Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Second quarter total volume—at 4,362,049 containers and trailers— was up 4.5 percent annually, IANA reported. Domestic containers—at 1,690,190—were up 3.5 percent, and international containers—at 2,270,328—were up 6.8 percent. All domestic equipment at 2,091,721—was up 2.2 percent, and trailers dropped 3.1 percent to 401,531.
Posted on 08/05 at 11:38 AM
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—hit 60.3 in July (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), representing a 4.3 percent increase over June while economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector showed growth for the 66th month in a row and the overall economy grew for the 72nd straight month. The July NMI is 2.9 percent higher than its 12-month average of 60.3.
Posted on 08/05 at 10:56 AM
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Posted on 08/05 at 07:35 AM
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Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Mexico's growing importance in the continental supply chain is now being recognized by North American transportation groups
Posted on 08/04 at 01:46 PM
Satish Jindel, president of Pittsburgh-based SJ Consulting, says that one way for LTL carriers to improve both their bottom lines and overall productivity is to get a better grasp on the cost of handling a shipment and the pricing they have for it.
Posted on 08/04 at 12:30 PM
Falling 5.5 cents to $2.668 per gallon, this follows last week’s 5.9 cent decline for the lowest weekly average price going back to the week of October 14, 2009, when it was at $2.60 per gallon.
Posted on 08/04 at 11:07 AM
With the latest round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in Maui, Hawaii ending without a deal, U.S. supply managers may be adjusting to other global sourcing strategies.
Posted on 08/04 at 09:55 AM
Monday, August 03, 2015
The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth fell 0.8 percent to 52.7 (a PMI of 50 or greater represents growth). PMI growth has been at 50 or higher for 31 straight months (with the overall economy growing for 74 months), and the current PMI is 1.7 percent below the 12-month average of 54.4.
Posted on 08/03 at 01:07 PM
The current status of FedEx’ planned acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT-NV and a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator for $4.8 billion, which was initially announced in April, remains in flux, with continued actions being taken by the European Commission.
Posted on 08/03 at 10:57 AM
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