Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The Port of Oakland said that containerized import volume soared 75.76 percent last month from January 2015 totals.
Posted on 02/10 at 05:45 PM
The U.S. Customs & Border Protection announced earlier this week that it will delay the implementation of some parts of its Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) electronic document single window platform beyond the current February 28th deadline.
In the new white paper "The Race for Supply Chain Management Excellence," Howard W. Coleman of the management consulting firm MCA Associate explores this question with a focus on wholesale distribution.
As the pull of shopping online via mobile devices becomes ever more prevalent, recent research from transportation and logistics bellwether UPS shows that as more consumers shop online, they also bring with them specific preferences and guidelines, too.
Posted on 02/10 at 11:48 AM
In an 8-K filing with the Securities Exchange Commission this week, third-party logistics and freight transportation services provider XPO Logistics said it plans to retain the truckload business it acquired through its $3 billion October 2015 acquisition of freight transportation and logistics services provider Con-way Inc.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
In this webcast we'll explore how successful companies use strategies such as cross-client load consolidation, zone skipping, pooling, etc. to minimize freight cost. You’ll hear how transportation optimization is used to generate cost savings and where the ROI comes from.
Even with expected import cargo volume declines in the coming months, the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates expects volumes to be up for the first half of 2016.
Posted on 02/09 at 02:45 PM
Port Tracker •
USPS pointed to ongoing growth in its Shipping and Package Group, whose primary offerings are comprised of Priority Mail, Express Mail, Parcel Select and Parcel Return services, as the key driver for the quarterly revenue gains.
Posted on 02/09 at 12:11 PM
With a 2.3 cent decline to $2.008 per gallon, this week’s price stands as the lowest national average going back to the week of March 16, 2009, when it checked in at $2.017.
Posted on 02/09 at 10:07 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, February 08, 2016
A recent Wall Street Journal report stated that third-party logistics and freight transportation services provider XPO Logistics shut down seven freight terminals that were part of the Con-way Inc. less-than-truckload (LTL) network, Con-way Freight. Con-way was acquired by XPO for $3 billion last year.
Posted on 02/08 at 11:57 AM
XPO Logistics •