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
“Tariff retaliation” by China may occur sooner than later say trade and supply chain experts.
Rail carloads increased 3.6%, or 36,157 carloads, to 1,050,653, and intermodal containers and trailers headed up 5%, or 102,308 units, in March compared to the same period a year ago at 2,132,892.
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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
While it appears that air cargo providers are finally playing their cards right, shippers are eager to see if their carriers use more caution in the future—or decide to double down while their hands are hot. Air Freight Discussion, State of Air Cargo 2018, Discussion on Air Cargo Industry, Air Cargo Research
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
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.
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
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