Thursday, January 17, 2013
This year, ProMat features three keynote presentations, each offering critical insights from experts into future developments in robotics, business and the supply chain.
Posted on 01/17 at 11:54 AM
Materials Handling •
Entitled the Safe Skies Act of 2013, the bill requires the Secretary of Transportation to modify the final rule relating to flight crew member duty and rest requirements for passenger operations of air carriers to apply to all-cargo operations of air carriers.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
For all of 2012, total container volume—at 8,077,714 Twenty-foot Equivalents (TEU)—were up 1.7 percent compared to 2011. And for the month of December, total volume—at 649,468 TEU—was down 9.4 percent annually.
Posted on 01/16 at 11:52 AM
Entitled “Failure to Act: The Impact of Current Infrastructure Investment on America’s Economic Future,” the report takes a deep dive into the economic consequences of continued underinvestment in the country’s infrastructure along with providing an overall picture of the economic opportunity related to infrastructure investment and the cost of failing to fill the investment gap.
TSA officials said the screening requirement “builds additional risk-based, intelligence-driven procedures into the prescreening process to determine screening protocols on a per-shipment basis.
Posted on 01/16 at 11:50 AM
Air Cargo •
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Commerce reported that December retail sales at $415.7 billion were up 0.5 percent compared to November and up 4.7 percent compared to December 2011. NRF reported that December retail sales, which exclude autos, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.8 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from November and up 2.1 percent on an unadjusted basis annually.
Earlier today, transportation and logistics bellwether FedEx announced that Henry J. Maier will succeed David F. Rebholz as president and CEO of FedEx subsidiary FedEx Ground.
Posted on 01/15 at 11:48 AM
The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline was down 1.7 cents to $3.894 per gallon. Along with prices being down for seven straight weeks, prices have been down in 12 of the last 13 weeks.
Posted on 01/15 at 11:47 AM
Diesel Prices •
In early January, the United States Postal Service called on Congress for postal legislation in an effort to become solvent. Not too long after it is saying it cannot “wait indefinitely for legislation” at least not at the moment anyhow.
Posted on 01/15 at 11:46 AM
Monday, January 14, 2013
Class I railroad carrier CN said last week that trains haven begun rolling into its new state-of-the-art intermodal terminal facility at its new Calgary Logistics Park.