Filed in Logistics
Thursday, September 01, 2011
20th Annual study of logistics and Transportation Trends (Masters of Logistics).
Our annual study identifies three specific areas of logistics and transportation management that could yield disastrous results if not addressed. In 2011, those who accept the status quo may not be heard from for years to come.
While manufacturing may be experiencing a bit of a slowdown, the overall numbers in the August edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing (ISM) Report on Business still point to growth.
According to the report, the U.S. logistics market had 32.7 million square feet absorbed, which Grubb & Ellis pointed out is a level that has not been reached since 2007. Of that 32.7 million square feet, it was more heavily weighted towards the second quarter, which had a quarterly net absorption of 18.1 million square feet.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with CEVA CEO John Pattullo about the company’s first half performance and other industry-related items.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Looking at the logistics landscape, it appears that September should be very telling on a number of fronts in terms of how the fourth quarter and beyond may shape up, coupled with numerous legislative efforts on the table (or not, given the current political climate).
Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the largest provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America, said it will be the beneficiary of a cumulative $150 million investment as part of an effort to boost the United States natural gas vehicle sector.
Diesel prices headed north for the first time in a month, rising 1.0 cents to $3.820 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Truck tonnage in July was down following growth in June, according to the American Trucking Associations
This follows declines of 6.2 cents, 4 cents and 1.2 cents from the previous three weeks. Prior to the last four weeks of downward prices, diesel saw a cumulative 9.9 cent gain over a three week period.
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Monday, August 22, 2011
Amid the swell of turbulence the economy is riding on, due to an incredibly shaky and unpredictable economic recovery, the downgrading of the United States credit rating and subsequent giant swings in the stock market, it is fair to say shippers are concerned about the possibility of a double-dip recession rearing its ugly head.