Wednesday, January 23, 2013
East Asian economies have recorded marked improvements in their ability to enable trade, while traditional frontrunners Singapore and Hong Kong retain a clear lead at the top of the global rankings, according to the Global Enabling Trade Report 2012, released today by the World Economic Forum.
Posted on 01/23 at 10:42 AM
Supply Chain •
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has been definied as an operational and transactional system of record. With its roots in Material Requirements Planning (MRP) it has long been used by leading manufacturers to uncover untapped efficiencies, reduce costs, and provide visibility to managers to aid in informed decision making.
Posted on 01/23 at 10:41 AM
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
While the United States shipping industry remains vulnerable to a capacity crunch, it is clear that many shippers and carriers could do more to help mitigate the strain on the system through more effective planning.
The International Air Transport Association released traffic results for November 2012 which showed an improvement in air freight demand, with volumes edging up 1.6% after declining 2.6% in October, year to year.
Posted on 01/22 at 10:37 AM
Air Cargo •
Air Freight •
Monday, January 21, 2013
The Drewry Hong Kong-Los Angeles container rate benchmark, published in the latest Container Freight Rate Insight report, jumped 14% to $2,524 per forty-foot equivalent unit (FEU) this week, as the January peak season surcharge (PSS) took effect.
As noted in our news section, the IHS special report suggests that new domestic energy sources will have provide logistics managers with new challenges and choices.
Posted on 01/21 at 10:35 AM
The unconventional oil and gas revolution has dramatically changed the global energy landscape, and in its wake is altering the world’s competitive manufacturing and industrial panorama, according to a new report from IHS, a leading source of global information and analytics.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Carload volume—at 279,893—was down 6.4 percent, and intermodal—at 252,896 trailers and containers—was down 6.4 percent.
Posted on 01/18 at 11:57 AM
Company officials said that this facility is located on a 300-acre industrial footprint that is strategically positioned adjacent to CP's mainline between Regina and Moose Jaw and increases capacity and service reliability for intermodal customers with enhanced and more competitive services.