Tuesday, May 17, 2016
With a 2.6 cent gain to $2.297 per gallon, this tops last week’s $2.271 per gallon as the highest price to date for 2016 and now also stands as the highest price since the week of December 14, when it was at $2.338 per gallon.
Posted on 05/17 at 10:45 AM
Diesel Prices •
Regardless of the occupation of those readers that offered up their theses for the correct formula for supply chain success, there was one consistent theme across their replies: that being that there is no one definitive formula.
Posted on 05/17 at 10:16 AM
As many U.S. shippers are well aware, Canada is the top export destination for U.S. manufacturers, claiming 19 percent of all American exports. And due to the explosive growth of e-commerce, that number is only going to get bigger.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Total April POLA volume at 656,177 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) was down 1.03 percent annually, and April POLB volume at 478,842 TEU was off 22.1 percent annually.
Numbers issued in the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems appear to be in lockstep with signs and themes related to an economic slowdown in the United States.
For March, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI fell nearly 50 percent from February’s 8.27 to 4.22, marking its lowest level since 2011, according to FTR.
Friday, May 13, 2016
Six of the eight “orphan” ocean carriers not included in the proposed OCEAN Alliance or the 2M Alliance have
found a home of sorts, coming together to form a new vessel sharing agreement (VSA) referred to as "THE Alliance."
Coming off of a very sluggish first quarter, retail sales in the month of April showed somewhat of a bounce back in tandem with signs of spring, according to data issued today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation.
The new UPS Follow My Delivery service offers unprecedented flexibility, convenience and visibility on the day of delivery, with its Follow My Delivery map feature that enables delivery recipients to have a detailed view of where their package is located when it is out for delivery.
Posted on 05/13 at 10:36 AM
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) dropped 0.9 percent from February to March.
Posted on 05/13 at 09:55 AM
Freight TSI •