Monday, December 24, 2012
This holiday season, let’s remember those toiling on the high seas, who make ocean cargo shipping the key symbol of globalization. It’s lonely and often dangerous work, done by professionals who – for the most part – remain background players in the worldwide distribution network. Without them, however, the backbone of the supply chain would surely crumble.
Friday, December 21, 2012
While shippers using East and Gulf Coast ports brace for the imminent strike of ILA dockworkers, the West Coast shipping community is also expressing concern.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
October’s SCI, which represents data for the most recent month available, was -5.0, which represents an almost 2 point improvement from September’s -6.9.
Posted on 12/19 at 12:46 PM
FTR Associates •
In two separate letters, The National Retail Federation (NRF) and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) called upon President Obama to engage directly in contract negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd.
The aftereffects of Super Storm Sandy had an impact on fiscal second quarter net income for global transportation and parcel bellwether FedEx at $438 million, which was down 12 percent annually from $497 million, the company said in its earnings announcement today.
Posted on 12/19 at 10:15 AM
The Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) has received a number of inquiries from users of the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) regarding Peter Moore’s column in the November 2012 issue of Logistics Management. These inquiries relate to the suggestion by Mr. Moore that a recent action by the CCSB to reclassify pallets has resulted in a far-reaching change to the classification of palletized freight and to the information that shippers of palletized freight must show on bills of lading at time of shipment.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
November trucking volumes largely recovered from the Hurricane Sandy-induced declines in October, according to data released by the American Trucking Associations.
If you see a few more UPS delivery trucks than usual in your neighborhood this week, do not be surprised. There are more than a few reasons for that.
Posted on 12/18 at 12:57 PM
Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider CEVA Logistics said this week it has signed a definitive agreement with Australia-based Brambles Limited, a provider of pallet, crate and container pooling solutions through the CHEP and IFCO brands, to sell its Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) groups, European Container Logistics and its Asia Pacific Pallecon business.
Posted on 12/18 at 10:42 AM
Global Logistics •
Diesel prices continued to head south this week, with the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration reporting that the average price per gallon fell 4.6 cents to $3.945 per gallon.
Posted on 12/18 at 09:57 AM
Diesel Prices •