Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Watching President Obama’s State of the Union address last night, it was hard not to notice the myriad aspects of his speech that had some sort of—direct or indirect—impact or effect on freight transportation, supply chain management, or logistics in one form or another.
Posted on 02/13 at 11:09 AM
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 1.0 percent from November to December, following a 1.7 percent rise from October to November.
Posted on 02/13 at 11:06 AM
Two third-party logistics (3PL) service providers—Greatwide Logistics Services LLC and Cardinal Logistics Management Inc.—said today they have completed a merger of their two companies, which they said will create a market leading logistics organization that offers a broad service platform with annual revenues of more than $1 billion.
Posted on 02/13 at 11:05 AM
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
According to a new survey from Deloitte, global executives are increasingly concerned about the growing risks to their supply chains and costly negative impacts such as margin erosion and inability to keep up with demand.
Company officials said this expansion was made to address market trends related to increased manufacturing and consumer demand in many regions, with these lanes originating in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and South Africa. With this expansion, UPS has more than 1,700 direct LCL lanes serving 116 countries.
Posted on 02/12 at 12:04 PM
Ocean Freight •
Staying true to a major theme of expanding its service offerings—growth through acquisition—non-asset based third party logistics (3PL) services provider XPO Logistics announced today it has acquired the operating assets of Statesville, North Carolina-based East Coast Air Charter Inc. (ECAC), a non-asset, 3PL focused on expedited air charter brokerage.
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In its preliminary fourth quarter “Report on Productivity and Labor Costs,” IHS Global Insight U.S. economists suggest that both hiring and productivity will move upward…but at a snail’s pace.
While 2013 is still basically in its infancy that by no stretch means that the year is not pulling its weight, when it comes to what is happening in the logistics and supply chain world.
Posted on 02/12 at 11:49 AM
Supply Chain •
Following a 9.5 cent gain a week ago, the price per gallon for diesel gasoline increased 8.2 cents to $4.104 per gallon this week, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 02/12 at 11:48 AM
Diesel Prices •