Any thoughts that a “trade war” between the United States and China was not a possibility were put to rest earlier today based on an announcement coming out of the White House. The White House said that under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, “the United States will impose a 25% tariff on…Details
For March, the most recent month for which data is available, the SCI reading came in at -10.5, a slight improvement from the matching -11.1 readings for January and February.
On a year-to-date basis through the first 20 weeks of 2018, U.S. carloads are up 1.1% annually at 5,141,257, and intermodal units are up 5.9% at 5,443,730.
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Gartner, Inc.’s annual Supply Chain Executive Conference held last week in Phoenix, AZ provided the platform for the release of its Supply Chain Top 25, which identifies industry “best practices.” Rankings of the top 25 supply chain, companies with the strongest supply chain, supply chain reliability rankings, Top 25 Supply Chain Companies 2018, Gartner Supply…Details
A report published this week in The Hill indicated that Rep. Bud Shuster (R-PA), the outgoing House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman, is working on a national infrastructure bill. This leads to one basic question, given the relatively historical glacial pace of national infrastructure plans, bills, or otherwise: does it really matter? I say that…Details
Authorities at the Port of Oakland heralded the coming of “a one-stop, online gateway” this morning, ushering in what they believe to be the first-ever digitized operational platform. Port of Oakland,the oakland portal launches.
In its semiannual forecasts, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) always does an excellent job of laying out its estimates in terms of what to expect for things like capital expenditures, production, prices, and utilization rates, among other metrics for the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors. One component of the report, which does not always get…Details
The division is responding to strong growth in demand for air cargo, chiefly for outbound services out of Asia and on the conventional transpacific route, fueled by almost all industries.
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