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Monday, August 11, 2014
Strong mid-year results disguise patchy regional performance
The current shortage of officer corps seafarers is forecast to worsen and risks impacting ocean cargo carrier profitability, according to Drewry’s recently published Manning 2014 Annual Report.
As has been the case for several months, heavy spot market activity remains prevalent in the freight transportation market, with July turning in another strong performance, according to recent data published by Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider DAT.
Posted on 08/11 at 09:12 AM
Spot Market •
Friday, August 08, 2014
For the quarter, PwC said there were 51 transportation and logistics transactions values at $50 million or more for a total of $20 billion, which was ahead of 38 deals for a cumulative $16.2 billion recorded during the first quarter and the 39 deals valued at a cumulative $16.b billion in the second quarter of 2013.
Posted on 08/08 at 11:11 AM
United States Class I carloads were up 86,792 carloads–or 6.3 percent annually–at 1,471,811 in July, and intermodal volume was up 5.5 percent annually––or 67,524 units––at 1,286,160 containers and trailers for the highest July on the intermodal side ever recorded.
Posted on 08/08 at 09:49 AM
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Canada’s largest rail operator has developed a new parts management and maintenance program to reduce the downtime of mobile cranes at its intermodal terminals.
Posted on 08/07 at 03:41 AM
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
The joint organization will be known as APICS and the APICS Foundation will be called APICS Supply Chain Council, with the SCC brand being maintained and leveraged post-merger, according to APICS.
With Keystone XL in limbo, our rapidly changing energy supply chain needs a new risk management strategy.
Posted on 08/06 at 03:24 AM
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
The NMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, increased 2.7 percent to 58.7, which is its highest level since its inception in January 2008.
Posted on 08/05 at 12:49 PM
Total intermodal volume movements—at 4,173,329—were up 8.2 percent compared to the second quarter of 2013. IANA said this strong output stands as the highest quarterly intermodal growth rate since early 2011. And through the first two quarters of 2014, total intermodal volumes––at 7,950,783––were up 5.5 percent compared to the midpoint of 2013 and matching up with the 5.8 percent annual gain recorded during the second half of 2013.
Posted on 08/05 at 10:02 AM