Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Air cargo shippers and air transport workers both require more transparency for the sake of security. As we have seen elsewhere in the supply chain, this will also enhance efficiency.
Posted on 03/26 at 08:26 AM
Monday, March 25, 2013
Revenue at FedEx Freight, the company's less-than-truckload unit, at $1.24 billion was up 0.8 percent from $1.23 billion last year, with an operating margin of 0.3 percent compared to -0.1 percent a year ago.
Posted on 03/25 at 10:00 AM
FedEx Freight •
FTR said that the SCI represents “deteriorating conditions” for shippers early in 2013, with the SCI forecast expected to continue moving down as the year moves on, approaching negative double-digits by the end of 2013.
Posted on 03/25 at 09:14 AM
FTR Associates •
"Flagging out" is generally driven by the desire to save costs (including paying lower taxes) or to escape effective regulatory control by the State in which the vessel or fleet is beneficially owned. It is the ultimate privatization of regulation.
Posted on 03/25 at 08:08 AM
UPS and the Teamsters union are “far apart” during their ongoing contract talks that began with optimism last year that an agreement could be reached before the current five-year deal expires July 31.
Posted on 03/25 at 06:59 AM
Friday, March 22, 2013
Bill includes language calling for full use of Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund.
Posted on 03/22 at 09:59 AM
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 6.2 percent in 2012 compared to 2011, increasing to $960 billion.
Posted on 03/22 at 08:22 AM
Carload volume—at 280,624—were up 0.5 percent annually, and intermodal—at 228,806 containers and trailers—was up 0.7 percent.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
One of the biggest challenges companies face is meeting rising customer expectations in a competitive marketplace.
Customers today, expect to get more for less; and if they don't, they'll move on to a company that can give it to them. Because of this, executives struggle to find the balance between lowering operational costs and meeting customer demands.
Posted on 03/21 at 04:05 PM
White Papers •
UPS has officially acquired the 49 percent interest of Vietnam-based VN Express in the joint delivery venture between the companies, whom initially first partnered in 1994, with VN Express serving at UPS’s authorized agent in Vietnam, prior to establishing a joint stock company in 2010.
Posted on 03/21 at 10:13 AM
Global Logistics •