result of the company looking to improve customer experience and return-on-investment, with SmartTurn being brought to market as a value-add to its supply chain integration suite and also help customers achieve end-to-end supply chain visibility.
With so much attention given to the difficult winter weather conditions at the end of 2013 and into 2014 and how they impacted freight transportation and logistics operations, it looks like market conditions may be turning the corner headed into spring, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems Inc.
With the Panama canal expansion meeting its deadline in late 2015, shippers are busy determining which gateways would best serve their future needs. But even more strategic complexity has been introduced this year with consolidation of ocean carrier services. Rather than whistling in the dark, the leading ocean cargo gateways are keeping their guard up.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Even the most dominant U.S. ports can’t afford to become complacent in the face of several competitive factors converging at mid-year, say industry analysts.
The Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) said it will hold a hearing on Thursday, April 10 on recent railroad service issues, review proposed solutions to existing service problems, and also discuss additional options to improve service.
Posted on 04/08 at 11:30 AM
The forecast for growth at United States-based retail container ports is largely positive, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.