Thursday, August 30, 2012
When H. J. Heinz Company and CEVA Logistics, announced a five-year ocean freight contract earlier this week, it may signal similar groundbreaking deals in the future.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global traffic results for July showing slower growth in freight, but with considerable variation by region and market.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
While natural gas is making inroads as a possible way for shippers and carriers to counter increasing and uncertain energy costs, a recent survey published by Transport Capital Partners and ACT Research shows that there are cautious reasons to be optimistic when gauging future natural gas prospects.
U.S.-bound waterborne shipments, which posted a 2 percent gain from May to June, saw a 9 percent jump from June to July at 1,178,584, according to Panjiva.
Posted on 08/29 at 09:57 AM
Global Logistics •
As the full force of Hurricane Isaac has yet to be measured, the Port of New Orleans was taking no chances.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) said today that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 6.6 percent in June 2012 compared to June 2011 at $82.6 billion.
Posted on 08/28 at 12:16 PM
FMCSA officials said that these changes were based in part on public comments received from a preview of proposed changed to its Safety Management System (SMS) Web site.
Posted on 08/28 at 09:49 AM
The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners praised the California Transportation Commission for their decision to commit $242 million in voter-approved Proposition 1B bond funding to the redevelopment of the former Oakland Army Base
The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this week that prices increased for the eighth straight week, rising 6.3 cents to $4.089. This is the highest price per gallon for diesel since hitting $4.127 the week of April 16.
Posted on 08/28 at 07:03 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, August 27, 2012
As the GOP convenes in the port city of Tampa this week, the shipping community waits to see how the Obama Administration deals with a hurricane headed for New Orleans. Unfortunately, that is not the only storm threatening vital U.S. ocean cargo gateways
Posted on 08/27 at 07:14 PM