Last-mile delivery is expensive and complicated. Solutions range from smart lockers to GPS sensors and advanced data analytics look to change that equation.
When it comes to United States-based consumer preferences as they relate to home delivery shopping, one thing is clear: consumers want deliveries reaching their destination faster than they have in the past, and they view free shipping as a major benefit along with other shipping options, too. Those are some of the takeaways from the…Details
Commerce reported that February retail sales dipped 0.1% from January to February at $492.0 billion, while seeing a 4.0% annual gain. NRF reported that its retail sales data, which excludes automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, saw a 0.3% seasonally adjusted gain from January to February and a 4.4% annual gain. Retail Sales Data 2018, Quarter…Details
POLA said it processed 725,059 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEU) in February, which represents a 16% annual gain and the highest-volume February in the port’s 111 years of operation. POLB February volumes rose 32.8% to 661,790 TEU for an all-time high for the month, which comes on the heels of an all-time high in January of…Details
Logistics Trends & Insights LLC, an Atlanta, Georgia-based consultancy, is conducting its third “Evolving Freight Forwarding Survey,” and invites LM readers to participate.
While ocean cargo gateways in San Pedro report record inbound throughput for the month the Port of Oakland notes that its containerized import volume increased by an astonishing 14.9 percent last month.
The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline dropped two cents to $2.976 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
An ongoing pricing surge remains intact for both truckload and intermodal activity, according to the most recent editions of the Truckload Linehaul Index and Intermodal Index from Cass Information Systems and Broughton Capital.
The objective of the TIGER program is to ensure that economic funding is made available for transportation infrastructure projects, and that project spending is monitored and transparent.
3PL GEODIS is the latest example of how the materials handling industry is adopting robotics.