Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Keeping in line with seasonal patterns that have been intact since the conclusion of the Great Recession, both shipment volumes and freight spending declined from December to January, although each saw annual gains, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index.
Posted on 02/10 at 02:15 PM
With a 0.4 cent increase to $2.835 per gallon, the average price per gallon checked in at $2.835, which is slightly ahead of last week’s $2.831 per gallon, which marks the lowest average weekly price since the week of February 15, 2010, when it was at $2.756 per gallon.
Posted on 02/10 at 11:26 AM
Diesel Prices •
XPO Logistics announced late yesterday it has acquired New York, New York-based UX Specialized Logistics, a North American provider of last mile logistics services for major retail chains and e-commerce shippers.
I recently had the pleasure of participating in Logistics Management’s 2015 Rate Outlook webcast. During the 45 minute discussion our panel of top economic and transportation market analysts examined the current state of transportation rate structures, and where we are likely to see them head in 2015.
Posted on 02/10 at 09:59 AM
Monday, February 09, 2015
While both sides are doing what they feel is best for their members, the impasse between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore Warehouse and Union is severely impacting West Coast port operations, and, to a larger extent, the supply chain in more than a few ways. The impasse between the parties has been well-documented in both the trade and mainstream press, and at time that is no easy task, given the many starts and (mostly) stops this situation has seen.
Posted on 02/09 at 03:18 PM
The Port of Oakland today released an update on seaport operations and the status of waterfront labor talks.
Posted on 02/09 at 02:00 PM
Port of Oakland •
LinkEx was established in 2002. It has 50 employees and generated $36 million in 2014 revenue.
Posted on 02/09 at 12:24 PM
Total 2014 intermodal volume—at 16,276,892 containers and trailers––saw a 4.8 percent annual increase compared to 2013. Domestic containers—at 6,444,532—were up 5.7 percent, and international containers—at 8,166,010—were up 4.4 percent. All domestic equipment at 8,110,882—was up 5.1 percent, and trailers rose 2.9 percent to 1,666,350.
Posted on 02/09 at 11:52 AM
Cargo demand for Asian containerized imports has remained strong through the typically slower winter season and heading into the Lunar New Year holidays, according to container line data collected by the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement
Friday, February 06, 2015
The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced today that weekend vessel loading and unloading operations will be temporarily suspended this weekend, with yard, rail and gate operations continuing at terminal operators’ discretion.
Posted on 02/06 at 05:57 PM