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Global Trade: Fedex issues positive perspective
June 23, 2011
In its fourth quarter earnings report, Fedex explained its 6 percent y-t-d improvement on strong yield improvement in all transportation segments, as well as volume growth of ground and international express shipments.
Exports are still bright spot for California
June 10, 2011
Despite recent signs of a slackening pace of global economic growth, California exporters turned in another impressive performance in April with shipments totaling $12.88 billion, a gain of 14.4 percent over the same month last year, according to an analysis by Beacon Economics of foreign trade data released this week by the U.S. Commerce Department.
BTS reports Freight TSI falls 1.0 percent from March to April
June 8, 2011
The BTS said that the April Freight TSI at 107.5 is up 14.0 percent from the recent low of 94.3 in April 2009, which was its lowest level since July 1997. April’s Freight TSI is down 5.1 percent from its historic peak of 113.3 in January 2005.
Trucking towards a double-dip? Batter up!
June 3, 2011
I don’t know what is harder: figuring out what the economy is doing or hitting a curve ball? While I was a decent enough hitter growing up, I did not see too many breaking balls. But given all the noise about which way the economy is moving, I may be heading back to the batting cages.
WTO reports surge in global trade
September 3, 2010
The value of world merchandise trade rose around 25 percent in the first six months of 2010 up strongly from the same period of 2009.
Peak Season shows signs of a modest return
August 27, 2010
LM reader survey points to myriad factors for Peak’s return for the first time in five years
Air cargo demand remains strong
August 26, 2010
But recovery enters a slower phase
New report suggests an uptick for forwarders
August 24, 2010
The global trading system is experiencing “extraordinary volatility” and this is being reflected in the performance of the freight forwarding industry, said Jon Manners-Bell of Transport Intelligence (Ti), a London-based think tank.
California’s legislators call for national freight policy
August 24, 2010
Senate Joint Resolution 33 by State Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Ports and Goods Movement, was passed unanimously by the California State Assembly this week
Estes expands service into Canada
August 23, 2010
In an effort to increase network efficiency, full-service freight transportation services provider Estes Express said it has rolled out a new three-day service to Toronto from eight terminals in Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Texas.
Trucking “arms race” escalates as industry seeks heavier, longer trucks
August 20, 2010
Truck sizes and weights have largely been frozen at the federal level since 1993. Now the industry and a coalition of shipping interests are again testing the waters in Washington to see if now might be the time to take another look at that emotional and politically charged issue.
TransCore data points to 122 percent annual gain in July spot market freight availability
August 19, 2010
While over-the-road transportation capacity remains tight, spot market freight availability continues its upward trend, according to the TransCore North American Freight Index.
Freight Forwarding & Traversing the Red Tape
August 13, 2010
Moving freight across the U.S./Canadian border can be more problematic than most shippers realize. Our recent research study reveals the myriad complexities of the customs clearance process—and the downfalls of making the trip alone.
With energy legislation tabled, sustainability efforts go forward
August 9, 2010
Now that the United States Senate has reached a stalemate of sorts regarding a national energy policy, the subsequent effects of this political stalemate from a transportation and logistics perspective remain to be seen, it seems.