Thursday, January 10, 2013
A diverse coalition of over 120 local, state and national stakeholders, ranging from farmers and manufacturers to retailers and wholesalers – representing the totality of the global supply chain – sent a letter today to the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd. (USMX) urging both sides to remain at the negotiating table until they “reach a new long-term contract.”
Posted on 01/10 at 11:29 AM
Ocean Cargo •
The TCI, which reflects tightening conditions for hauling capacity and is comprised of various metrics, including capacity, fuel, bankruptcies, cost of capital, and freight, increased nearly two full points.
Posted on 01/10 at 11:28 AM
FTR Associates •
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 1.7 percent from October to November, following a 1.9 percent dip from September to October.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
A new initiative to reduce the number of transaction problems experienced when trucks pick up or deliver containers at the marine terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach was introduced today
Posted on 01/09 at 11:23 AM
Ocean Cargo •
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In its report, the GAO explained that mileage-based user fee initiatives in the United States and abroad show that such fees can lead to more equitable and efficient use of roadways by charging drivers based on their actual road use and by providing incentives to reduce road use.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
The December edition of the Cass Freight Index report released by Cass Information Systems earlier today was reflective of 2012 overall in some ways, in that things were flattish overall when it came to shipments and freight expenditures, according to the report’s authors.
As Mexico continues to gain traction as a more than viable option for global manufacturers to set up shop and leverage favorable labor wages and shorter cross-border transit times, it is subsequently becoming an attractive market for United States and global transportation and logistics service providers.
While many large retailers were expressing relief that the “fiscal cliff” had been avoided last week, smaller shippers were less than content