In a move geared towards expanding its United States Southeast intermodal drayage logistics operations and overall North American network, Randolph, Mass.-based RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a [...]
Commerce reported that December retail sales, at $529.6 billion, were up 0.3% over November and up 5.8% annually. NRF reported that December retail sales were up 0.5% from November to December on [...]
The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) said that the U.S. will be maintaining 25% tariffs on approximately $250 billion of Chinese imports, coupled with 7.5% tariffs on [...]
With a 1.5-cent decline, the national average came in at $3.064, following a 1.0-cent increase to $3.079 for the week of January 6.
The theme of “back to normal” season patterns for United States-bound consumer goods may be ready to take hold in early 2020, following an even 2019 that was riddled with atypical [...]
November’s 0.1% increase to 137.4 represents the second consecutive month of growth, with the Freight TSI falling 0.8% on an annual basis. And BTS noted that it is 2% below the all-time [...]
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, although no doubt leaning Republican and backing politicians with pro-business agendas, never takes a stance on presidential preferences. And 2020 will be no [...]
New research confirms that the current risk mitigating trend in the third-party arena will continue this year. Indeed, eighty-five percent of logistics managers expect that their outsourcing [...]
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 55 in December (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth is occurring), which topped November’s [...]
Acquisition of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners and GIC is a done deal
The sale of Darien, Conn.-based short-line railroad carrier Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) to Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a global infrastructure company in the utilities, [...]
With a 2.8-cent increase, the national average price per gallon, for the week of December 30, came in at $3.069.
According to a new market report, the global smart & mobile supply chain solutions market was valued at $13,614.8 million in 2018 and is expected to reach $31,612.0 million by 2027, expanding [...]
Smart and Mobile Supply Chain Solutions Markets have been closely examined in a recent study by Transparency Market Research. Among the key players operating in the global smart & mobile [...]
November shipments, at 1.124, were down 3.3% annually, and expenditures, at 1.810, fell 1.4%.
For October, the most recent month for which data is available, the SCI matched September, with a reading at 6.4. FTR said this reading reflected a reasonably favorable climate, with all SCI [...]
One week after House of Representatives Democrats and the White House indicated significant progress had been reached on the possibility of signing the United States Mexico Canada Agreement [...]
A week after a decline of more than two cents, the national average price per gallon of diesel gasoline fell again but not to the same extent, for the week of December 16, according to data [...]
A fair amount of dissonance between global e-commerce giant Amazon and freight transportation and logistics bellwether Amazon appears to still be intact, according to a Wall Street Journal report [...]
October’s Freight TSI reading, at 138.6, is the fourth highest on record and is 1% below the all-time high of 140.0 set in August 2019 and represents the highest monthly increase since [...]
Commerce reported that November retail sales, at $528 billion, rose 0.2% over October and were up 3.3% compared to November 2018. NRF reported that retail sales were up 0.1% from October to [...]
Major parcel carriers delivery operations, for UPS, FedEx, the United States Postal Service (USPS), and global e-commerce titan Amazon, over Cyber Monday Week, were impacted by harsh weather [...]
Following the November announcement that Dallas-based MODE Transportation, a non-asset 3PL offering truckload, less-than-truckload, intermodal, ocean, rail, air, and managed transportation [...]
For manufacturing, ISM is estimating a 4.8% annual increase in 2020 revenue, which is up from the 1.9% increase that was pegged for 2019 over 2018. What’s more, 58.1% of manufacturing [...]
The varying needs of supply chain-based industrial property occupiers paints a clear picture of how property categorizations shed light on the intersection of supply chain needs and different [...]
Spot truckload rates benefitted from Thanksgiving coming later in November this year, coupled with typically hectic end of month activity, for the week of November 24 through December 1, [...]
With a 0.004-cent increase, the average price per gallon for diesel, for the week of December 2, is $3.070.
As a chocolate and confectionary shipper known for various household name sweets––including Nutella, Kinder, Ferrero Rocher, and Tic Tac––Ferrero is intent on getting its [...]
Earlier today, Class I freight railroad carrier CN said it has reached a tentative agreement with the company’s 3,200 conductors and yard crews working on CN’s mainline and yards in [...]
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently had an opportunity to speak with Jim Gehr, President, Retail, DHL Supply Chain, North America, talk about the 2019 holiday rush, as it [...]
On November 25, CN said that it has successfully met the federal requirement to operate PTC on all 35 of its U.S. subdivisions required to be equipped with PTC, meeting these requirements 13 [...]
The state of United States transportation infrastructure received good news this week, with Congress and the White House taking steps to eliminate the $7.6 billion rescission of Highway Trust [...]
For September, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI reading came in at -2.94, which is at its lowest level going back to May.
With a 0.001-cent gain, this week’s average is $3.074. This marks the third time over the last six weeks that the national average has seen a gain, with declines occurring in three of the [...]
A “systemic cultural difference” in trade negotiations may be keeping global supply chain managers on edge next year, maintains one prominent political expert. “U.S.-China [...]
October shipments, at 1,047,257, were off 8.9% annually on a preliminary basis, which was far steeper than September’s 1.6% annual decline and the third quarter’s 0.2% gain. [...]
While reports this week point to the possibility of progress being made on the phase one trade deal between the United States and China in the ongoing tariff-centric trade war, that does not [...]
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the nation’s withdrawal from the agreement will take effect one year from delivery of the notification, which will be November 4, 2020.
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 54.7 in October (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth is occurring), which marked a 2.1% gain over [...]
Falling 0.002 cents, this week’s average came in at $3.062. This followed last week’s 0.014-cent gain and a decline of 0.001 cents, for the week ending October 21. Going back to the [...]
In its annual holiday survey, entitled “Last Mile Delivery Wars: How to Keep Retail Promises and Win with Reliability,” which was based on feedback from 2,500 United States-based [...]
Rail carloads, at 243,807, were off 7.5% annually, and intermodal units, at 267,013, slipped 6.6% annually.
Commerce reported that September retail sales, at $525.6 billion, were off 0.3% compared to August will rising 4.1% compared to September 2018. NRF reported that September retail sales were off [...]
After nearly two decades, the federal government is finally close to establishing the first national database of drug and alcohol-impaired truck drivers.
In 2018, the report said that global parcel volume came in at 87 billion, which was up 17% compared to 2017’s 74 billion and the highest ever recorded since the index has been published. [...]
Falling 1.9 cents, the national diesel average now stands at $3.047, coming on the heels of a 0.015-cent decline a week ago.
ISM data focus on larger multinationals, whereas IHS Markit polls a representative mix of company size.
Atlanta-based transportation and logistics bellwether UPS said it received the United States government’s first full Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Part 135 Standard [...]
While a ten-week stretch of declines was snapped with an increase last week, the national average price per gallon for diesel gasoline fell again this week, according to data issued by the [...]
While slavery in global supply chains remains an ever-growing concern, a new coalition has been successful recently in addressing it…perhaps even finding a solution.
As was the case in a previous report issued in June, a new report issued last week by Los Angeles-based industrial real estate firm CBRE continued to make the case for how an ongoing increase in [...]
NASA is looking to the materials handling industry for innovative ideas on how to handle supplies in space.
In its recent research paper, Prologis posits that when the supply chain extends from the factory to the doorstep, the way we talk about warehouses must change.
The new truckload tendering capability enables project44 shipper and 3PL customers to automatically request truckload shipment quotes directly from their TMS, ERP or other system of record.
August shipments, at 1.190, were up 1.6% compared to July and down 3% annually, and expenditures, at 2.840, were up 0.7% compared to July and off 2.6% annually.
Software will drive the materials handling industry, says Dematic’s CEO.
Kathy Fulton, Executive Director of the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), provides a statement regarding the organization's role in working with numerous non-profit partners working hard to [...]
Falling 0.005 cents, the national diesel average is now at $2.971 per gallon.
With the United States potentially exiting the Universal Postal Union (UPU), that raises the possibility of higher rates for global shippers. While that situation remains fluid until the more [...]
Uber said it plans to invest more than $200 million annually in the facility in the form of headcount, real estate development, and other expenses.
With Hurricane Dorian bracing down on the United States Eastern seaboard, Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman had an opportunity to speak wirth Vince Santinello, Ocean Business [...]
While recent months continued to show a pattern of a slowing down in manufacturing activity, even though the sector was still showing overall growth, data issued today by the Institute for Supply [...]
Following various reports in January that indicated FedEx Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of Memphis-based transportation and logistics titan FedEx, was taking its initial steps [...]
When it comes to prime industrial and logistics real estate markets, there are more options than just the ones available in high population primary markets, according to research published this [...]
East Coast rail shippers stymied by the lack of double stack rail container option on a 125-year-old tunnel underneath Baltimore may be seeing light at the end of the tunnel. A $125 million [...]
For June, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI was -0.82, an improvement over May’s -2.3 and April’s -1.18.
While the USTR indicated that the September 1 tariff remains on schedule, it also noted that certain products are being removed from the tariff list “based on health, safety, national [...]
To drive efficiency, Indiana University Health created its own procurement, logistics and distribution network. The centerpiece is a highly automated 300,000-square-foot distribution center.
Roughly two months after Memphis-based transportation and logistics bellwether FedEx announced it made a strategic decision not to renew the FedEx Express U.S. domestic contract with Amazon.com, [...]
Humanitarian supply chains need everything that commercial supply chains do – so why not leverage the knowledge and expertise that is already existing in our industry?
SaaS-based transportation management system (TMS) provider MercuryGate International Inc. and Uber Freight, a subsidiary of the ubiquitous, ride-sharing service Uber, whose proprietary app [...]
Falling 0.002-cents, the national diesel average is now at $3.032 per gallon, following declines of 1.0-cents, 0.07-cents, and 0.004-cent declines, respectively, the previous three weeks. The [...]
With a 1.0-cent decrease, the national diesel average is at $3.034, coming on the heels of 0.07-cent and 0.004-cent declines, respectively, over the previous two weeks. The national diesel [...]
For May, the most recent month for which data is available, the SCI jumped to 5.6, following a 1.9 reading in April, which was almost a full point below March’s 2.8, and marked the highest [...]
While the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) is not a done deal until it is signed off by Congress and signed into law by President Trump, that has not stopped business concerns from [...]
The Department of Transportation is quietly moving to make truck drivers’ hours of service rules more flexible.
With a 0.004-cent decline, the national diesel average now stands at $3.051 per gallon. This comes on the heels of a 1.3-cent gain last week and 0.001-cent and 2.7-cent declines, respectively, [...]
With its one-day Prime delivery program made available “coast-to-coast” to consumers on July 15, many supply chain managers are concerned about its impact on demand cycles in the future.
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—slipped 1.8% to 55.1 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth is occurring). This reading represents the [...]
A major freight railroad deal was announced this week, with Darien, Conn.-based short-line railroad carrier Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) Inc. set to be acquired by Brookfield Infrastructure [...]
The report’s key metric, the PMI, dipped 0.4% to 51.7 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), following 0.7% and 2.5% declines in May and April, respectively. The index has seen [...]
Besides ranking the Top 20 U.S. maritime ports by import volumes, measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) , it also offers a look at the countries of origin and top products imported for [...]
When looking at the many challenges that come into play for companies competing in, or looking to enter, the last-mile logistics delivery market, there are more than a few direct challenges, to [...]
Infrastructure is becoming like the weather: nearly everyone in Washington complains about it, but nothing really ever gets done about it.
With e-commerce growing at the rate of more than 15% annually, logisticians have been studying the best way to deliver all these home deliveries faster and cheaper than ever.
Effective June 23, the United States Postal Service (USPS) will formally make a change in how it implements its dimensional weight rules. This will be done through lowering the dimensional [...]
Ottawa-based Shopify, a multi-channel commerce platform, said this week it has introduced a fulfillment network, entitled the Shopify Fulfillment Network. Company officials said that this network [...]
Riding a booming economy, U.S. Business Logistics Costs (USBLC) rose 11.4% to reach $1.64 trillion-- or 8% of 2018’s $20.5 trillion gross domestic product (GDP). That’s according to [...]
Falling 3.5 cents, the national diesel average is $3.070, following declines of 3.1 cents, 1.5 cents, and 1.2 cents, respectively, over the previous three weeks.
Commerce reported that May retail sales, at $519.0 billion, were up 0.5% compared to April and up 3.2% annually. NRF reported that May retail sales were up 0.5% in May on a seasonally-adjusted [...]