Tuesday, January 04, 2011
During the Lame Duck Session of the 111th Congress, U.S. lawmakers voted to extend federal highway and transit funding through a continuing resolution through March 4.
Monday, January 03, 2011
The ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business stated that the index the ISM uses to measure the manufacturing sector—also known as the PMI—was 57.0 percent in December, which was 0.4 percent higher than November.
Even though many facets of the industrial real estate market are not close to a full recovery, one area in which appears to be growing are markets with strong logistics infrastructure that serve as distribution hubs to regions with large populations
Based on what various newspaper articles and other reports are saying about the economy’s growth prospects for 2011, it stands to reason there is a healthy sense of optimism in the air, when it comes to assessing the economy as we prepare to dig into what is likely to be an eventful year.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Much like its companion report focused on North America-based retail container ports, the Global Port Tracker report is calling for much improved 2010 volumes compared to 2009.
As we are on the last legs of 2010, it is as good as a time as any to take a look at some of the things that occurred on the way to here. So, in no particular order, here is a list comprised of some of the more notable events of what we saw, remembered, and reported in 2010.
Posted on 12/29 at 08:47 AM
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
In order to prevent an unworkable patchwork of local and state laws that impede the efficient movement of goods in interstate commerce, The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, are asking that new "green" registries be prohibited
Posted on 12/28 at 10:18 AM
The ongoing upsurge in diesel prices remained on a steady path, with the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration’s recent release stating that diesel prices for the week of December 27 were up 4.6 cents from the previous week to $3.294 per gallon.
Monday, December 27, 2010
The World Shipping Council and the International Chamber of Shipping are urging the International Maritime Organization to establish an international legal requirement that all loaded containers be weighed at the marine port facility before they are stowed aboard a vessel for export
The federal government, which has been tinkering with truck drivers’ hours of service regulations for at least 11 years without exactly getting it right, is assured of going into 2011 with more unfinished HOS business.