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Thursday, September 27, 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 4.6 percent in July 2012 compared to July 2011 at $75.7 billion.
Posted on 09/27 at 10:54 AM
Friday, August 24, 2012
An effort focused on national domestic freight initiatives was introduced this week by United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood.
Posted on 08/24 at 11:13 AM
Monday, July 16, 2012
One of the biggest line items in logistics spend is the cost of moving goods over the ocean. This is true for several reasons, not the least of which is the complexity of the movement itself and, in turn, the complexity of billing processes. Ocean freight rates encompass a growing inventory of surcharges, turning bill of lading calculations into mathematical challenges. Given that ocean freight invoices represent the largest single component of any logistics spend, they also account for the greatest margin of error in the financial supply chain.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
At a time when the economic recovery has clearly hit a soft patch and the economic road map remains highly uncertain, the road to recovery is being paved for future success.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Trade Tech is one of the first technology providers to receive certification for U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Automated Commercial Environment
Posted on 04/25 at 08:09 AM
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
March shipments at 1.094 were up 2.1 percent compared to February and down 1.3 percent compared to March 2011. Expenditures at 2.317 were up 1.0 percent compared to February and up 4.3 percent compared to March 2011.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The SCI dropped 0.2 points in January, the most recent month for which data is available, to -4.8, said FTR. The firm describes the SCI as an indicator that sums up all market influences that affect shippers
Posted on 03/14 at 10:38 AM
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Thursday, February 09, 2012
January shipments at 1.046 were down .95 percent compared to December and up 3.6 percent compared to January 2010. This marked the 20th consecutive month shipments were above the 1.0 mark since May 2010
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 0.1 percent from October to November.
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Tuesday, December 06, 2011
A watchful eye on inventory levels by retailers kept freight shipments and expenditures down on a sequential basis for the second straight month, with mixed results annually, according to the November 2011 edition of the Cass Freight Index.