Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The National Labor Relations Board has issued new representation election rules that drastically reduce the period between the filing of an election petition by a union and the holding of an NLRB election.
Posted on 02/17 at 09:49 AM
Speculation first reported in Logistics Management that APL Logistics was up for sale has been confirmed. In a statement issued yesterday, Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) indicated it is spinning off the third-party arm for $1.2 billion to Japan’s Kintetsu World Express (KWE).
Posted on 02/17 at 06:24 AM
Ocean Freight •
Monday, February 16, 2015
Air Cargo 2015 – the annual industry event staged in New Orleans next month – promises to yield a great deal of exclusive market intelligence, says Brandon Fried Executive Director, The Airforwarders Association.
Shippers and transportation intermediaries are opposing a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposal designed against putting undue pressure on truck drivers to violate hours of service and other rules.
Posted on 02/16 at 09:47 AM
Friday, February 13, 2015
Appearing ever more desperate, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) President Robert McEllrath has issued a video pleading with his membership to “remain united and remain strong.”
Posted on 02/13 at 03:29 PM
West Coast Ports •
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At 123.8, the Freight TSI was 30.9 percent above April 2009’s low of 94.6, which was during the depths of the recession. It was slightly below November’s 123.9, which is the historic peak for the Freight TSI, according to BTS.
Posted on 02/13 at 10:44 AM
U.S. Carloads were up 4.7 percent annually at 273,648, and intermodal at 237,915 containers and trailers was down 3.3 percent.
Posted on 02/13 at 10:28 AM
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Fourth quarter and full-year 2014 results for Van Buren, Ark.-based USA Truck Inc. were strong, with the company reporting its ninth straight quarter of improved earnings results and its third straight quarter of positive operating income, along with its highest earnings per share in nine years.
Posted on 02/12 at 01:58 PM
January retail sales data issued by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF) were mildly mixed but on similar trajectories over all.
Posted on 02/12 at 01:53 PM