Thursday, February 11, 2016
An amendment to the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea convention will go into effect requiring all shippers (importers and exporters) to certify and submit the Verified Gross Mass – the combined weight of the cargo and the container – to the steamship line and terminal operator in advance of loading the container aboard a vessel.
Posted on 02/11 at 04:32 PM
The Cudahy, Wis.-based company said it has refocused its LTL network standards as part of a move to further enhance service consistency, which it said will provide customers with better visibility to delivery dates and better work and collaborate with RRTS to better manage supply chain operations and economically manage transportation costs.
The NRF is calling for 2016 retail industry sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, to see a 3.1 percent annual increase.
Posted on 02/11 at 08:29 AM
Retail Sales •
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The Port of Oakland said that containerized import volume soared 75.76 percent last month from January 2015 totals.
Posted on 02/10 at 05:45 PM
The U.S. Customs & Border Protection announced earlier this week that it will delay the implementation of some parts of its Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) electronic document single window platform beyond the current February 28th deadline.
In the new white paper "The Race for Supply Chain Management Excellence," Howard W. Coleman of the management consulting firm MCA Associate explores this question with a focus on wholesale distribution.
As the pull of shopping online via mobile devices becomes ever more prevalent, recent research from transportation and logistics bellwether UPS shows that as more consumers shop online, they also bring with them specific preferences and guidelines, too.
Posted on 02/10 at 11:48 AM
In an 8-K filing with the Securities Exchange Commission this week, third-party logistics and freight transportation services provider XPO Logistics said it plans to retain the truckload business it acquired through its $3 billion October 2015 acquisition of freight transportation and logistics services provider Con-way Inc.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
In this webcast we'll explore how successful companies use strategies such as cross-client load consolidation, zone skipping, pooling, etc. to minimize freight cost. You’ll hear how transportation optimization is used to generate cost savings and where the ROI comes from.
Even with expected import cargo volume declines in the coming months, the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates expects volumes to be up for the first half of 2016.
Posted on 02/09 at 02:45 PM
Port Tracker •