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Ports: Top service is common denominator in unsettled times
August 1, 2016
Over the past two years, so much of our ocean freight and ports coverage centered around the labor/management struggles at the U.S. West Coast ports as well as the pending opening of the expanded Panama Canal.
Rail/Intermodal: Service remains high, investment still strong
August 1, 2016
While the rail and intermodal sectors had been enjoying steady growth over the past few years, these vital sectors have not been immune to the freight slowdown being felt on the highways, in the air, and on the high seas over the course of 2016. In fact, that’s been made clear with the declining volumes on a year-to-date basis for freight rail, with intermodal following suit.
Launch of First International Freight Marketplace to Power $2 Trillion Worth of U.S. Annual Imports
July 26, 2016
Freightos logistics technology LogTech Company launches frictionless trade by bringing global freight pricing, booking and freight management online.
VW settlement could bring ” greener” funding for U.S. seaports
June 30, 2016
The American Association of Port Authorities said that U.S. ports and their surrounding communities stand to benefit from the recent announcement of a partial Volkswagen settlement with the federal government and the California Air Resources Board.
Will the era of “mega vessels” be short lived?
April 4, 2016
Analysts for the London-based consultancy, Drewry Maritime Advisors, say that the trend of “big ship obsession” may soon come to an end.
New player in the freight-bill factoring field emerges
March 10, 2016
Express Freight Finance, an independent factoring company specializing in transportation clients, has recently launched its freight-bill factoring services for truck fleets, owner-operators, and freight brokers nation-wide.
A cargo-centric view on Cuba is needed says AfA
March 4, 2016
The Airforwarders Association, representing 360 companies and more than 300,000 employees who move air cargo through the supply chain, today urges the U.S. Department of Transportation to assign routes to U.S. passenger air carriers that currently offer air cargo service.
Port of New Orleans posts record number in container throughput
November 12, 2015
The Port of New Orleans surpassed the half-million mark for twenty-foot- equivalent units (TEUs) handled in a 12-month period for the first time.
Ocean cargo rates continue to fall…is that a good thing?
September 29, 2015
Ocean freight rates for cargo moving under contracts on the major East-West routes have seen a sharp reduction since the beginning of the year
New Armstrong report addresses carrier/freight broker mix
September 22, 2015
Ever-evolving logistics management business models have driven significant change in the Domestic Transportation Management (DTM)/Freight Brokerage landscape
Logistics Management launches Supply Chain Job Board
May 18, 2015
New service helps employees explore opportunities and employers scan resumes or post open positions to 135,000+ monthly visitors.
Ocean cargo shippers to carriers: It’s about time
April 21, 2015
Ocean cargo carrier service reliability across the three core East-West trades hit a five-month peak in March with an aggregate on-time performance of 64 percent, according to Carrier Performance Insight, the online schedule reliability tool provided by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.
Message to Presidents and CEOs: Chaos at the West Coast Ports Equals Chaos for Your Supply Chain
February 18, 2015
In 2002, I spoke at a supply chain forum for Presidents and CEOs. Since there was a labor dispute going on at the ports on the west coast at the time, I asked a hypothetical question: “What would happen if the west coast ports shut down, and you were not able to get products delivered in a timely manner?” Thirteen years later, this hypothetical question has become a reality for many companies.
Trucking freight volumes look good going into 2015
January 20, 2015
American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was unchanged in December, following a jump of 3.5% during the previous month. In December, the index equaled 136.8 (2000=100), which tied November as the all-time high.
Shipper’s get mixed forecast on intermodal service
September 25, 2014
Shippers attending the Intermodal Association of North America's (IANA) annual Intermodal Expo in Long Beach this week were given some good news/bad news regarding truck and rail capacity for the remaining year.