Monday, November 09, 2015
The 2015 JDA Consumer Survey, which was issued last week by JDA Software Group, takes a long look at how the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping “events,” as well as other ways retailers endeavor to meet consumer shopping needs during the holiday shopping season. The survey’s findings were based on feedback from more than 1,000 United States-based consumers.
Friday, November 06, 2015
The United States Postal Service said yesterday that over the course of the holiday season it expects to deliver roughly 15.5 billion cards, letters, flats, and packages, adding that it expects to deliver around 600 million packages alone between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, which would represent a 10.5 percent annual increase.
Posted on 11/06 at 10:51 AM
October carloads—at 1,124,470—were down 6.9 percent—or 83,578 carloads— annually, and intermodal containers and trailers—at 1,089,310—dropped 1.4 percent or 15,769 carloads compared to October 2014.
Posted on 11/06 at 10:00 AM
While this column has identified the many advantages the Trans-Pacific Partnership would provide U.S. logistics managers once it comes into play, the deal also has positive implications for Asian members.
Posted on 11/06 at 09:57 AM
Thursday, November 05, 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives today widely approved a long-term transportation authorization, entitled The Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015, by a 363-64 margin.
Posted on 11/05 at 03:06 PM
On a year-to-date basis, intermodal volume—at 12,614,472—is up 3.7 percent annually.
Posted on 11/05 at 12:25 PM
With the ink now dry from XPO Logistics’ acquisition of Con-way Inc. now dry, the company’s plan for how it plans to integrate Con-way into its plans is coming into fuller focus.
Posted on 11/05 at 11:03 AM
XPO Logistics •
Fast-growing XPO Logistics, an entity that didn’t even exist five years ago, is growing revenue at a faster pace than even the Greenwich, Conn.-based conglomerate expected on the heels of finalizing its $3 billion purchase of Con-way Inc.
In mid-September, the much anticipated final rule for electronic logging devices was pushed back one month from September 30 to October 30, according to the Report on DOT Significant Rulemakings issued by the United States Department of Transportation. But while October has now come and gone, the situation regarding the final ELD rule remains the same in that nothing has been issued. But according to a research note issued by Jason Seidl, transportation analyst at Cowen and Company, the ELD implementation rule may be issued by mid-November.
Posted on 11/05 at 08:28 AM
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
If logistics managers needed any more proof that ocean container lines are “on the ropes,” the latest move by Maersk demonstrates just how dire their situation has become.