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Friday, February 11, 2011
When the 36th Annual Federal Aviation Administration’s Forecast Conference convenes in Washington next week, shippers should expect to hear that profitability for U.S. carriers will hinge a stable environment for fuel prices.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Diplomat(s) expressed increasing concern that Saudi Arabia is no longer able to lift oil production at a rate fast enough to prevent oil prices from escalating.
Rail volumes in January were up compared to the same period in 2010, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 1.5 percent in December, following a 0.3 percent decline in November.
Following an impressive 2.4 percent sequential gain in December, the January edition of the Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) fell 0.3 percent in January, due, in part to harsh weather conditions throughout much of the United States.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
In a development that may signal a shift in global marine terminal operations, Zebra Technologies Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Navis business to Cargotec Corporation.
Keeping in line with the fourth quarter of 2010, preliminary net orders of heavy-duty Class 8 commercial vehicles for North America markets at 27,300 units were up 320 percent year-over-year in January, according to data from ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Diesel prices continued heading north, with a 7.5 cent increase to $3.513 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). And current prices are up 74.4 cents annually.
Monday, February 07, 2011
More than $10 million in counterfeit electronics, stolen merchandise and bank receipts have been recovered as a result of a cargo theft investigation initiated by Los Angeles Port Police.
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Following a decline in December freight shipments, the first month of 2011 continued that trend, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Information Systems Freight Index.