While railroad service issues clearly presented internal challenges for the Class I’s and external issues for rail shipper customers, it is the opinion of one industry observer that having the Class I’s offering up written responses to the STB does not really do a whole lot in terms of the big (service) picture.
The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline eked out a slight increase, rising 0.1 cents to $3.043 per gallon, according to data issued this week by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). Diesel Prices April 2018, Energy Update
More than half of surveyed manufacturers expect digital supply networks will provide benefits, but only 28 percent have started implementing them
Earlier this month, Green Bay, Wisconsin-based Breakthrough Fuel, an energy management company focused on helping shippers gain transparency and “remove distortion from their transportation supply chains,” announced it has rolled out a new transportation and logistics-focused consulting service, entitled Breakthrough Supply Chain. Sustainability in the supply chain, Breakthough Fuel announce new service, Transportation and Logistic…Details
The St. Louis Regional Freightway, Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District located in the State of Louisiana and four ports in the St. Louis region have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish and grow an alliance to generate new business by promoting international and inland trade routes at strategic locations along the…Details
Logistics professionals heard about supply chain priorities and technology from one of their peers at Monday’s keynote at MODEX in Atlanta, when Juan Perez, CIO and chief engineering officer for UPS, took the stage. In a talk titled, “Anticipating Tomorrow’s Supply Chain Challenges—Today,” Perez advised “we need to disrupt ourselves” with technology that improves the…Details
While much of the action has been in mobile collaborative robotics, piece picking robots are finding their niche.
In recent days, much has been made of President Trump’s comments, via Twitter (of course), squarely aimed at global e-commerce behemoth Amazon and how it apparently takes advantage of the United States Postal Service (USPS). Amazon Trump Comments, Trump Tweets about Amazon
A good news/bad news scenario for United States-bound retailer container shipments was laid out in the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates. The good news part is the report’s projected gains in shipment levels in the coming months, and the bad…Details
Get an inside look at how a leading restaurant group Bloomin’ Brands Inc (BBI), coordinates its complex supply chain to deliver an exceptional restaurant experience at the lowest cost to serve.