Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The ATA said that seasonally-adjusted (SA) truck tonnage in October—at 113.7 (2000=100)—dipped 3.8 percent annually, and the not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment, hit 123.7 in October, which was 7.7 percent better than September and was 5.2 percent higher than the October 2011 NSA.
Last week, the Association of American Railroads said it remains fully committed to implementing Positive Train Control (PTC) even though it noted that myriad challenges stand in the way to get that accomplished by a 2015 deadline.
The business conditions outlook for shippers appears to continue to be moving sideways, according to the monthly Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR Associates.
Posted on 11/20 at 11:20 AM
FTR Associates •
Diesel prices continue to head south, with prices dropping 0.4 cents this week to $3.976 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
Posted on 11/20 at 09:25 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, November 19, 2012
Had enough of reading and hearing about companies scaling back investment, research, and hiring plans, due to the pending Fiscal Cliff and other things like economic uncertainty? Well, hold on for a while, because this stuff is not fading away anytime soon.
Posted on 11/19 at 02:33 PM
According to company officials, non-contractual 2013 rates will be comprised of a net increase of 4.5 percent for UPS Air and International Services and UPS ground packages are going up 4.9 percent.
Posted on 11/19 at 11:16 AM
The Port of Los Angeles has released its October 2012 cargo volumes. Overall volumes increased .82 percent compared to October 2011.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement by the European Commissioner for Climate Action suspending the inclusion of international aviation in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS).
Posted on 11/19 at 10:07 AM
Air Cargo •
Air Freight •
Zepol Corporation reported this week that U.S. import volume in October, measured in TEUs (twenty-foot-containers), is down 6.8% from September and another 4.8% from October of last year.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Earlier this week, media reports indicated that the European Union (EU) will implement a one-year “freeze” on its costly emissions trading scheme (ETS) that would impose new emissions taxes on U.S. and the United States and other nations’ air carriers flying into and out of the EU.