Friday, February 17, 2012
Reports out of Europe today are stating that Netherlands-based TNT NV, a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator, rejected an offer by UPS for TNT’s express business.
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Greg Lehmkuhl, president of Con-way Freight, about the less-than-truckload industry, industry regulations, and pricing and capacity, among other topics.
Total January volume was 474,960 TEU, which was down 3.9 percent annually.
Carload volume—279,501—was up 1.7 percent annually—and was behind the week ending February 4 at 284,546 and the week ending January 28 at 283,654.
Posted on 02/17 at 09:47 AM
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Airlines in the Asia-Pacific region will take delivery of around 9,370 new aircraft over the next 20 years, according to the latest market forecast by Airbus
Posted on 02/16 at 06:01 PM
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The uncertainty over the level of container freight rates in the next few months has severely disrupted trading on the freight futures market, said analysts at the Paris-based consultancy, Alphaliner.
February import cargo volume is expected to be down 6.8 percent on an annual basis, according to the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider MIQ Logistics recently announced that it has bolstered its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) presence through an initiative centered on providing less-than-container (LCL) consolidation services from Istanbul, Turkey to New York.
UPS said this week it has acquired Brussels-based Kiala, a technology provider with a platform that allows e-commerce retailers (e-tailers) to offer consumers the option of having goods delivered to a convenient retail location.
Posted on 02/16 at 09:50 AM
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Social critics of globalization have long characterized the container shipping industry as a villainous partner in the oppression of the world’s most needy. But here’s another example that counters that perception.