Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Following the lead of some of its biggest competitors, FedEx Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of FedEx Freight, said this week it is raising rates for non-contractual freight in the form of GRI (general rates increases) by 4.5 percent effective, July 1.
Posted on 06/11 at 08:27 AM
FedEx Freight •
Monday, June 10, 2013
Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 1.1 percent in June over the same month last year, reflecting modest growth expectations as retailers head toward the back-to-school and holiday seasons, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates
Further evidence that West Coast ports will protect their market share after the Panama Canal expansion surfaced last week as the Los Angeles Harbor Commission adopted a 2013-14 fiscal year (FY) budget of approximately $1.1 billion for the Port of Los Angeles.
Friday, June 07, 2013
On Monday, I will be participating in a “Meet the Editors” panel at the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association annual conference in Ponte Vedra, Fla.
With the event just a few days away, it seems like a good time for a bit of a PR refresher for those of you in the public relations world on how to best send pitches to me, as well as my colleagues at Logistics Management and the other Peerless Media titles
Posted on 06/07 at 11:47 AM
Toronto-based less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and transportation services provider Vitran Corporation Inc. said this week that it has “entered into an interline agreement with a prominent West Coast carrier” to serve its customers to California, Arizona, and Nevada as well as a similar service with a second carrier to serve Colorado.
Posted on 06/07 at 10:29 AM
Vitran Corporation •
E-commerce is a boon to large retailers and lower-volume Internet fulfillment operations alike, but low read rates from automated sorting equipment can really reduce margins.
Posted on 06/07 at 10:03 AM
white papers •
The concepts of total quality management and continuous improvement have been around for decades but have only recently been successfully applied in logistics environments. Today, many companies are finding that they can strengthen their businesses by making total quality management (TQM) part of their logistics operations.
Is it time to audit your customs service provider?
As a company dealing with international suppliers or customers, you succeed when your supply chain functions seamlessly. Given the demands of global business and the rapid evolution of customs policies and regulations, your relationship with your broker can provide a strategic advantage - but only if your requirements are being met.
Total U.S. carloads in May—at 1,401,584—were up 0.7 percent annually, marking the first time monthly carloads have been up annually in 16 months
Thursday, June 06, 2013
The two ports have agreed to share strategies and best practices on topics ranging from port infrastructure, environmental and security challenges, and strategies to enhance trade competitiveness.