Peak Season

By Jeff Berman · September 24, 2012
The outlook for 2012 Peak Season is similar to the economy; it is slow going.
By Jeff Berman · September 18, 2012
With Peak Season, or at least the semblance of it underway, August volumes at the nation’s two largest ports—the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB)—were mixed in August.
By Jeff Berman · July 16, 2012
Total container volume—at 696,847 Twenty-foot Equivalents (TEU)—were up 8.75 percent annually and were below May and April, which hit 731,352 TEU and 707,182 TEU, respectively.
By Jeff Berman · June 21, 2012
Various factors could tip the scales in assessing how 2012 Peak Season plays out.
By Jeff Berman · April 2, 2012
There is a growing sense of optimism for the upcoming peak season. This could be viewed with skeptical eyes by many freight industry transportation stakeholders, given that a real peak has truly failed to materialize in a meaningful way for at least four years running, if not more.
By Jeff Berman · October 24, 2011
While hopes were high for a return to a “traditional” Peak Season earlier this year, things have not gone according to plan based on freight trends, volumes, and insight from industry stakeholders.
By Jeff Berman · October 11, 2011
A consensus that has been oft-repeated lately is that Peak Season is likely to fall short of previously promising expectations. That was one of the main takeaways from a recent report published by the Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium, entitled Peak Season Trends and Strategies Survey Report.
By Jeff Berman · September 29, 2011
When it comes to the economy, the term sideways is perfectly appropriate. How else is there to explain the constant state of “sameness” on a month-to-month basis? This sentiment could apply to several economic indicators like retail sales, industrial production and transportation volumes to name a few.
By Jeff Berman · June 21, 2011
LM survey respondents say Peak Season could actually resemble something a bit more typical and familiar than the mixed bag we have seen in recent years.
By Jeff Berman · September 27, 2010
A weaker-than-expected Peak Season may be in the making, according to a recent report. But we won’t likely know if that is 100 percent true until freight data through October is complete. If it is true, it is sure to be disappointing as many said and reported (yes, me) that there really would be a Peak Season in 2010.
By Jeff Berman · August 31, 2010
Every so often, it is good to take stock of what is going on in your world—and the world around you for that matter. With that in mind, now is a good time to assess what is happening in the world of freight transportation, supply chain, and logistics.
By Jeff Berman · August 27, 2010
LM reader survey points to myriad factors for Peak’s return for the first time in five years

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