Carloads, at 275,334, were up 1.8% annually, which trailed the week ending August 18 at 278,701 and topped the week ending August 11 at 271,718.
The JLL paper, entitled “Supreme Court ruling on internet sales tax clears the air,” examines the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision for retailers, in terms of how [...]
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Larry Gross, President of Gross Transportation Consulting to talk about the 2018 Peak Season, capacity, pricing, and [...]
DrayNow, a “real-time marketplace” designed to assist intermodal shipping brokers to connect with available motor carriers, has completed its Series A funding of $5 million, led by [...]
MercuryGate has seen significant growth over the years. In 2017, the MercuryGate TMS managed more than$70 billion of annual freight spend and supported more than 300 daily log-ins from 80 [...]
For more than a while now, there has been a general sense of confusion, when it comes to the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). There are many reasons for that premise, to [...]
Download this new research brief, conducted by Peerless Research Group, examining how Florida’s pivotal location and supporting infrastructure enable organizations’ supply chains to [...]
Global transportation and logistics bellwether UPS announced today it has rolled out a new technology company and digital platform focused on matching available warehouse space and fulfillment [...]
Supply chain activities specifically related to transportation have seen dramatic changes in the last five years driven by end user experience and the technologies available to support, maintains [...]
The national average price per gallon for diesel gasoline saw a 1.9-cent gain this week to $3.226 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Based on the feedback we’ve received, the theme of our recent “Note to CEOs” blog posts appears to be resonating with shippers who are under the gun because of escalating [...]
Four ship-to-shore cranes at Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) – the busiest terminal at the Port of Oakland – are 27 feet taller following completion this week of a [...]
A new research paper released by The Hackett Group maintains that “world-class” procurement organizations now operate at 21 percent lower labor costs than peers and have 29 percent [...]
John G. Larkin, CFA, Managing Director - Transportation and Logistics, STIFEL Investment Banking shares his views on the current state of the 3PL industry in advance of major conference this fall.
Oracle introduced new releases of Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Global Trade Management Cloud last week
t’s that time when transportation professionals begin preparing their freight budgets for the upcoming year. With all that’s occurred in 2018, I’ve had some very interesting [...]
POLB reported that total monthly volume, at 688,457 (TEU) Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units, was off 4.4% annually, compared to July 2017, and POLA officials heralded the best July in the [...]
A freight distribution center placing high-demand logistics capability inside a global trade gateway at the Port of Oakland begins this fall.
Carloads, at 271,718, were up 1.8% annually, and intermodal containers and trailers increased 3.8% annually to 285,169.
Through July, the most recent month for which data is available, freight shipments and expenditures have now seen annual gains for 19 and 22 months, respectively, the report said.
Cargomatic announced yesterday it has closed a $35 billion Series B financing round.
Paul McLellan, President of LightBulbs.com, shares how the company's logistics operations created an integrated shipping and dimensioning solution that enables the online superstore to absorb [...]
The Department of Commerce reported that July retail sales, at $507.5 billion, were 0.5% ahead of June’s $504.9 billion and up 6.4% compared to July 2017. NRF reported that July retail [...]
Faced with challenges securing capacity, Land O' Lakes teamed up with Uber Freight to take a technology-based approach to overcome previous issues.
Southern California’s shippers seeking to “optimize” their dockside operations were given more good news by GE Transportation last week as the company announced that it had [...]
The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this week that the average price per gallon of diesel gasoline dropped 0.6 cents to $3.217 per gallon.
July shipments, at 1,096,835, topped June’s 1,025,643 and were up 6% annually for a new monthly record, according to Panjiva, topping August 2017’s 1,069,292. All months in 2018 have [...]
Data recently published by Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider DAT, a subsidiary of Roper Technologies showed something atypical in the 2018 spot market, [...]
There is often a general consensus along the lines of “when retail sales are good, the economy is good.” It makes sense to a large degree and, really, why wouldn’t it after all? [...]
An exhaustive discussion on the benefits and perils of digitized supply chains took place at the USC Marshall 6th Annual Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit in Los Angeles. But if a single [...]
Against the backdrop of increasing retail sales and an ongoing “pull forward” efforts by retailers to import goods in advance of new tariffs levied on products made in China, various [...]
Carloads, at 279,907, saw a 3% annual increase, and intermodal units headed up 5.4% to 291,088.
A recent study conducted by the industrial real estate firm CBRE, notes that the new tariffs targeted at high-tech Chinese goods–such as industrial robots, radio transmitters, aircraft [...]
This tech brief looks at the major forces influencing the supply chain today, and what a control tower needs to meet the demands of today’s fast moving global supply chains.
Major multinational shippers and North American transport interests are warning the Trump Administration to tread softly on its increasing tariffs on aluminum, steel and other products or it will [...]
XPO, the largest provider of last mile logistics for heavy goods in North America, said this new 50,000 square-foot facility is based in Toronto, Ontario. And it added that this facility, which [...]
Earlier this month, Memphis-based transportation and logistics power FedEx said it will not additional residential holiday season surcharges, save for oversized or unauthorized shipments or those [...]
The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline dropped 0.3 cents this week to $3.223 per gallon, according to data issued by the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA).
A full season of trade summits, seminars, and conferences are being staged to provide advice on strategic direction in the coming year.
The report’s National Shipment Index, at 138.7 (2011=110.1), hit a new record-high and was up 1.2% compared to the first quarter and up 7.8% annually.
Late last week, Addison, Texas-based Daseke Inc., a provider of flatbed, specialized transportation and logistics services said it acquired Memphis-based Builders Transportation Co., a steel, [...]
The old days of buying a lift truck as a commodity unrelated to other materials handling equipment purchases are going away. Rapidly. It’s all because of fundamental shifts in how [...]
Our editorial staff will be in attendance to present the 2018 Quest for Quality Awards to the 138 winners. Following cocktails, dinner and the awards presentation, attendees will be treated to [...]
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI–fell 3.4% to 55.7 (a reading above 50 indicates growth) in July. The July NMI is 2.3% below the 12-month [...]
Rail carloads were up 3.5%, or 35,208 carloads, to 1,048,293, and intermodal trailers and containers rose 6.9%, or 71,782 units, to 1,108,142.
The clothing retailer has laid out a strong supply chain sustainability strategy that can serve as a blueprint for other shippers to follow.
YRC, which controls long-haul YRC Freight and LTL regional carriers New Penn, Reddaway and Holland, reported a slight dip in second quarter net income of $14.4 million on $1.33 billion revenue, [...]
The report’s key metric, the PMI, fell 2.1% to 58.1 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth) and has now grown for 23 consecutive months, with the overall economy now having grown for [...]
Three prominent maritime experts share insight into the current ocean cargo arena— a freight sector that’s navigating from one crisis to the next.
With 58% of shippers committed to their enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors, the key players are casting an even bigger shadow on the supply chain management space.
Even with some sequential spot market rate declines in July, recent data issued Portland, Oregon-based DAT, a subsidiary of Roper Technologies, showed that they remain in line with the strong [...]
Risk, loss and damage are facts of life when shipping ocean cargo, so why is the evaluation of cargo insurance so often overlooked? Our risk consultant offers practical tips that can protect your [...]