Friday, February 25, 2011
In a sign that the economic recovery is showing some more positive signals, the Department of Commerce reported this week that new orders for manufactured durable goods in January went up $5.3 billion—or 2.7 percent—to $200.5 billion.
The week ending February 19 delivered solid year-over-year gains, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Want to know where all that corporate cash we hear about sitting on the sidelines is going? Try the materials handling industry.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Agriculture Transportation Coalition is asking its members to share information on ocean carrier practice regarding Entry Summary Declaration
Earlier today, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) held a hearing, entitled “Review of Commodity, Boxcar, and TOFC/COFC Exemptions.” The STB said the objective of the hearing is to review regulatory exemptions for certain types of rail traffic to determine their effectiveness in the marketplace, see whether the rationale behind these exemptions should be revisited, and also if these exemptions should be subject to periodic review.
National Gateway officials said that the Northeast Ohio Terminal is the cornerstone of a new double-stack freight rail corridor between East Coast sea ports such as the Port of Baltimore and the Midwest.
Just how closely hemispheric seaports are working together will be explored at an upcoming conference examining the North American Free Trade Agreement
Positive momentum in the trucking sector continued on the right path in January following a decent December, according to data released by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
By banking on a combination of cross-docking and flow-through distribution to rapidly provide its customers with the latest fashions at affordable prices, the retailer has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in a highly competitive retail landscape.
Rob Martinez, president and CEO of Shipware Systems Corp., Jerry Hempstead, president of Hempstead Consulting, and David Ross, transportation and logistics director for Stifel Nicolaus equity research, engage in a free-flowing exchange of views on price trends, service enhancements, and operational strategies being implemented in the parcel express sector.