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
As companies continue to search for the next generation of logistics management talent, the existing workforce is being asked to deliver more than ever before. While our survey respondents aren’t griping about the workload, they maintain that new challenges require more resources.
Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Commissioner Rebecca Dye said earlier this week that the initial phase of the investigation into port demurrage, detention, and free time practices has commenced, with the FMC ordering ocean common carriers to provide information and documents to explain these practices, adding that this is also happening United States ports container terminals.
Ocean container volumes in Northern Europe are seeing decent volumes, coupled with anticipated growth throughout 2018, according to the most recent edition of the the Global Port Tracker report from maritime consultancy Hackett Associates and Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics. But at the same time, the report said that a fair amount of uncertainty…Details
Technologies that enhance yard management systems such as RFID and drones promise a new level of visibility into asset location in yards, but they may not be ideal for all yards. Simply using YMS workflows with bar code scanning, as well as integration to TMS and WMS, can vastly improve visibility and throughput. Using drones…Details
While the United States warehousing market currently has quite a bit working in its favor in the form of things like tight vacancy rates, strong absorption rates, and rent levels, in some ways it is also a victim of its own success, due to the ongoing strength of e-commerce. That was one of the main…Details
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI––fell 0.7% to 58.8 in March (a reading above 50 indicates growth), which is slightly below February’s 59.5 and also below January’s all-time high NMI reading of 59.9.
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According to Fitch Ratings in its latest U.S. Transportation Trends special report, recent trade friction between the United States and China and the prospects for higher interest rates are not likely to affect growth for the major transportation segments for the foreseeable future.