Friday, September 07, 2012
Shipments and expenditures are each down 1.1 percent from July.
August carloads—at 1,461,680—were down 1.4 percent annually. Intermodal—at 1,230,992 trailers and containers—was up 4.3 percent.
Posted on 09/07 at 09:42 AM
Rail Freight •
Thursday, September 06, 2012
United States Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) Director George H. Cohen said that upon the FMCS’s request ILA and USMX “have agreed to resume negotiations under our auspices during the week of September 17, 2012.”
Posted on 09/06 at 12:55 PM
Many companies that employ an on-demand transportation management system (TMS) to automate their transportation processes realize double digit savings on their total transportation spend within the first year. Better yet, when a TMS is delivered as-a-service (SasS), companies begin reaping potential benefits within weeks, without the high cost of entry or long implementation cycles.
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 53.7 in August, up 1.1 percent from July.
In its Current Market Outlook Boeing
predicts that there will be a long-term demand for 34,000 new airplanes, valued at $4.5 trillion.
Posted on 09/06 at 09:13 AM
Air Cargo •
Air Freight •
Although most businesses are eagerly looking forward to increased growth over the next two years, many say they are concerned that confusion over complex customs regulations could hamper that success, according to a survey of smallto medium-sized businesses.
Company officials said this new 14-door service center will serve shippers in West Virginia and Ohio