Wednesday, August 29, 2012
U.S.-bound waterborne shipments, which posted a 2 percent gain from May to June, saw a 9 percent jump from June to July at 1,178,584, according to Panjiva.
Posted on 08/29 at 09:57 AM
Global Logistics •
As the full force of Hurricane Isaac has yet to be measured, the Port of New Orleans was taking no chances.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) said today that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 6.6 percent in June 2012 compared to June 2011 at $82.6 billion.
Posted on 08/28 at 12:16 PM
FMCSA officials said that these changes were based in part on public comments received from a preview of proposed changed to its Safety Management System (SMS) Web site.
Posted on 08/28 at 09:49 AM
The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners praised the California Transportation Commission for their decision to commit $242 million in voter-approved Proposition 1B bond funding to the redevelopment of the former Oakland Army Base
The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this week that prices increased for the eighth straight week, rising 6.3 cents to $4.089. This is the highest price per gallon for diesel since hitting $4.127 the week of April 16.
Posted on 08/28 at 07:03 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, August 27, 2012
As the GOP convenes in the port city of Tampa this week, the shipping community waits to see how the Obama Administration deals with a hurricane headed for New Orleans. Unfortunately, that is not the only storm threatening vital U.S. ocean cargo gateways
Posted on 08/27 at 07:14 PM
In a letter to ILA President Harold Daggett and USMX Chairman and CEO James Capo, NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said that the NRF is urging both parties to immediately resume contract negotiations, with the September 30 deadline creeping up.
Posted on 08/27 at 02:20 PM
UPS said late last week it has reached an agreement with the New England Teamsters and Trucking Industry Pension Fund (NETTI) to restructure pension liabilities for more than 10,000 UPS employees.
Posted on 08/27 at 11:43 AM
The economic environment in Europe faces the same mounting challenges as it has in recent months, with no clear remedy in sight. That was a major theme of the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.