Thursday, February 03, 2011
This FREE Research Brief provides insights into the challenges and concerns medium and large businesses are encountering in their freight transportation operations.
Like its companion report on the manufacturing side, the Institute for Supply Management’s Non-Manufacturing Report on Business is off to a good start in 2011, showing growth for the 14th straight month.
In light of attempts last October by terrorists to send explosives originating from Yemen to the United States on cargo and passenger planes, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said late last month it is looking to accelerate the deadline for screening United States-bound air cargo to December 31, 2011.
In an effort to expand its presence in Latin America and help facilitate global trade, UPS Capital, the financial services subsidiary of UPS, announced this week it has opened new offices in Bogota, Colombia and Lima, Peru.
Posted on 02/03 at 08:32 AM
Supply Chain Finance •
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
As the economy shows some signs of improvement, the trucking market may be somewhat ahead of the curve, according to the most recent edition of the Trucking Update by FTR Associates, a freight transportation forecasting firm.
Many shipping analysts suggest that U.S. West Coast ports should be back on their heels when it comes to discussing the Panama Canal expansion. At least one leading port authority disagrees
Legislation calling to increase competition in the railroad industry was recently introduced by Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX).
Following a December announcement in which it indicated it had reached an agreement to acquire the full service lease, contract maintenance, commercial rental and dedicated contract carriage businesses of Fontana, California-based The Scully Companies Inc., freight transportation and logistics services provider Ryder System said this week the deal has been made official.
Posted on 02/02 at 08:12 AM
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
In what has again become a common occurrence, diesel prices are up once again this week, going up $0.8 cents to $3.438 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA added that current prices are up 65.7 cents per gallon compared to last year.
Earlier today, I reported on the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) monthly Manufacturing Report on Business. In the interest of not repeating the story verbatim, I will tell you this: it was a very, very good report.
Posted on 02/01 at 01:38 PM