Friday, April 01, 2016
Over 300 air cargo shippers recently surveyed by the International Air Cargo Association (IATA) expressed continued reticence to use air cargo because of eight factors. According to the IATA, the persistent issues included the mode being too complex; having a lack of transparency; bad past experiences; a weak value proposition; poor customer service; carriers maintaining an old-fashion culture; no real-time information on tracking; and overall inefficient processes.
U.S. Carloads were down 18.2 percent compared to the same week last year at 232,348, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 14.5 percent at 237,923.
Posted on 04/01 at 09:59 AM
Thursday, March 31, 2016
With only three months to go before the mandatory changes instituted by the International Maritime Organization to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention come into force, MSC has announced that it has entered into a partnership with INTTRA.
In this webcast we'll discuss the hidden benefits of a multi-carrier parcel shipping system that customers should consider when going through the purchase process — benefits that can deliver both future growth and cost savings.
President Obama signed into law the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. The new legislation now officially prohibits the importation of goods produced by forced labor or child labor, closing an 86 year old loophole and reauthorizing the Customs and Border Protection Agency to seize any imports suspected of being produced by forced labor.
Posted on 03/31 at 11:54 AM
When it comes to the regional, small package service providers, it is clear that they are making inroads and growing market share although they still represent less than 5 percent of the total market. But even with that said shippers have made it clear in various industry surveys that they are open to alternatives to FedEx and UPS to reduce costs.
Posted on 03/31 at 11:46 AM
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
UPS said this week it has broken ground on a Parsippany, N.J.-based global technology development center, which will host software developers, designers and other IT professionals focused on collaborating and developing innovative technology solutions to serve customers, drive operational efficiencies and growth and run the company’s global network.
Even though their respective positions on a large-scale merger remain unchanged, Class I railroad carriers Norfolk Southern and Canadian Pacific made their voices heard in regards to CP’s perseverance in wanting to acquire NS in what would represent a roughly $30 billion deal.
Posted on 03/30 at 10:33 AM
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Heading up $0.02 to $2.121 per gallon, this follows a 2 cent increase last week.
Posted on 03/29 at 10:27 AM
Dynamo will work, it is inviting young logistics companies to apply for its accelerator program in an effort to advance what it called a “lagging” logistics sector in order to create efficiencies and faster business results for various technologies and practices.
Posted on 03/29 at 09:23 AM
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