Monday, April 18, 2016
The U.S. Coast Guard may be prompted to provide more clarification on details contained in the pending Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) container weight rule soon, say maritime analysts.
Posted on 04/18 at 03:38 PM
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Freight transportation shipments and expenditures finished the first quarter in declining fashion, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems.
On the heels of the international Paris Agreement on climate change, many companies are seizing the opportunity to create innovative technologies that benefit the bottom line and also reduce emissions.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Increase supplier compliance and reduce chargebacks with a retail consolidation program
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.7 percent from January to February. This follows a 0.5 percent December to January increase.
Carloads dropped 20 percent compared to the same week a year ago at 229,704, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 7.8 percent annually at 249,355.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
First quarter volumes at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) were both very strong based on data issued respectively by the ports this week.
Posted on 04/14 at 01:32 PM
More than 410,000 Teamsters and retirees in 25 states are threatened with pension cuts under a little-known law passed largely in secret in the final days of the last congressional session.
Materials handling solutions are only as good as the maintenance plans that keep them running. CMMS can play an important role.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Commerce reported that March retail sales at $446.9 billion were off 0.3 percent from February and up 1.7 percent, and the NRF said retail sales saw a 5.8 percent annual increase in March.