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Friday, April 03, 2015
Carloads for the month—at 1,117,029—were down 3.4 percent, and intermodal—at 1,084,136 containers and trailers—was up 5.7 percent.
Building on their success in 2013, the Top 20 sustained growth in 2014 and are on track for continued improvement this year.
Posted on 04/03 at 09:34 AM
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Ukraine, roiled by conflict with neighboring Russia, poses significant challenges for companies considering expanding their supply chains there. So does Thailand despite the years that have passed since the popular manufacturing destination’s devastating floods. Exactly what risk do these countries present? Their vulnerabilities, as well as those of many other countries, are quantified in the definitive ranking of supply chain resilience around the world, the 2015 FM Global Resilience Index.
Posted on 04/02 at 12:59 PM
The ATA reported that the annualized turnover rate for large truckload carriers in the fourth quarter dropped 1 percent to 96 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, with turnover for small truckloads carriers, which the ATA defines as those with less than $30 million in annual revenue, headed up 1 percent to 95 percent.
Posted on 04/02 at 10:21 AM
Driver Shortage •
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, fell 1.4 percent to 51.5 (a PMI of 50 or greater represents growth), declining for the fifth straight month since reaching 57.9 in October 2014. And it is 4 percent below the 12-month average of 55.5. The March PMI is at its lowest level since May 2013’s 50.1.
Posted on 04/01 at 01:43 PM
The new online offering is entitled “Vessels at a Glance” and is comprised of a daily update that shows all vessels at berth and anchor within POLB, as well as the Port of Los Angeles (POLA). It also includes information relating to vessel arrival and departure dates and length of stay in Long Beach, too, along with weekly updated charts that show the number of vessels at anchor at POLB and POLA that POLB officials said illustrate trends occurring over the last six months.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that U.S. trade with its North America Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico in January dropped 1.2 percent to $89.3 billion.
Posted on 03/31 at 10:59 AM
Despite great strides in mechanization and technology, many U.S. ports and terminals remain challenged by political conflicts, internecine competition, and internal communication issues.
Posted on 03/31 at 09:24 AM
Navis World 2015 welcomes record crowds to examine technological solutions to port congestion
Posted on 03/31 at 09:02 AM
Ocean Cargo •
The current price–at $2.854 per gallon–is down 4 cents from last week and stands as the lowest average weekly price going back to the week of February 15, 2010, when it was at $2.756 per gallon.
Posted on 03/31 at 08:46 AM
Diesel Prices •