Tuesday, December 18, 2012
If you see a few more UPS delivery trucks than usual in your neighborhood this week, do not be surprised. There are more than a few reasons for that.
Posted on 12/18 at 12:57 PM
Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider CEVA Logistics said this week it has signed a definitive agreement with Australia-based Brambles Limited, a provider of pallet, crate and container pooling solutions through the CHEP and IFCO brands, to sell its Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) groups, European Container Logistics and its Asia Pacific Pallecon business.
Posted on 12/18 at 10:42 AM
Global Logistics •
Diesel prices continued to head south this week, with the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration reporting that the average price per gallon fell 4.6 cents to $3.945 per gallon.
Posted on 12/18 at 09:57 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, December 17, 2012
Specific factors drive respective volumes gains and losses at the Port of Long each and Port of Los Angeles, respectively.
Heads of NITL and AAR discuss differences over railroad switching at RailTrends conference.
The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee said it is prepared to exchange contract proposals with ABF on December 18 and bargain a solid contract for the 7,500 ABF Teamsters.
Posted on 12/17 at 10:15 AM
ABF Freight •
Friday, December 14, 2012
To support the productive enterprise, supply chains must embrace resiliency and become “massively multidimensional.”
A potential labor strike by longshoremen along the US East and Gulf Coasts at the end of the year could have devastating economic consequences as inventory depletion, rerouting, hoarding, and price speculation ripple through supply chains of global companies, Marsh warned in a new report published this week.
In an effort to have closer proximity to one of the biggest technology regions of the United States, Class I railroad carrier Union Pacific said this week that it has opened up an Austin, Texas-based information technology center.
Carload volume—at 292,206—was down 1.6 percent annually, and intermodal—at 240,098 trailers and containers—were down 0.3 percent.
Posted on 12/14 at 01:57 AM
Rail Freight •