Monday, October 22, 2012
The trucking industry faces a dual threat of a looming people shortage and a surfeit of regulations that affect profitability and will result in continued consolidation in the industry, according to Steve O’Kane, president of A. Duie Pyle.
Posted on 10/22 at 10:34 AM
A. Duie Pyle •
The nation faces a demographic crisis that is creating a drastic need to reform retiree and health care entitlements that is affecting the nation’s financial health, a top business lobbyist is predicting.
The latest chapter regarding UPS’s planned $6.28 billion acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT NV, a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator, came late last week in the form of a Statement of Objections (SO) from the European Commission.
Posted on 10/22 at 09:42 AM
TNT NV •
TNT Express •
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Department of Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank recently selected Brandon Fried of the Washington D.C.-based Airforwarders Association to the newly formed U.S. Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness.
Posted on 10/20 at 05:03 PM
Air Cargo •
Air Freight •
Friday, October 19, 2012
The recent news pertaining to the United States Commerce Department’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness is clearly a positive one for all supply chain stakeholders.
Carload volume—at 285,089—was down 6.1 percent compared to the same week a year ago, and intermodal volumes—at 250,826 trailers and containers—were up 2.6 percent annually.
Posted on 10/19 at 09:32 AM
Some shippers are using Matson’s China service as an alternative to air freight, clearly an option that delivers significant value for their supply chains.
Posted on 10/19 at 08:56 AM
Ocean Freight •
Miami-Dade County announced that the contracting phase of its project to deepen the Port of Miami’s channel to minus 50 feet has begun
Thursday, October 18, 2012
At this month’s Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Annual Conference, Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman had an exclusive interview with CHRW CEO and Chairman of the Board John Wiehoff about the company’s growth and acquisition plans, how it views the future, and the current freight transportation market.
NS officials said the $97.5 million facility is part of the $2.5 billion Crescent Corridor initiative, which aims to establish an efficient, high-capacity intermodal freight rail route between the Gulf Coast and the Northeast. This facility is located on a 316-acre site in McCalla, Alabama.