Friday, November 13, 2015
Carloads were down 8.7 percent annually at 272,063, and intermodal containers and trailers were down 1.5 percent annually at 267,102.
In a research brief issued on Nov. 10, EIA said that at the end of July the HTF was at its lowest level in decades at $6.1 billion. And while a Congressionally approved transfer of more than $8 billion brought the HTF balance to $12 billion at the end of the fiscal year on September 30, it still represented the second-lowest fiscal year-end level since 1984, more than 30 years ago.
Posted on 11/13 at 08:29 AM
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Thursday, November 12, 2015
The Port of New Orleans surpassed the half-million mark for twenty-foot- equivalent units (TEUs) handled in a 12-month period for the first time.
Posted on 11/12 at 01:24 PM
In this white paper, SeaIntelligence Consulting reviews the state of the global containerized transportation industry, noting these are formative years for the industry as it transitions to a new shipping standard.
In recently issued CSA research, entitled “Assessing the Impact of Non-Preventable Crashes on CSA Scores the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) took a deep dive into the impact that non-preventable crashes would have on motor carrier CSA Crash Indicator BASIC measures.
Posted on 11/12 at 10:01 AM
Federal officials should forge a comprehensive strategy to defend the nation’s ports from cyber attacks, Port of Long Beach Director of Security Services Randy Parsons told a U.S. House of Representatives committee in testimony earlier this month.
Posted on 11/12 at 09:21 AM
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Continuing a pattern of stops and starts in the freight transportation market, October marked the third straight month of both annual and sequential declines for shipments and expenditures, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems.
While a focus on 100 percent container scanning has faded into the background to a degree in recent years, that by no means suggests it is gone and forgotten either. That was made clear by U.S. Representative Janice Hahn (D-CA) at a late October House hearing on the prevention and response to a dirty bomb attack at a U.S. port in which she called for 100 percent scanning of cargo at U.S. ports.
Posted on 11/11 at 11:21 AM
Many of these Merchant Mariners are now well into their 80s and 90s and deserve compensation.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Last week, we launched our first supply chain summit in Chicago. Attendees had a chance to hear ten presenters discuss what to expect next year and in the years to come for our industry.