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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.
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.
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
Diesel Prices •
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.
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
Ocean Cargo •