Filed in Freight
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
While the United States shipping industry remains vulnerable to a capacity crunch, it is clear that many shippers and carriers could do more to help mitigate the strain on the system through more effective planning.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Join our panel of leading economic and transportation analysts as they share their exclusive insight on where rates and capacity are headed over the next 12 months across all modes.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 1.7 percent from October to November, following a 1.9 percent dip from September to October.
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.
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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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