Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The current price–at $2.854 per gallon–is down 4 cents from last week and stands as the lowest average weekly price going back to the week of February 15, 2010, when it was at $2.756 per gallon.
Posted on 03/31 at 08:46 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, March 30, 2015
This legislation takes the same name of a previous bill rolled out in April 2014, which did not make enough traction to be signed into a law, and would replace the current authorization, MA-21, whose most recent continuing extension is set to expire at the end of May.
Posted on 03/30 at 01:52 PM
The wave that heavy e-commerce activity currently rides is not close to crashing anytime all that soon. And with that comes a heightened focus on the logistics-related aspects of e-commerce, specifically on the last-mile side of things.
Conveyors, shuttles and robots were on display, but as with last year's Modex, software is where the action is in today’s materials handling industry.
Posted on 03/30 at 09:26 AM
Materials Handling •
When assessing areas of risk facing their departments, nearly half (45%) of Chief Procurement Officers named supplier risk as a top concern, according to a new survey by Consero Group.
Friday, March 27, 2015
2014 was a very good year for the Port of New Orleans, and officials there are forecasting an even more robust cargo scenario in 2015.
Many material handling systems used today are beginning to show their age. What were once considered brand new systems are now deteriorating and fighting to stay current.
The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reports that air cargo services ramped up again in February.
Managing carbon emissions in your supply chain is a challenge. You may have control over your own facilities and operations, but it’s hard to influence the practices of third-party carriers and 3PLs. A Request For Proposal (RFP) is a powerful (and frequently untapped) lever. By including language about EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership, you can use RFPs to encourage freight carriers and 3PLs to reduce fuel use and emissions—and help you measure your supply chain’s carbon footprint at the same time.
Posted on 03/27 at 07:30 AM
U.S. carloads were down 2.4 percent annually at 284,618, and intermodal volume was up 6.7 percent compared to the same week as last year at 277,854 trailers and containers.