Monday, January 16, 2012
Shippers should not lose sleep over the recent, short-lived jump in spot rates, but ought instead focus on ways to mitigate the risk of another sudden capacity crunch later in the year, urges Drewry Maritime Research.??
The United States exported $177.8 billion in goods and services in November, 2011, according to data released late last week by the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the U.S. Commerce Department.
Posted on 01/16 at 10:26 AM
Global Trade •
Friday, January 13, 2012
Donald J. “Don” Schneider, a trucking industry visionary and chairman emeritus and former president and CEO of truckload giant Schneider National, died Jan. 13 in De Pere, Wis., following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Schneider was 76.
This service will run to and from Las Vegas and key markets in northern California, with overnight deliveries now available between Las Vegas and Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose, and Stockton, according to Reddaway.
Dachser USA has expanded its global network with the addition of branch offices in South Africa located in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.
Import cargo volumes at major United States-based container ports are expected to be flat this month, according to the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
Posted on 01/13 at 10:21 AM
Thursday, January 12, 2012
For the week ending January 7, carload volume—at 274,862—was down 3.7 percent annually, and intermodal loadings—at 193,812—were down 9.3 percent.
Posted on 01/12 at 03:34 PM
Even a casual observer of freight transportation and logistics knows that December’s final rule from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regarding the truck drivers’ Hours-of-Service (HOS) rule was a big deal.
Posted on 01/12 at 01:53 PM
Trucking HOS •
The U.S. economy is “superbly positioned” for a “new era of growth” as it emerges from three years of economic doldrums, but must make key decisions and investments to take advantage of the rebound, America’s top business lobbyist is predicting for 2012.
Spurred to a large degree by a decent holiday shopping season, December retail sales showed sequential and annual growth, according to data released by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).