Tuesday, June 16, 2015
As more companies conduct business globally, and as more customers demand a wider array of shipping and receiving options, the need for holistic, omni-modal transportation systems has become imperative. The days when manual spreadsheets, phone calls, and emails were enough to effectively manage the transportation component are long gone.
Posted on 06/16 at 11:59 AM
Monday, June 15, 2015
In picking up where April left off, the May edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems included the best results of the report on a year-to-date basis.
One of the most recent plans to remedy the difficult situation the HTF came from Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Sen, Mike Lee (R-UT) with their introduction of the Transportation Empowerment Act in the House and Senate. The pair said that this bill will reform U.S. transportation policy and reduce the federal gasoline tax in addition to giving states the financial flexibility to use transportation funding where it is most appropriate.
Posted on 06/15 at 12:01 PM
As was the case in April, data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, issued this week did not stick to its typical theme of flat or slight growth from April to May. Instead, it saw a fairly significant gain.
Posted on 06/15 at 09:54 AM
Global Trade •
Last week’s U.S. House of Representatives rejection of Trade Promotion Authority is likely to mean that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will not be part of Obama’s leadership legacies.
Posted on 06/15 at 09:52 AM
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) recently reported that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) dropped 1.8 percent from March to April, following a 1.7 percent increase from February to March.
Posted on 06/15 at 08:32 AM
Friday, June 12, 2015
The bigger, the better could serve as a accurate description of the third-party logistics (3PL) sector, given the increasing activity of large-scale 3PL-related acquisitions, coupled with the steady revenue growth the sector has seen and is expected to see in the future, too. That is a key takeaway of a new report issued this week by supply chain consultancy Armstrong & Associates Inc., entitled “Big Deal - 2014 3PL Results and 2015 Estimates.”
While many shippers may be on the fence in regard to Trade Promotion Authority, the nation’s major manufacturing lobby is adamantly championing it.
Posted on 06/12 at 08:32 AM
U.S. carloads were down 8.1 percent annually at 268,722, and intermodal volume was up 4.3 percent annually at 281,315 containers and trailers
International shippers in retail and manufacturing sectors may tap into new market intelligence on the regulatory landscape, FM Global said this week.
Posted on 06/12 at 07:43 AM