Wednesday, January 25, 2012
For every shipper, the topic of supply chain security is always top of mind. That is why I was not entirely surprised to see today that the White House has issued what it’s calling the “National Strategy for Supply Chain Security.”
As China strides into the Year of the Dragon, its economy is in the midst of an aggressive slowdown, warns IHS Global Insight economists.
Like in previous addresses to Congress, President Barack Obama placed a significant emphasis on transportation infrastructure and the role it can play in helping revive the economy and set the stage for future growth in his State of the Union Address last night.
Posted on 01/25 at 11:12 AM
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
While the economic recovery remains far from complete, truck tonnage could be serving as a positive barometer of things to come, based on the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) December and 2011 year-end truck tonnage data, which was released today.
Earlier today, Class I railroad carrier CSX reported another strong quarter, with fourth quarter earnings of $457 million and $0.43 per share.
Posted on 01/24 at 12:26 PM
The final pieces of the Far East-North Europe jigsaw are falling into place following last week’s confirmation by UASC that the carrier will expand its cooperation with CSCL and CMA CGM on the trade
Diesel prices dipped slightly this week, falling 0.6 cents to $3.848 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 01/24 at 08:45 AM
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Monday, January 23, 2012
The Port of Long Beach has reached a tentative agreement on a 40-year, $4.6 billion lease with Orient Overseas Container Line for the Middle Harbor property
There is a common theme when it comes to transportation rates: they have been going up and are expected to continue to do so.
Posted on 01/23 at 03:52 PM