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Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Retailers concerned by the lack of a West Coast longshoremen’s contract will continue to bring merchandise into the country at above-average levels this month but volume will drop from the record set in August, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
Posted on 09/09 at 08:20 AM
Monday, September 08, 2014
Nine principles supply chain and logistics stakeholders are calling for in the next surface transportation reauthorization legislation were formally issued this week by the Freight Stakeholders Coalition, a group of nearly 20 shipping and transportation provider/planning groups collaborating to support U.S. freight mobility.
Posted on 09/08 at 05:55 PM
Market conditions continue to favor trucking carriers, due in large part to tight capacity, according to the most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR.
Posted on 09/08 at 09:53 AM
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Friday, September 05, 2014
Transportation and logistics titan UPS recently announced it has kicked off a $17.5 million expansion of its Menifee, California-based delivery center in an effort to handle increased shipping volume from regional customers.
Posted on 09/05 at 12:04 PM
United States Class I carloads were up 33,838 carloads–or 2.9 percent annually–at 1,212,287 in August, and intermodal was also solid in August at 1,075,688 containers and trailers, which represented a 4.3 percent-or increase of 44,520 intermodal units, over August 2013.
Posted on 09/05 at 10:38 AM
U.S.-bound waterborne shipments in July—at 1,258,142—were up 2 percent annually and up 5 percent compared to June.
Posted on 09/05 at 07:55 AM
Thursday, September 04, 2014
The Institute for Supply Management reported today that non-manufacturing activity in August was strong, as well as record setting, on a few fronts.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
ODFL is calling for an annual increase tons per day in the 18.0 percent-to-18.5 percent range compared to the third quarter of 2013, which is up from its previously disclosed range of 17.0 percent-to-18.0 percent.
Posted on 09/03 at 11:36 AM
Supply chain and IT services provider enVista said it has opened up an EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) office in Ellesmere Port, Chesire, United Kingdom.
Posted on 09/03 at 10:57 AM
Diesel prices dropped again this week, with the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reporting that the average price per gallon fell 0.7 cents to $3.814 per gallon.
Posted on 09/03 at 10:06 AM
Diesel Prices •