Monday, September 14, 2015
Following July, which saw mixed results, August volumes at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) were on the same page, with the two largest North American ports, which collectively account for more than 40 percent of U.S. imports, posting annual gains.
August followed a similar pattern laid out in July in the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems, with declines for both freight shipments and expenditures.
When it comes to addressing the yawning infrastructure needs of this country, many state legislatures and governors are basically saying, “Who needs Washington? Let’s do it ourselves.”
Posted on 09/14 at 07:53 AM
Fuel Tax •
Friday, September 11, 2015
The most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR continued to show a recent growth push, with the July TCI, which is the most recent month for which data is available, hitting a new high for 2015.
Posted on 09/11 at 10:49 AM
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 0.6 percent from June to July, following a 0.3 percent decline from May to June.
Posted on 09/11 at 09:16 AM
Freight TSI •
Carloads were off 0.4 percent annually at 287,339, and intermodal containers and trailers were up 17 percent compared to the same week last year at 279,867.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Scan one or multiple codes on any pallet indoor or outdoor, even if the codes are damaged, scratched, folded or covered with a film, and achieve the highest read rates on the market no matter if the reader is fixed on the wall, on a conveyor or even directly placed on a forklift.
Posted on 09/10 at 12:29 PM
XPO Logistics said it plans to acquire Con-way, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based provider of transportation and logistics services, including its flagship less-than-truckload group Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload, and its global 3PL unit Menlo Logistics.
Posted on 09/10 at 08:57 AM
Targeting potentially dangerous air cargo is the focus and reason behind Pre-loading Advanced Cargo Information. How can freight forwarders get prepared?
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
With the holiday season quickly approaching, gains in imports are following, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.