The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline headed up 2 cents to $3.236 per gallon, the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this week.
Leading industry analysts observe that there’s a host of new technologies opening up fresh emerging market opportunities for U.S. shippers. How to properly harness these solutions and third-party partners now becomes the chief challenge. When Gartner released its annual “Supply Chain Top 25” report last May, it did more than simply identify global industry leaders…Details
As Americans celebrate Independence Day this week, logistics managers should be even more mindful of the “modern slavery” that continues to exist in U.S. multinational supply chains.
Tight capacity, coupled with ongoing rate pressures, continue to be major themes in shipping circles, based on the findings in the most recent edition of the Shippers Condition Index (SCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR.
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While it may not be a tremendous game changer, last week’s news that Amazon is taking steps to step up its plans to increase its package delivery and logistics services capabilities through the introduction of a new offering that, it said, will enable entrepreneurs to set up their own businesses to deliver Amazon packages, still…Details
When it comes to determining the best locales for shippers and 3PLs, and other concerns, to establish a warehousing presence, recent research from commercial real estate firm JLL clearly indicates that some markets are better than others.
As the months move along in 2018, so, too, does the strong momentum in the manufacturing sector, based on the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Manufacturing Report on Business.
In statements made at the recent “Ports & Terminals” luncheon in Oakland, two prominent port executives maintain that continued government support for maritime industry clean air efforts and infrastructure development remains a priority.
Carloads, at 268,464, were up 2.5% annually, but were below the 267,748 recorded for the week ending June 16 and the 271,641 recorded for the week ending June 9.