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Monday, February 01, 2016

If it feels like global oil and fuel markets are in a constant state of turmoil—it’s because they are. And as we enter 2016, markets could not be more unstable.
Posted on 02/01 at 07:00 AM
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Friday, January 29, 2016

Class I railroad carrier Norfolk Southern this week released additional information on its strategic plan, which it said is geared to streamline operations and drive profitability and growth on various fronts. NS officials said its projected expense reduction and cost control efforts will be focused in a few specific areas, including compensation and benefits, purchased services and rents, materials, and fuel. The company initially introduced the plan on December 4, 2015.
Posted on 01/29 at 11:12 AM
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Logistics managers seeking yet one more forecast as the year gets underway, may wish to check in with Rodger Howell, PwC’s Strategy& Principal, specializing in strategy and operations. He sees a few key areas that should be central to corporate efforts during 2016.
Posted on 01/29 at 10:33 AM
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The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that that U.S. trade with its North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico fell 8.4 percent to $88.2 billion in November 2015, with all modes of transportation having a lower freight value compared to the same period in 2014.
Posted on 01/29 at 08:47 AM
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Carloads fell considerably, falling 19.5 percent annually to 237,190, and intermodal containers and trailers were down 0.1 percent annually at 253,134.
Posted on 01/29 at 01:48 AM
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Thursday, January 28, 2016

The most recent edition of the Shippers Condition Index (SCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR issued this week points to mild market conditions. FTR describes the SCI as an indicator that sums up all market influences that affect the transport environment for shippers, with a reading above zero being favorable and a reading below zero being unfavorable and a “less-than-ideal environment for shippers.”
Posted on 01/28 at 12:00 PM
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Global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson said this week it has opened up a certified cargo screening facility (CCSF) for air cargo in Carson, California, which it set will screen air cargo directly, instead of relying on third party facilities. This is the company’s second CCSF. It opened its first one in Chicago in April 2012.
Posted on 01/28 at 11:20 AM
NewsAir CargoC.H. RobinsonPermalink


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Already facing issues ranging from overcapacity, downward pricing pressure, and more brand consolidation, carriers must now confront shipper’s concerns about regulatory mandates that will likely result in more seaport congestion.
Posted on 01/27 at 11:35 AM
NewsOcean FreightOcean ShippingContainer ShippingPermalink


While the investments are beyond impressive, 2016 capital expenditure investments rolled out by Class I railroads in recent weeks paint a picture of lower annual spending levels compared to past years.
Posted on 01/27 at 10:58 AM
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

In a recently-released white paper, entitled “The New Dimension of LTL Pricing,” CarrierDirect examines dimensioning technology relative to its impact on the LTL sector and accuracy of freight classification for LTL carriers, 3PLs, and shippers.
Posted on 01/26 at 01:47 PM
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