Filed in Transportation
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers, and U.S. ports will walk the red carpet to receive their award for outstanding service performance over the past year? Our readers have cast their votes, and now it’s time to introduce this year’s winners of the coveted Quest for Quality Awards.
Foodservice equipment and supply company leverages its technology partnership to secure capacity, simplify rates, and cut 12 percent from its transportation spending. Here’s how they did it.
Logistics managers and non-vessel operators expect that, as ocean carriers’ cash flow gets tighter, the charter market will increasingly be used for newer, fuel-efficient vessels. The payoff for shippers will be sustainable service.
It’s my distinct honor to present the logistics and transportation community with the results of the 30th Annual Quest for Quality Survey
. The publication in your hands marks the culmination of a six-month research project conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG) that’s become known over three decades as the single most important measure of customer satisfaction and service performance excellence available in the logistics and transportation industry.
In the past months, ABF Freight System and UPS Freight announced 5.9 percent general rate increases, effective May 28 and June 10, respectively. Con-way Freight will raise its LTL rates 5.9 percent on June 24. On June 10, FedEx Freight announced a 4.5 percent GRI in non-contract base rates effective July 1, and other large carriers are expected to follow suit over the next several weeks.
One needs to look no further than the futures market for evidence that analysts’ forecasts are rarely correct. In every trade, the buyer believes that prices will rise, and the seller believes the exact opposite. Not often do you see an analyst publicly reflect on a prior forecast—except, of course, when their goal is to make a “victory lap.”
Monday, July 29, 2013
American Worldwide Agencies, a global network of freight forwarders and agents based in Long Beach, recently announced that it has grown exponentially since launching its service last year.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
U.S. shippers hoping to do business in Cuba in the future were dealt a serious setback yesterday when Panamanian authorities discovered that the renegade nation had been trading undeclared “missile equipment” with North Korea.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Despite a promising start this year, U.S. exports are failing to gain the traction needed for sustainable long-term growth.
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Friday, July 12, 2013
In the not-so-distant past the great cargo seaports in our global marketplace were fairly fixed destinations, with little incentive to change.