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Friday, October 16, 2015
At 123.5, the Freight TSI reached an all-time high, according to BTS, outpacing the November 2014 previous high of 123.4
Posted on 10/16 at 02:21 AM
Carloads were down 5.8 percent annually to 281,073, and intermodal containers and trailers were up 0.5 percent annually to 275,160.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Total POLA September volumes were down 5.8 percent at 730,306 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) compared to September 2014, which was one of the strongest months in the port’s history, and POLB September volume was up 4.1 percent annually at 655,624 TEU.
Posted on 10/15 at 12:10 PM
Supply Chain Management Review announces program sessions for the Supply Chain Outlook Summit being held on November 2-3 at the Rosemont Hilton, in Chicago, Illinois.
Less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) and third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Mallory Alexander International Logistics LLC recently announced they have joined hands in a strategic alliance, which is geared to augment ODFL’s ocean forwarding offering.
Posted on 10/15 at 09:52 AM
The company said the new office building will be 207,000 square-feet build-to-suit location at 1511 Webster Park in the Lincoln Park section of Chicago.
Posted on 10/15 at 09:06 AM
C.H. Robinson •
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Commerce reported that September retail sales at $447.7 billion were up 0.1 percent compared to August, following a 0.2 percent July to August increase, and were up 2.4 percent compared to September 2014. And the NRF reported that September retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 3.3 percent annually and down 0.1 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis compared to August.
September freight shipments—at 1.146—were up 1.7 percent compared to August, following a 1.2 percent July decline, and are down 1.5 percent compared to September 2014, and expenditures—at 2.49—were up 2.4 percent compared to August and down 6.6 percent annually.
Posted on 10/14 at 08:57 AM
With a 6.4 cent increase to $2.492 per gallon, this marks the single highest weekly increase for the average price per gallon of diesel since the week of September 2, 2013, when it rose 6.8 cents from $3.913 to $3.981.
Posted on 10/14 at 07:55 AM
Diesel Prices •
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Logistics managers have always been under pressure to strike the right distance between specialized intermediaries and the markets they want to serve. That challenge is becoming increasingly complex, however, as mega-brokerage enterprises capture more share.