U.S. rail carloads headed up 2.0%, or 21,098 carloads, to 1,080,769, and U.S. intermodal containers and trailers in June were up 6.3%, or 68,689 units, at 1,159,973.
With a 0.7-cent increase, the national diesel average now stands at $3.243. This follows a 2.0-cent increase from last week.
A Reuters report published this week indicated there may be further consolidation on the high seas, with Marseilles, France-based CMA CGM, the third largest global ocean cargo carrier, having made an “exploratory approach” regarding potentially merging with Hamburg, Germany-based Hapag-Lloyd. The Reuters report, which cited three finance sources, said that this pairing would be in…Details
In an exclusive interview, Jonathan Gold, vice president, supply chain and customs policy for the National Retail Federation shares his views and forecasts
The European Shippers’ Council recently stated that the service provided by container shipping lines has deteriorated since 2016 and is now seen by exporters, importers and freight forwarders “as more problematic.”
Focused on low upfront costs, quick deployment models and less need for internal IT support, companies are turning to the Cloud to manage their end-to-end supply chains.
As we have for the past 29 years, the Logistics Management editorial team has devoted a large portion of our July issue to putting context around the “Annual State of Logistics Report (SoL)”—and we continue to do so for good reason.
Voice-directed picking and other types of voice solutions are proven in warehouse environments. But suppliers are now out to make voice-directed work even more productive with analytics and optimization, as well as improvements to the voice recognition engines.
As if higher rates and capacity shortages weren’t enough to worry about, shippers must now deal with a pending trade war, import/export uncertainties and increasing scrutiny from C-suite executives. Shippers now face a steep climb to keep budgets and service levels intact.
Most every December, in this space, we take a look at the logistics year in review. It is always fun to look back to see what some of the key themes were over the course of the year. But this year Newsroom Notes is taking a look at the “year to date,” rather than the…Details