Monday, December 20, 2010
I've traditionally chosen to stay clear of predictions and forecasts in our December Buyers Guide issue, but I found it too hard to pass up this year considering that many shippers may now find themselves standing at the edge of a precipice. Why do I sound so dire during this otherwise festive time of year?
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Truck tonnage was essentially flat in November compared with October, according to data released by the American Trucking Associations. Following a cumulative 2.8 percent increase over September and October, the ATA’s advance seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage index was down 0.1 percent in November.
Volumes at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and Port of Long Beach (POLB) were solid year-over-year in November and mixed on a sequential basis.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Massachusetts Representative Edward D. Markey (D) introduced legislation last month requiring 100 percent screening of all cargo on cargo planes. This legislation follows the October attempts by terrorists to send explosives originating from Yemen to the United States on cargo and passenger planes.
Friday, December 17, 2010
In a development that represents a contrary trend in ocean cargo shipping, the Horizon Hawk has departed Shanghai for Los Angeles last week on the inaugural voyage of the company's new Transpacific Five Star Express (FSX) service
A federal judge in the U.S. District Court ruled against ABF Freight Systems in its case against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, various subsidiaries of YRC Worldwide and other entities following a ratified labor agreement by YRCW Teamsters members.
Posted on 12/17 at 01:50 PM
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Third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Saddle Creek Corp. said this week it has acquired San Diego-based ProLog Logistics Inc., a provider of warehousing and fulfillment services.
We asked SAGE ADVICE columnists John Gentle and Wayne Bourne to answer a few questions in an effort to neatly summarize the past 11 months and help shippers prepare for the road ahead in 2011. Here’s what they had to say:
While the nearly $860 billion tax cut bill is heading to President Obama to be signed into law, it would not only mean that income taxes remain at current levels, it would also mean good news is coming down the track for short line railroads.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that railroad volumes for the week ending December 11 were up compared to the same timeframe a year ago.
Posted on 12/17 at 10:15 AM