Monday, February 06, 2012
Whether you’re shipping auto brakes, consumer appliance parts, paper or simply packaging material, there are incredible intricacies to cross-border transit – from documentation standards and customs issues, to specific requirements for certain types of shipments. Getting it right is essential: timely delivery impacts production south of the border. To help, we’ve put together this strategy guide for making your intermodal shipments into Mexico smoother.
January carloads—at 1,144,800—were up 0.1 percent annually. Intermodal—at 877,637 trailers and containers—was up 1.7 percent compared to January 2011.
Freight transportation services provider Estes Express Lines recently announced it has opened a new 36-door terminal in the Dayton, Ohio area in an effort to support “a consistent upward trend in business levels in the region.”
Posted on 02/06 at 03:17 AM
A supply chain expert offered up his take on the White House's National Strategy for Supply Chain Security.
Posted on 02/06 at 01:57 AM
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Saturday, February 04, 2012
China experts are also telling us that other manufacturers may be expecting “quality fade” unless they build in more transparency with second- and third-tier suppliers.
In keeping with a trend to shed assets, Maersk Inc. is selling its subsidiary, Maersk Equipment Services Company.
Friday, February 03, 2012
Shortly after the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee rolled out its five-year, $260 billion federal transportation authorization, entitled the American Energy and Infrastructure Act, a key component of it centered around trucking productivity was stripped from the bill’s language during a markup session by the committee.
The January NMI—at 56.8—is up 3.8 percent over December’s and is at its highest level since reaching 56.3 in March 2011.
Revenue—at $1.32 billion—was up 8.7 percent over last year’s $1.21 billion.
The company is building a 108,000 square-foot building, which company officials said will be dedicated to its engineering, customer service, and R&D staffing, and testing facilities.