LM interviewed XPO Logistics Chairman and CEO Brad Jacobs at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Annual Conference in Orlando this week.
Carloads dropped 6.1 percent annually to 268,524, and intermodal containers and trailers fell 3.5 percent annually to 271,085.
The organizations said in a joint statement that talks have been tentatively scheduled for November 1-2. The current contract between the parties runs through June 30, 2019.
Various facets of the third-party logistics (3PL) continue to show the evolving role the sector has in serving and helping shippers meet their goals and expectations, with 3PLs also seeing solid [...]
For shippers, carriers, brokerages and really all other industry stakeholders that have not given much thought to the possibility of Uber becoming a truckload carrier, it appears it may be time [...]
First discovering inefficiencies can lead to right solutions.
A. O. Smith announced the winners of two $2,500 scholarships for students pursuing plumbing-heating-cooling related studies.
News that the 20,000-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) plan to meet again in early November should be welcomed by West Coast shippers
Winsupply Inc., a national distributor handling plumbing supplies, HVAC products, and more, has opened two new companies along the Eastern seaboard: Winsupply of Absecon, in New Jersey, [...]
Hanjin’s bankruptcy leaves the proposed carrier grouping THE Alliance at a size disadvantage to both its future rivals. Maritime analysts ask: miight a replacement be called up?
A weak trend of improvement in the Stifel Logistics Confidence Index is evident, though the Index is still short of the neutral 50 point mark, report analysts for the London-based think tank, [...]
HICKORY, N.C.— Shurtape Technologies, LLC, a producer of pressure-sensitive tapes based in Hickory, N.C., announces the addition of Rob DeVries to its executive leadership team.
SeaLand, the Intra-Americas regional ocean carrier of the Maersk Group, today introduces the Port of Hueneme, California as a new port call on its West Coast Central America (WCCA) Service.
A potential supply chain meltdown resulting from Hanjin Shipping’s bankruptcy has been averted at the Port of Oakland.
U.S. trade with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico dropped 10 percent to $83.7 billion on an annual basis in July, according to the Department of [...]
Carloads were down 5.3 percent at 270,336, and intermodal containers and trailers fell 4.9 percent to 267,568.
Avoid quality program bureaucracy that can sap logistics productivity and increase costs
A special report on how and why Mexico has emerged as the new nearshore destination
During this webcast you'll learn on how various organizations have gained instant access to in-transit parcels and given access to this information to stakeholders.
The letter explained that with U.S. businesses relying on supply chain predictability during the busiest time of year, Hanjin’s bankruptcy filing has caused widespread disruption in freight [...]
Wilmington, Del. — The Chemours Company (Chemours) (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, announced [...]
Whether born of necessity, to fill a niche need, or developed as a blue-sky invention that business adopts, new technologies power much of the growth and development we see in supply chain operations.
August shipments were down 0.4 percent compared to July at 1.115 and off 1.1 percent annually for its 18th straight annual decline.
Quarterly revenue at $14.7 billion was up 16.3 percent, operating income at $1.26 billion was up 9.5 percent at $1.26 billion, and net income at $715 million was up 3.2 percent. Earnings per [...]
With macroeconomic indicators as mixed as they have been in several quarters, data issued this week by the American Trucking Associations pointed to truck tonnage volumes pointing up in August.
Indecision revolving around three complex supply chain elements—transportation, technology and organizational structure—finds many companies waiting to commit to a strategic path. [...]
How do today’s warehousing managers plan to capitalize on tomorrow’s unprecedented eCommerce opportunities?
Perhaps the most significant change announced by FedEx is that fuel surcharges for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground will be adjusted on a weekly basis instead of the current process in which [...]
Given the sluggish volume declines on United States rail carloads in 2016, it is fair to say that weekly volume readings continue to remain on a downward trajectory, depending on type of carload [...]
Falling 1 cent to $2.389 per gallon, this follows declines of 0.8 cents and 0.2 cents, respectively, over the previous two weeks.
Distributors struggle with attributing benefits to technology.
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Tool is pleased to announce a new premier partnership with the Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA). SMACNA is an [...]
MercuryGate said that through this partnership shippers can now access the CSX online booking tool, ShipCSX, which enables shippers to plan, ship, and pay for intermodal shipments, through [...]
Following a strong growth month for United States-bound waterborne shipments in July, August picked up where July left off and then some, according to recent data issued by Panjiva.
FTR Senior Partner Noel Perry noted at his firm’s transportation conference in Indianapolis last week that average recovery growth for GDP continues to decline, from 7 percent in 1950 to 1 [...]
Despite decent job growth, U.S. economy needs to overcome still high inventory levels and sluggish GDP.
Representing New Haven, Connecticut-based warehouse workers for freight transportation and logistics services provider XPO Logistics, Teamsters Local 443 said yesterday it filed for Teamsters [...]
A downward trending month for the intermodal sector was fully reflected in the most recent edition of the Intermodal Conditions Index (ICI) issued by freight transportation forecasting firm FTR [...]
Commerce reported that August retail sales dropped 0.3 percent compared to July at $456.3 billion and were up 1.9 percent annually. The NRF reported that retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas [...]
Carloads fell 6 percent to 252,627, and intermodal containers and trailers dropped 4.8 percent compared to the same week last year at 230,267.
The Bosch Community Fund recently awarded three grants totaling $54,000 to schools and organizations in the Londonderry and Manchester, New Hampshire, area. The grants support science, [...]
Women are finally breaking into the top echelons of what had been a male-dominated industry.
A Transpacific shipping route linking Asia and the U.S. will add weekly Port of Oakland stops beginning in November.
Despite many adversities for the maritime sector over the last year, seaborne perishable reefer trade increased in 2015 - and is forecast to grow further still in 2016.
Training employees who leave is far better option than not training employees who stay.
For July, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI headed up to 5.99, an improvement over June’s 2.92, and May’s 1.69, which is its lowest reading going back to 2011.
In light of the recent bankruptcy filing by Hanjin Shipping, United States-bound retail imports are expected to be at near-peak levels in September, according to the most recent edition of the [...]
With the objectives of expanding into new transportation modes and growing its product’s data intelligence and analytics capabilities, Chicago-based project44, a technology services [...]
Brian Conrad, executive administrator for the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA), share some related views in this exclusive interview with LM.
The global smart building market is forecast to grow from $5.73 billion in 2016 to $24.73 billion by 2021, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34 percent from 2016 to [...]
Small manufacturers continue to be focused on using technology for tactical purposes rather than strategic, according to the Small Business Barometer 2016, a new report released by [...]
How the distribution industry is moving from product-centric to information-based. Subscribers should log in below to read this article. Not a subscriber? Subscribe below or learn [...]
Both U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes saw annual declines in August, according to data issued this week by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
DHL said this $4 million investment was driven by heavy demand and growth in international shipping by local businesses trading internationally, e-commerce shipping, and Washington state-based [...]
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Joe Dunlap, Managing Director of Supply Chain Services for industrial real estate firm CBRE and Melina Cordero, Head of [...]
Emerson has announced the opening of The Helix Innovation Center at Georgia Tech, a new collaboration and innovation space located in Technology Square, the university’s innovation hub.
The industrial real estate market remains in a strong position for various reasons, according to the Second Quarter Industrial Outlook report from commercial real estate firm JLL.
This service will be geared towards shippers moving commodities and consumer goods between Portland, Oregon or Seattle, and Dallas/Fort Worth to be able to reduce their transit times by up to two [...]
Ten Mistakes U.S. Businesses Make When Shipping To Canada, to understand some common missteps, as well as advantages and benefits that are frequently overlooked in cross-border strategy. [...]
For many maritime and trade analysts, Hanjin Shipping’s receivership and bankruptcy filing suddenly exposed how fragile the world of shipping alliances and just-in-time supply chain [...]
Oracle said this week it has acquired LogFire, an Atlanta-based provider of Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud-based, Warehouse Management Systems in an effort to complement its Oracle Supply [...]
Effective February 2017, Walmart is going to require its suppliers (shippers) to meet a two-day shipping window instead of its previous four-day window, as well as up its required compliance rate [...]
ArcBest’s 3PL subsidiary ABF Logistics last week acquired Sparks, Nevada-based Logistics & Distribution Services (LDS) for $25 million.
Following two weeks of increases, the average price per gallon of diesel gasoline dipped 0.2 cents to $2.407 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information [...]
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 51.4 (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth) in August, which was down 4.1 percent from July.
The brief period of bargain truckload rates that shippers enjoyed earlier this year is ending as carriers have reduced capacity to adapt to the slight drop in freight demand in 2016’s first [...]
I recently had the opportunity to present “PR University: Building Your Business with Public Relations” to the HARDI Sales and Marketing Conference in San Diego. I was impressed with [...]
In earlier fashion than usual, UPS yesterday rolled out United States rate changes that will go into effect in the coming weeks and months.
With Korean ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping, the seventh largest ocean liner in the world that handles roughly 7% of U.S.-Asia cargo, filing for bankruptcy earlier this week, what happens next in [...]
When Maersk Line, the world’s largest ocean cargo container company, announced last month that it would stop services to and from 10 ports in China, shipping experts reckoned that it was [...]
A combination of recently released economic indicators and second quarter earnings reports from freight transportation and logistics sectors continue to lend credence to the thesis that a freight [...]
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was 49.4 in August, which was down 3.2% compared to July for its first decline going back to February’s 49.5.
The shippers locked into classic procurement and freight payment processes need to pay attention to the changes that are coming in transportation operations.
This month marks the 25th year that Logistics Management’s September issue has featured the findings of the “Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends (Masters of [...]
The ATA said that the second quarter turnover rate at truckload fleets with more than $30 million in annual revenue dropped six points to 83 percent, which ATA said is its lowest level in five [...]
The bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping will have shippers scrambling for transport alternatives during Peak Season, as global seaports also struggle to find ways of mitigating the impact of this [...]
Running short of space in its old facility, Destination Maternity Corp. built a new, highly automated DC driven by an integrated warehouse management and execution system. The result is a [...]
Global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW) said yesterday it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire APC Logistics, a Melbourne, [...]
Traditional rebate model based on reactivity may not be enough.