Tuesday, July 17, 2012
With a September 30 deadline looming, The International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance remain in negotiations on a new contract this week in Delray Beach, Florida.
Posted on 07/17 at 02:44 PM
Ocean Cargo •
Rapid-Growth Markets, particularly in Asia, have the necessary tools available to ease both fiscal and monetary policy allowing growth to resume towards the end of the year.
A new report issued by the American Trucking Associations is aimed at helping fleets recruit and train qualified truck drivers.
June volumes at the Port of Long Beach (POLB) were up both annually and sequentially.
Diesel prices rose for the second straight week on the heels of a 12-week span of declining prices, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 07/17 at 09:09 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, July 16, 2012
As noted in our news section, the NRF is asking that both labor and management issue a statement committing to continue negotiating and working without interruption, even if negotiations extend beyond the September 30th contract expiration.
The National Retail Federation is calling on labor and management officials to work together to avoid cargo disruptions
Total container volume—at 696,847 Twenty-foot Equivalents (TEU)—were up 8.75 percent annually and were below May and April, which hit 731,352 TEU and 707,182 TEU, respectively.
TransCore’s DAT North American Freight Index, which reflects spot market freight availability on its network of load boards in the United States and Canada, posted a 6.3 percent gain in June on an annual basis while setting a same-month record for highest freight volume in the month of June.
Data from both Commerce and NRF showed that retail sales decreased on a sequential basis in June for the third consecutive month. This marks the first time retail sales have fallen for three straight months since late 2008.