The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that United States trade with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, was up annually in November, the most recent month for which data is available. With a 10.5% annual gain, November represents the 13th consecutive month…Details
Carloads fell 7.6% annually to 241,258, and intermodal containers and trailers saw a 1.8% annual gain to 266,981.
In a wide ranging keynote speech at this week’s SMC3 Jump Start conference in Atlanta, Adrian Gonzalez, head of Adelante SCM, touched upon many things and developments within the supply chain could be be viewed as keys to the future. The theme of the keynote was appropriately titled the “Brave New Supply Chain World, which…Details
As the outlook for the global air cargo industry continues to brighten, another significant developed this week when the Airforwarders Association (AfA) announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).
A trio of rail shipper groups, each with a vested interest in the long-term future in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) penned a joint letter to the United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, and Mexico’s Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo to express their support for NAFTA,…Details
Erik Autor, president of the National Association of Free Trade Zones shares his insight on current state of NAFTA.
The Transpacific Stabilization Agreement announced that it would dissolve next month.
New digital platform secures capacity at fixed rates using binding contracts
Given the myriad moving parts-such as economic, regulatory, or trade-based ones, among others, the current supply chain, freight transportation, and logistics markets, are moving at a rapid pace, with more than a lot going on at any given time.That was made clear in a CEO panel featuring YRC CEO James Welch and Jason Hess, vice…Details
I began to refer to what was coming down the pike in the transportation marketplace as “The Perfect Storm” in early 2017. But I’ve realized that term may have become so common now that we’ve lost perspective on what’s really happening. So, realistically, a better word for our current situation might be a full-fledged Frankenstorm.