Thursday, August 23, 2012
Where there once appeared to be hope regarding avoiding a labor strike at East and Gulf cost ports, there are now, again, apprehensions over a potentially damaging labor-related squabble that could have a significant impact in shippers’ Peak Season operations planning.
Posted on 08/23 at 09:56 AM
Transportation and logistics merger & acquisition deal activity in the second quarter continued the solid momentum seen in the first quarter and also was in line with deal making activity from the same quarter last year, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) quarterly report, entitled “Intersections: Second Quarter 2012 global transportation and logistics industry mergers and acquisitions analysis.”
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
While digging out from the avalanche of e-mail I received last week, it is hard for me to overlook just how much can happen in short period.
Posted on 08/22 at 01:21 PM
Abandoning its longstanding commitment to a collective approach in bargaining with the Teamsters, financially ailing ABF Freight System has informed the union it is pulling out of the National Master Freight Agreement and will negotiate a separate contract.
The offer period for UPS’s $6.28 billion acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT NV, a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator will be extended from its original expiration date of August 31 to November 9, according to UPS and TNT officials.
Posted on 08/22 at 09:43 AM
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Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation CEO discusses the report and calls for holistic view to regulatory landscape.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The ATA reported that seasonally-adjusted (SA) truck tonnage in July—at 118.8 (2000=100)—was flat compared to June, which was up 1.2 percent compared to May, representing the largest month-to-month increase in 2012 year-to-date. SA tonnage was down 1.0 percent in May.
The performance of cyber sales in the second quarter is stellar compared to the poor showing of the brick-and-mortar stores.
Posted on 08/21 at 01:35 PM
The majority of U.S. industrial manufacturers who were surveyed remain optimistic regarding prospects for the U.S. economy, but sentiment about the global economic outlook continues to weaken, according to the Q2 2012 Manufacturing Barometer recently released by PwC U.S.
A partnership to promote imports and re-exports of apparel and fashion between Asia, the Colon Free Zone and Latin American destinations was signed by the Panamanian company Exclusive Brands Logistics Corp. and Damco Panama.