Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Following a December ruling by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) focused commercial airline pilot scheduling, which provides pilots with a longer opportunity for rest before entering the cockpit, union groups representing pilots at FedEx and UPS have spoken out about how the rule does not apply to air cargo operators.
Posted on 01/04 at 01:55 PM
Air Cargo •
Air Freight •
The International Air Transport Association announced global traffic results for November showing a weaker air cargo market compared to levels attained earlier in the year.
While it has only been a few months since Seattle-based EquaShip made its entrance into the parcel sector marketplace, the company appears to be highly committed to making itself a cost-efficient alternative for shippers that traditionally turn to the parcel duopoly of FedEx and UPS.
The price per gallon for diesel gasoline continued heading south, falling 0.8 cents to $3.783 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 01/04 at 10:25 AM
Diesel Prices •
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
The December edition of Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Manufacturing Report on Business pointed to manufacturing growth finishing 2011 on a positive note.
Following a $150 million infusion in August geared towards an effort to grow the United States natural gas vehicle sector, Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the largest provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America, recently announced company investors, including Clean Fuels chairman and founder T. Boone Pickens, invested another $150 million into the company in late December.
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Dachser USA President and CEO Frank Guenzerodt about how the $5 billion global 3PL is approaching its U.S growth strategy.
Sunday, January 01, 2012
In everything it does, this New Jersey-based manufacturer is steadfast in providing the highest standards of excellence - particularly when it comes to its supply chain. The medical technology giant’s new 720,000-square-foot hyper-sustainable DC has ushered in a 9 percent improvement in two-day service times along with subsequent reductions in transportation and facility costs.
Top supply chain software analysts break down the drivers that will keep the transportation management systems market on a steady upswing for years to come.
While analysts say rates across the board are forecast to be fairly level compared to what shippers have seen over the past two years, they add that there are a number of unanswered economic and regulatory questions that could greatly affect rates if suddenly resolved.