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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The Global Shippers Forum (GSF) has called for a manageable but rigorous set of monitoring KPIs that can provide the required level of confidence to customers that ocean shipping alliances can deliver tangible benefits in terms of reduced costs, competitive ocean rates and improved services for shippers.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Zurich Insurance and their head of Strategic Business Risk, Linda Conrad, are sharing some interesting insights into the longer-term financial implications of the prolonged West Coast port disruption for retailers across the country.
Posted on 03/23 at 09:07 AM
In marked contrast to reports emanating from U.S. West Coast ports, The Georgia Ports Authority is boasting strong and sustained growth across all major markets in the month of February, including bulk, breakbulk, autos and machinery, and containerized freight.
Posted on 03/23 at 08:57 AM
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Friday, March 20, 2015
MHI will preview its 2015 Annual Industry Report-Supply Chain Innovation: Making the Impossible Possible during the March 25 Keynote at ProMat 2015.
Posted on 03/20 at 08:35 AM
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that four of five transportation modes – truck, rail, pipeline, and vessel – carried more U.S. freight with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico by value in 2014 than in 2013.
Posted on 03/20 at 08:21 AM
U.S. carloads were down 3.5 percent annually at 278,856, and intermodal volume was up 7 percent compared to the same week as last year at 274,175 trailers and containers.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Earlier this month, Cargomatic announced it had formally rolled out its Cargomatic Free Flow program, which is geared towards reducing congestion at POLA, the Port of Long Beach, and other ports, too.
Early returns on dimensional pricing changes are encouraging for FedEx, but an analyst says impact will be clearer after the fiscal fourth quarter results are issued in about three months.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Class I railroad carrier CN announced this week that it intends to construct a $259 million (Canadian) intermodal and logistics hub adjacent to its main line in Milton, Ontario, which is about 30 miles west of Toronto.
Posted on 03/18 at 01:54 PM
Not surprisingly, February volumes at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and Port of Long Beach (POLB) were down on an annual basis in February, as the months-long labor dispute between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore & Warehouse Union, which impacted freight flows and port operations in the form of terminal congestion and related supply chain challenges, came to an end.
Posted on 03/18 at 11:53 AM