For all of 2017 SA tonnage was up 3.7% annually, marking its largest annual increase going back to 2013’s 6.1% increase.
Global express delivery and logistics service provider DHL rolled out the inaugural edition of its Global Trade Barometer, which it said is an early indicator for the current state and future development of global trade. The company said that this will be published quarterly and is the result of a partnership between DHL and Accenture,…Details
The transportation industry is focused on competition from the likes of Uber Eats, DoorDash, Roadie and Zifty, but we should be paying close attention to what’s occurring in the electric vehicle sphere.
Supply chain visibility is not an end, but a tool. It is the means to achieving true supply chain effectiveness, agility and ultimately, corporate profitability.
Freight volumes, Intermodal containers and trailers headed up 5% to 270,586, ahead of the 207,216 recorded for the week ending January 6.
A letter sent to the White House this week by the Rail Customer Coalition (RCC), which is a large coalition of trade associations representing the manufacturing, energy, and agricultural industries reliant on railroads, called for President Trump to appoint new members and a Chair to the Surface Transportation Board.
Compared to the same week a year ago, diesel’s average is up 44.3 cents. What’s more, this week’s price is the highest in three years, going back to the week of January 12, 2015, when it came in at $3.053 per gallon.
With a focus on providing more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade through the usage of blockchain technology, ocean cargo giant A.P. Moller-Maersk and technology powerhouse IBM announced plans this week for a joint venture (JV). IBM and Maersk said that the objective of this JV is to provide a jointly developed global…Details
A report recently issued by the Problem Solvers Caucus platform focuses on bipartisan policy solutions with an eye on augmenting United States’ infrastructure. Entitled, “Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure,” the report comes at a time when the current status of U.S. infrastructure planning, from both an operational and financial perspective, is somewhat stuck in neutral.Details
December national averages for dry and reefer (refrigerated) van rates, respectively, saw 2017 highs, said DAT, and the national average flatbed rate was even with its high for the year, too.