Monday, April 01, 2013
Even though the term 4PL remains shrouded in mystery, a number of prominent logistics providers claim that if there is indeed a 4th dimension, they’ve got it. But can they really deliver on that promise? After defining the differentiating features, we’ll let shippers decide.
Upon retiring, Pope Benedict XVI took up temporary residence at the spectacular Castel Gandolfo, which is also home to the Vatican Observatory Research Group recently headed by astrophysicist Father George Coyne, Ph.D.
Pacific Rim port authorities seeking to become more economically and environmentally sustainable will convene in Seattle this month for an intense one-day session examining the major issues currently facing them.
Friday, March 29, 2013
The terms were previously not available, but on March 19 ILA President Harold J. Daggett penned a letter to all ILA members covered by the Master Contract, with details on the new six-year contract from October 1, 2012-September 30, 2018.
Posted on 03/29 at 11:13 AM
Annual growth for the third-party logistics (3PL) market in 2013 is expected to be north of 6 percent, with much of current market activity centered around mergers and acquisitions, with many of the same underlying market fundamentals of 2012 still intact, according to Evan Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported this week that United States carload and intermodal volumes followed last week’s lead and were both up—rather than the months-long trend of mixed—for the week ending March 23.
Posted on 03/29 at 08:38 AM
Thursday, March 28, 2013
ABF Freight System said today that it has made inroads on its hotly-contested contract with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters that was scheduled to expire on March 31, which has led to a 30-day extension for the National Master Freight Agreement.
Posted on 03/28 at 03:50 PM
ABF Freight •
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported in February that U.S. Class I railroads originated a record 233,811 carloads of crude oil in 2012, representing a 256 percent gain (not a typo) from the 65,751 carloads of crude oil originated in 2011.
Posted on 03/28 at 11:14 AM
Rail Freight •
The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) said this week that trade using all forms of freight transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 3.5 percent in January 2013 compared to January 2012 at $90.5 billion.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
It's no secret that shippers are coping with a new era of tighter capacity, higher rates, and tougher carrier negotiations. With this in mind, we offer this custom issue designed to help shippers get closer to their carriers.
After being battered by three years of recession that decimated profits, LTL carriers, not surprisingly, are now laser-focused on improving yields and profitability in order to make decent enough returns to recapitalize their businesses and rolling stock. However, smart carriers are also focused on strengthening the relationship they have with their customers.