Wednesday, May 25, 2016
As of July 1, only containers with a verified gross mass will be cleared to be loaded onto a ship under the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Verified Gross Mass (VGM) amendment. Shippers hoping that the implementation of the ruling will be delayed or deferred are whistling in the dark, say industry analysts.
Posted on 05/25 at 03:44 PM
Amid the many worrisome economic indicators kicking around of late, something along the lines of good news came about this week in the form of United States new home sales data, issued by the United States Department of Commerce this week.
Posted on 05/25 at 02:17 PM
In March, the SCI came in at 0.4, which FTR described as “a near neutral reading” on the heels of four months of more favorable market trends for shippers.
Posted on 05/25 at 12:23 PM
The $4.8 billion acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT Express-NV, a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator, by transportation and logistics services provider FedEx was made official today.
Posted on 05/25 at 08:43 AM
TNT Express •
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
less than one percent of all U.S. businesses export, and of those that do, the majority interacts only with NAFTA trading partners Mexico and Canada.
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in April at 134.8 (2000=100) fell 2.1 percent from March and on the heels of a 4.4 percent February to March decrease.
The current price at $2.357 per gallon saw a 6-cent increase on the way to its highest weekly price of 2016 based on EIA data. And it is also the highest price since the week of December 14, when it was at $2.338 per gallon.
Posted on 05/24 at 10:28 AM
Diesel Prices •
As e-commerce growth and demand goes, so goes the increased need for e-commerce fulfillment centers and distribution centers, according to the debut issue of the Global Prime Logistics Rents report recently issued by global commercial real estate firm CBRE Group Inc.
Posted on 05/24 at 10:05 AM
real estate •
Monday, May 23, 2016
In this new world of Omni-channel—profitable and efficient anytime, anywhere fulfillment is the goal.
Friday, May 20, 2016
The 19 ocean carrier members of the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association (“OCEMA”) have joined with six major East and Gulf coast ports to develop a common streamlined “Terminal Weighing Approach.”
Posted on 05/20 at 03:47 PM