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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The next four years are likely to see a re-imagining of the manufacturing supply chain amid changing customer demands and technological innovation.
Posted on 12/23 at 02:14 AM
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The World Shipping Council (WSC), the TT Club, the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), and the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) recently released a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to address issues arising from the new container weighing regulations due to take effect globally on 1 July 2016.
Posted on 12/23 at 02:12 AM

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in November at 134.3 (2000=100) was off 0.9 percent compared to October, and ATA’s not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment was 129.0 in November and 7.6 percent below October’s 139.6.
Posted on 12/22 at 02:19 PM

Keeping in line with multiple growth drivers predicated by things like ongoing gains in e-commerce, the pending Panama Canal expansion in early next year, and foreign investment into U.S.-based industrial real estate, recent research from industrial real estate firm JLL suggests that 2016 could shape up to be a year of very high demand for United States industrial development, especially for distribution and fulfillment centers.
Posted on 12/22 at 10:01 AM
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The number of vessels currently in the Great Lakes-Seaway system exceeds the five-year average as ships delivered much-needed supplies making a final push to export grain before the St. Lawrence Seaway closes in January.
Posted on 12/22 at 09:57 AM

Over the past six weeks of declines, diesel has dropped a cumulative 21.8 cents, and the current price per gallon is at its lowest level since the week of May 11, 2009, when the average was at $2.223 per gallon.
Posted on 12/22 at 09:26 AM
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Monday, December 21, 2015

November shipments at 874,646 were off 4 percent compared to October’s 913,543 which fared better than a 12 percent dip for the same period in 2014.
Posted on 12/21 at 09:54 AM

Friday, December 18, 2015

Truckload rates in November, which measure linehaul rates only, saw a 1.6 percent annual gain, and intermodal rates on an “all in” basis dropped 2.4 percent in November.
Posted on 12/18 at 05:33 AM

Carloads were down 13.2 percent annually at 270,953, and intermodal containers and trailers were down 2.3 percent annually at 274,022.
Posted on 12/18 at 01:35 AM
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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Declining Asian consumer and industrial demand, made worse by a strong dollar, has cut into U.S. export volumes and eroded U.S-Asia freight rates to the point where some dry cargoes are moving at levels which make them less attractive to carriers than repositioning empty containers.
Posted on 12/17 at 10:35 AM
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