Friday, February 08, 2013
IANA said that 2012 was a record year for intermodal container movements at roughly 13,108,672 million, which topped 2011 by 5.9 percent and the previous high in 2007 by 9.8 percent.
Posted on 02/08 at 11:43 AM
This morning’s fourth quarter and 2012 year-end earnings release from less-than-truckload transportation services provider YRC Worldwide brought something the company has not seen in six years: a positive annual operating income.
Posted on 02/08 at 11:42 AM
YRC Freight •
YRC Worldside •
Shippers concerned that they will have fewer express transport options once the United States Postal Service (USPS) ceases Saturday deliveries have nothing to fear
Two new products to help shippers develop scalable product lifecycle management (PLM) were introduced at the Oracle Value Chain Summit 2013 in San Francisco this week.
January carloads—at 1,339,604—were down 6.3 percent annually. Intermodal—at 1,168,630 trailers and containers—was up 5.3 percent compared to January 2012.
Posted on 02/08 at 11:39 AM
Rail Freight •
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Net income of $11.8 million—or $0.21 per share—for the fourth quarter was down roughly 50 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2011 at $23.0 million and $0.41 per share.
Posted on 02/07 at 11:38 AM
Con-way Freight •
Transportation and logistics bellwether UPS continues to make inroads in its healthcare logistics portfolio, with this week’s announcement that it is expanding its global healthcare distribution network in five North American markets, including: Burlington, Ontario, Louisville, Ky., Mira Loma, Calif., Atlanta, Ga., and Reno, Nev.
Posted on 02/07 at 11:37 AM
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
In many ways, the January edition of the Cass Freight Index report released by Cass Information Systems earlier today was much like the one issued by Cass for December in that freight transportation market conditions were relatively flat and possibly heading downward.
The schedule will be comprised of Monday-Saturday package delivery and Monday-Friday mail delivery, which the USPS said would result in roughly $2 billion in annual savings. This plan also factors in employee reassignment and attrition, said the USPS.
Posted on 02/06 at 11:36 AM