Friday, June 14, 2013
Carload volume—at 278,249—was down 2.8 percent annually, and intermodal—at 252,641 trailers and containers—was up 2.5 percent annually.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
A long talked about alternative to the Panama Canal moved one step closer this week
Posted on 06/13 at 07:04 PM
Global Trade •
Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling rejecting two more concession requirements in the Port of Los Angeles clean-trucks program was praised by the American Trucking Associations
Earlier this week, DHL Global Forwarding, a subsidiary of global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL, rolled out a new air freight product geared towards the life sciences and healthcare sectors called DHL Thermonet.
Posted on 06/13 at 11:14 AM
The Department of Commerce reported that May retail sales at $421.1 billion were up 0.6 percent over April and up 4.7 percent compared to May 2012, and the NRF said May retail sales rose 0.6 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from April and were up 4.3 percent on an unadjusted basis annually.
The amount of data in our world has been exploding, and analyzing large data sets—so-called big data—will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and consumer surplus, according to research by The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) and McKinsey’s Business Technology Office.
Posted on 06/13 at 09:08 AM
This $97 million facility is part of the railroad’s Crescent Corridor project, which aims to establish an efficient, high-capacity intermodal freight rail route between the Gulf Coast and the North East.
Posted on 06/13 at 03:40 AM
The Department of Transportation says applications for 2013 TIGER grants total more than $9 billion, which crushes the $474 million DOT has allocated for it.
Posted on 06/13 at 03:34 AM
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The BTS said that the April Freight TSI at 112.4 is 18.5 percent higher than April 2009’s low point of 94.8 during the recession.
Posted on 06/12 at 01:41 PM
Freight TSI •
In early July, the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will commence implementation of the liquidated damages phase of the Import Security Filing, which is commonly known as 10+2.
Posted on 06/12 at 10:55 AM