Monday, December 03, 2012
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, was 49.5 in November, which was down 2.2 percent from October’s 51.7.
Group News Editor Jeff Berman offers his list of the 12 news stories that helped shape "the year that was" in logistics and transportation management. The list touches on the impact CSA will make on rates and capacity, how YRC’s comeback is affecting the LTL landscape, and how the DOT’s new Freight Policy Council could help our domestic freight network stay competitive in the global economy.
Posted on 12/03 at 12:07 PM
December 2012 •
The company said rates for each service will increase by a net average of 4.9 percent and take effect on January 7, 2013.
Posted on 12/03 at 10:45 AM
Saturday, December 01, 2012
Top analysts help logistics and supply chain professionals better understand and overcome the mounting challenges of global transportation and logistics management.
Over the past few tumultuous years, economists, editors, and analysts in just about every industry have realized that it doesn’t pay to be in the "prediction" business.
Let’s compare notes: Here’s what my colleagues and I saw this year in logistics and transportation management and what we expect next year—along with some suggested actions on important issues.
Friday, November 30, 2012
While negotiating teams representing employers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach meet with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit ("OCU") today, several key terminals at both ocean cargo gateways are shut down.
Carload volume—at 252,931—was down 4.6 percent annually, and intermodal volumes—at 194,538 trailers and containers—were up 1.9 percent annually.
Posted on 11/30 at 08:58 AM
Rail Freight •
Global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. recently rolled out Navisphere, which it said is the next version of its single global technology platform.
Despite clear inefficiencies, many are reluctant to make change until the damage is done.