Earlier this week, Chicago-based project44, a technology services provider offering standardized, secure Web service API (application programming interfaces) integrations enabling 3PLs and shippers to connect with carriers in real time said another Chicago-based player, Echo Global Logistics, intregrated project44’s SaaS services to fully automate end-to-end management of its less-than-truckload (LTL) and Volume LTL (VLTL) shipments.…Details
American Airlines Cargo recently announced that it will implement “a next generation cargo management system” designed to enlarge its technology platform.
The European markets XPO will expand into include UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and France, and XPO said it expects to manage more than 750,000 last mile deliveries from retailers and e-commerce companies in Europe in 2018.
The Port of Oakland today reported that containerized export volume in January increased 2.1 percent from the same month a year ago.
This new 109,000 square-foot facility, said Ryder, is less than five miles from the World Trade Bridge and is comprised of 6,400 square-feet of office space, 51 dock doors, two ramps, and 114 trailer spaces.
This story looks at some ways in which companies are using IoT or IIoT technology along the supply chain and discusses the added value companies will gain as they move from discrete applications to integrated ones.
For December, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI was 9.2, which was well ahead of November’s 5.48 and in line with October’s 9.48. FTR said that December’s reading reflects a full capacity environment that is paced by ongoing strength in freight demand. Looking ahead, FTR said it expects the TCI…Details
Commerce reported that its advanced estimate of U.S. retail and food service sales for January were down 0.3% compared to December at $492 billion but were up 3.6% on an annual basis. NRF data pointed to a 0.26% decline in retail sales from December to January, with annual sales up 5.4%. NRF’s data does not…Details
The United States Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that the average cost per gallon of diesel gasoline fell 2.3 cents this week to $3.063 per gallon.
U.S. ports are positioned for another solid year of growth, though the Trump administration’s evolving stance on both domestic and international trade is a long-term development worth a close watch, according to Fitch Ratings in its latest sector briefing.