Tuesday, April 14, 2015
While keeping customers content is clearly responsibility number one, the objective for every business is turning a profit, and that is where myriad challenges and issues pertaining to being in the black lie. That is a major takeaway in a report entitled “The Omni-Channel Fulfillment Imperative,” which was prepared for JDA Software Group Inc. by PwC.
Posted on 04/14 at 09:02 AM
Monday, April 13, 2015
Another indication of how U.S. ports are paying closer attention to shipper’s needs was signaled today by the Port of Oakland, as it announced its new update service.
Posted on 04/13 at 01:27 PM
The United States' effort to remove Cuba from the list of states that sponsor terrorism is a limited but significant step likely lead to the reopening of embassies, say trade analysts.
Posted on 04/13 at 10:01 AM
The Port of Mariel – The infamous point of exodus for thousands of Cuban refugees seeking freedom in the U.S. – may soon become a magnet for Caribbean Basin trade.
Posted on 04/13 at 08:55 AM
In the first comprehensive scientific study on the subject involving real-world truck drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has posted details of its $4 million plan for the congressionally mandated naturalistic study of the operational, safety, health, and fatigue impacts of the hours-of-service restart provisions.
Posted on 04/13 at 01:33 AM
Sunday, April 12, 2015
March was a good month for the spot market, with spot market freight volume climbing 34 percent compared to February, according to recent data issued by Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider DAT, a subsidiary of Roper Industries, in its DAT North American Freight Index.
Posted on 04/12 at 01:46 AM
Spot Market •
Friday, April 10, 2015
March shipments came in at 988,065, which easily eclipsed February by 24 percent, as well as March 2014 by 19 percent. Panjiva said total first quarter shipments at 2,580,899 were 4 percent ahead of the first quarter of 2014.
Posted on 04/10 at 12:38 PM
Global Trade •
U.S. carloads were down 1.5 percent compared to the same week last year at 277,894, and intermodal volume was up 3.8 percent annually at 271,127 containers and trailers
Posted on 04/10 at 06:06 AM
At 120.4, the Freight TSI was 27.3 percent above April 2009’s low of 94.6, which was during the depths of the recession. It was 2.4 percent below November’s 123.3, which is the historic peak for the Freight TSI since this data was first made available in 2000, according to BTS.
Posted on 04/10 at 01:45 AM
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Despite the never-ending state of cold weather in the Northeast, which really is no exaggeration as I see falling snow out of my office window at the moment the calendar says that next week marks the kickoff of the annual NASSTRAC Shippers Conference and Transportation Expo.
Posted on 04/09 at 09:15 AM