Wednesday, April 08, 2015
With the months-long West Coast port labor dispute settled to a degree, it appears that the table is set for healthy annual gains at U.S-based retail container ports in April, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
Posted on 04/08 at 10:44 AM
Port Tracker •
Taking steps to leverage its increasing traction on the natural gas front, UPS recently announced it intends to build 15 compressed natural gas fueling stations in an effort to support the purchase and planned deployment of 1,400 new CNG vehicles over the next year.
Posted on 04/08 at 09:15 AM
Natural Gas •
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
In its newsletter, The Dispatcher, the ILW updated its members on how it is helping win “living wages” for dockworkers in Panama.
Ships bypassing the Port of Oakland to overcome schedule delays elsewhere are resuming weekly calls here.
Posted on 04/07 at 03:58 PM
Trucking interests are asking Congress and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to make changes in the way the five-year-old Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program uses data collection involving truck accidents to rate fleets on their overall safety.
Posted on 04/07 at 10:10 AM
The current price per gallon of diesel is $2.784 per gallon, and the cumulative decline in prices over the last four weeks is at 16 cents. On an annual basis, the average price per gallon is now down $1.175.
Posted on 04/07 at 09:38 AM
Diesel Prices •
In a move with major implications for the global express delivery and parcel sectors, FedEx said today it plans to acquire Netherlands-based TNT-NV and a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator for $4.8 billion.
Posted on 04/07 at 09:02 AM
TNT NV •
TNT Express •
Monday, April 06, 2015
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 56.5 in March, which was 0.4 percent below March and also 0.6 percent below of the 12-month average of 57.1. Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector has grown for the last 62 months, according to ISM.
Posted on 04/06 at 11:16 AM
Roughly six weeks after the International Warehouse & Longshore Union and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) reached a tentative five-year labor agreement, following nine months of often acrimonious negotiations that led to myriad supply chain and logistics disruptions, the ILWU said late last week that steps are being taken to make the tentative agreement a done deal.
Posted on 04/06 at 09:30 AM
Ocean Cargo •
The global list's combined space under management up 6.5% from last year, North American list up 4%.
Posted on 04/06 at 08:13 AM