Friday, June 11, 2010
Unlike the previous two months, retail sales growth momentum saw a dip from April to May but saw slight year-over-year increases, according to data released by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation.
Posted on 06/11 at 09:45 AM
As expected, shippers attending the annual conference of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition in San Francisco had plenty to beef about regarding ocean carrier service contracts and capacity restraints.
Posted on 06/11 at 09:21 AM
Even with the Memorial Day holiday included in its total volume, carload and intermodal volumes were both up for the week ending June 5, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted on 06/11 at 08:10 AM
Transportation funding is an “explosive” issue facing the country, the nation’s top air cargo representative says.
The transport business community often bristles when Democrats control the White House and Congress because regulations and, at times, red tape increases. Four top Obama administration officials strongly defended their increased policing and regulatory enforcement, compared with the rather lax enforcement some transport officials say was in place during the George W. Bush administration. That can be seen just in the number of regulations affecting shippers and motor carriers coming out of Washington.
Posted on 06/11 at 07:04 AM
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Scarce federal resources are forcing states to leverage the limited funds available for freight projects and need to be more creative in the manner in which those funds are distributed, Virginia’s transportation secretary says.
Posted on 06/10 at 12:32 PM
High-speed rail is coming to America—but not without the cooperation of five Class 1 freight railroads in North America, the nation’s top transportation official says.
Rosalyn Wilson, a transportation consultant for Delcan Corporation, provided LM with an exclusive interview on the eve of the release of The 21st Annual “State of Logistics Report,” noting that disruptions in ocean carrier deployments has had dire consequences for shippers.
While the economy is slowly showing signs of bouncing back, its uneven recovery throughout the world has myriad impacts on global trade patterns, commodity flows, and subsequently freight transport flows, according to the findings of a recent research report from the International Transport Forum.
Posted on 06/10 at 10:16 AM
When the Agriculture Transportation Coalition stages its annual meeting in San Francisco today and tomorrow, shippers will again be pleading with ocean carriers to explain why boxes are so hard to find.