Tuesday, April 12, 2011
California exporters recorded their 16th consecutive month of healthy year-over-year gains in February with shipments totaling $11.76 billion, a 13.4 percent increase over the same month last year
A 10.2 cent weekly hike brings the current price to $4.078 per gallon, following a 4.4 cent increase last week and a 2.5 cent gain the week before. Diesel prices have been up 18 of the last 19 weeks. And on an annual basis, the price per gallon for diesel is up $1.009 per gallon.
March rail carloads—at 1,493,553—were up 3.4 percent compared to March 2010 and up 11.2 percent compared to March 2009, said the AAR. The weekly carload average in March checked in at 298,711.
The trucking industry is giving itself a pat on the back after government figures show the rate of truck-involved fatalities on U.S. highways fell to 1.17 per 100 million miles in 2009—making it the trucking industry’s safest year since the federal government began keeping track in 1975.
The Port Tracker report is calling for March to come in at 1.2 million TEU for an 11 percent annual gain. April is expected to reach 1.24 million TEU for a 9 percent annual increase.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Evergreen Line, COSCO Container Lines, Pacific International Lines, and Wan Hai Lines will jointly launch a new service linking the Far East and the West Coast of South America
Transportation capacity is an ongoing business challenge that requires shippers to successfully manage uncertainty and the unexpected when shipping products. While many retailers and manufacturers are scrambling to meet current shipping challenges, they actually need to take a longer-term view and create a flexible transportation strategy that addresses the inevitable variations in both customer demand and carrier availability.
Posted on 04/11 at 01:22 PM
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The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) recently unveiled the details relating to an agreement made in early March regarding the cross-border trucking program between the United States and Mexico.
Entitled UPS SurePost, this service is a “contract-only service that combines the consistency and reliability of the UPS Ground network, from pickup through transferring to the Post Office, with the cost benefits of using the United States Postal Service (USPS) for final delivery," according to company officials.
The current trade environment makes U.S. exports into Canada very attractive. But, as any logistics professional can tell you, taking advantage of this opportunity is not as easy as it seems.
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Posted on 04/11 at 08:34 AM