Monday, April 11, 2011
Transportation capacity is an ongoing business challenge that requires shippers to successfully manage uncertainty and the unexpected when shipping products. While many retailers and manufacturers are scrambling to meet current shipping challenges, they actually need to take a longer-term view and create a flexible transportation strategy that addresses the inevitable variations in both customer demand and carrier availability.
Posted on 04/11 at 01:22 PM
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The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) recently unveiled the details relating to an agreement made in early March regarding the cross-border trucking program between the United States and Mexico.
Entitled UPS SurePost, this service is a “contract-only service that combines the consistency and reliability of the UPS Ground network, from pickup through transferring to the Post Office, with the cost benefits of using the United States Postal Service (USPS) for final delivery," according to company officials.
The current trade environment makes U.S. exports into Canada very attractive. But, as any logistics professional can tell you, taking advantage of this opportunity is not as easy as it seems.
Companies in Canada can seem so similar to us that differences are forgotten or ignored with unanticipated and unprofitable consequences. Discover how to “minimize the border” and reduce your risk with “7 Reasons Shipping to Canada Shouldn’t Be A Pain in the Neck.
Posted on 04/11 at 08:34 AM
Having launched a new enhancement to its analytics earlier this month, Zepol Corporation said it will follow up with fine tuning after gathering user feedback.
Friday, April 08, 2011
Last month the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released an air cargo security update which is likely to have an impact on air cargo moving from non-U.S. locations inbound to the U.S.
For the week ending April 2, the AAR reported that carload volume hit its highest level since the end of 2008 at 305,905 carloads for a 5.7 percent annual increase. This outpaced the weeks ending March 26, March 19, and March 12, which hit 200,903, 292,164, and 303,953, respectively.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Many shipping industry insiders were caught off guard when Richard D. Steinke announced his intention to retire as executive director of the Port of Long Beach this week.
The abrupt withdrawal of Boeing 737 aircraft from Southwest Airlines’ fleet had little impact on shippers, said an industry leader
Lately when I think of NAFTA, I tend to think of the U.S.-Mexico cross-border trucking program and all of the starts and stops and related drama associated with it over the years. But a recently-released report from the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) got me thinking about NAFTA in a different way.