Monday, April 06, 2015
A vessel backlog constricting containerized trade since January has eased at the Port of Oakland. The port said today there are no vessels in San Francisco Bay or outside the Golden Gate awaiting berths.
Posted on 04/06 at 08:08 AM
Port of Oakland •
Friday, April 03, 2015
The United States Department of Transportation said yesterday that the seventh round of its TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) competitive grant program was rolled out with $500 million available for national transportation projects.
Posted on 04/03 at 11:17 AM
Carloads for the month—at 1,117,029—were down 3.4 percent, and intermodal—at 1,084,136 containers and trailers—was up 5.7 percent.
Building on their success in 2013, the Top 20 sustained growth in 2014 and are on track for continued improvement this year.
Posted on 04/03 at 09:34 AM
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Ukraine, roiled by conflict with neighboring Russia, poses significant challenges for companies considering expanding their supply chains there. So does Thailand despite the years that have passed since the popular manufacturing destination’s devastating floods. Exactly what risk do these countries present? Their vulnerabilities, as well as those of many other countries, are quantified in the definitive ranking of supply chain resilience around the world, the 2015 FM Global Resilience Index.
Posted on 04/02 at 12:59 PM
The ATA reported that the annualized turnover rate for large truckload carriers in the fourth quarter dropped 1 percent to 96 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, with turnover for small truckloads carriers, which the ATA defines as those with less than $30 million in annual revenue, headed up 1 percent to 95 percent.
Posted on 04/02 at 10:21 AM
Driver Shortage •
Last week was an interesting week. On Monday, I was in Orlando taking part in a panel that addressed 200 transportation and logistics professionals at an industry conference. As part of our panel discussion, we highlighted some sobering trends in transportation that could result in 15% to 20% rate increases for shippers over the next three years.
Posted on 04/02 at 08:22 AM
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Irrespective of age, gender, or experience, the most highly compensated logistics managers are those with the best formal educations. But academics and job recruiters say leadership acumen, the ability to adapt to technology, and “cultural skills” are not to be discounted, especially over the long term.
Consumer confidence is up, fuel costs are down, and trade is growing—all factors that are pulling the air cargo sector out of the doldrums. Our panel of industry experts examines the resurgence and shares how shippers can now work with carriers to mitigate risk and optimize their global supply chain operations.
Yard management systems (YMS) vendors are rolling out new capabilities and incorporating advanced technology to help logistics operations gain better visibility over exactly what’s going on
in their yards at any time.