Thursday, September 13, 2012
If the materials handling industry is any indicator, the economy is healing.
Earlier this month, Class I railroad carrier CN rolled out plans to increase its assets by acquiring more than 2,200 new freight cars this year and 1,300 new containers. Company officials said the impetus for this is to support traffic growth and improve service.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Consensus views on a U.S. manufacturing resurgence have largely centered on rising labor costs in markets such as China as the key driver of re-shoring back to the U.S.
The August edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners pointed to similar rate activity in August compared to the same period a year ago.
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported today in its quarterly Trucking Activity Report that the annualized turnover rate for linehaul truckload fleets of all sizes increased in the second quarter
Company officials said the move should be completed during the first quarter of 2013
In a speech that should resonate with LM readers, UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis called on leaders in Washington, D.C., to prepare a bipartisan debt reduction plan by January.
Posted on 09/12 at 09:23 AM
Global Trade •
In a move to take advantage of constituent “synergies,” GS1 US and the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions (VICS) Association have signed a memorandum of understanding to merge their operations
Posted on 09/12 at 09:05 AM
Supply Chain •
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Prior to 9/11, security was not a top concern for most U.S. ports, said Bethann Rooney, member of the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) Security Committee, chairperson of the AAPA Port Security Caucus, and security manager at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.
According to a Wall Street Journal report, the Chinese government has granted both companies the green light to provide intra-China express package services.
Posted on 09/11 at 01:06 PM