Monday, April 14, 2014
To catch a rising economic tide this year, the Port of Long Beach will need to modernize and find new efficiencies to move increasing amounts of cargo at a faster pace, said experts gathered earlier this month for the Port’s 10th annual “Peak Season Forecast” at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Posted on 04/14 at 08:15 AM
Sunday, April 13, 2014
They are an annual rite of passage, general rate increases (GRIs) in the less-than-truckload (LTL) sector of the trucking industry. But is anyone paying attention? And more importantly, is anyone actually paying these announced GRIs, this year in the 3.9 to 5.4 percent range?
Posted on 04/13 at 11:19 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014
Maybe we are finally going to see some changes and improvements at least when it comes to the “vision” for future transportation authorizations. Why and how? A short answer comes from a presser held by the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held this week.
Posted on 04/11 at 09:17 AM
Carloads—at 296,039—were up 5.4 percent annually, and intermodal saw a 12.6 annual increase at 261,084 trailers and containers.
The ongoing issue of tight over the road capacity and how it is negatively impacting shippers’ supply chains was evident in the most recent edition of the Shippers Conditions Index from freight transportation consultancy FTR.
Posted on 04/11 at 06:38 AM
Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider CEVA Logistics recently announced that it opened up a new Miami-based Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) operation, which was approved by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). CEVA also has FTZ locations in Los Angeles, Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago.
Posted on 04/11 at 06:37 AM
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) recently reported that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 1.2 percent from January to February (the most recent month for which data is available), following two straight monthly declines.
Posted on 04/11 at 06:34 AM
Thursday, April 10, 2014
A recent survey of 110 logistics executives at consumer packaged goods companies, conducted by Auburn University and sponsored by 3PL, Kane Is Able, examined the challenges and frustrations faced by small and mid-market companies in serving their retail customers.
The paper summarizes the research and suggests how mid-market CPGs can address stepped up retailer requirements.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
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