Tuesday, June 09, 2015
While physical threats to international sea and air cargo gateways have been top of mind ever since the events of 9/11, security analysts say more attention should be given to reduce exposure to internet penetration and hacking attacks. Should existing cyber security processes be compromised, they add, a cascading effect might be created, thereby disrupting huge segments of any given supply chain.
Following its April announcement that it planned to acquire Lyon, France-based 3PL Norbert Dentressangle SA for $3.53 billion, non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics said yesterday that the acquisition has been made official.
Posted on 06/09 at 08:34 AM
XPO Logistics •
The average price per gallon saw a 2.5 cent decline to $2.884 per gallon, following a 0.5 cent decrease last week, which followed six straight weeks of falling prices for a cumulative 16-cent drop.
Posted on 06/09 at 07:43 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, June 08, 2015
Late last week, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) formally released its long-awaited Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study, which was a requirement of the current federal surface transportation bill known as Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). While the objectives of the study were ambitious, its findings did not yield anything of true significance, because of what DOT called data limitations.
Posted on 06/08 at 12:28 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said last week that POLA and Cargomatic and POLA are testing Cargomatic’s mobile app to accelerate the flow of containerized cargo at the port, which POLA said is key for increasing supply chain efficiency.
Posted on 06/08 at 10:40 AM
Friday, June 05, 2015
As West Coast ports get back to a sense of normalcy on the heels of a nine-month labor disruption that that had a major impact of port throughput and operations, the inbound supply chain, and the economy, new legislation introduced this week aims to ensure that the situation that led to that predicament does not happen again in the future.
Posted on 06/05 at 12:15 PM
Starting with the 2017 model year, new Class 8 truck configurations will have to be outfitted with electronic stability controls (ESC) that backers and regulators say will sharply curtail truck rollovers.
Posted on 06/05 at 11:05 AM
Thursday, June 04, 2015
May carloads-at 1,074,285-were down 9.4 percent–or 111,539 carloads–annually, and intermodal volume for the month–at 1,085,968 trailers and containers–saw a 3.8 percent–or 40,057 units–annual gain.
Posted on 06/04 at 10:28 AM
For a while there, it “sort of” felt like the economic recovery we had all told ourselves was happening was in fact, you know, really, happening. But as it turns out, we may have gotten a bit ahead of ourselves with that thought.
Posted on 06/04 at 08:59 AM
As the Port of Houston and other Gulf cargo gateways recover from last months big storm, Hurricane specialists have identified the most vulnerable regions in the nation’s supply chain.