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U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes see slight annual gains

12.10.2018

Rail carloads, at 269,394, saw a 0.7% annual gain, and intermodal containers and trailers headed up 1.8% annually to 284,604. Source: News


Baltic Index Rises as Capesize Rates Jump

12.10.2018

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships ferrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Friday, helped by strong demand for capesize vessels.* The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax shipping vessels, gained 64 points, or 4.2 percent, to 1,5 Source: News


Transport is more than a commodity – DHL report

12.10.2018

Four out five businesses are willing to pay more for better and value-added services as long as they provide a measurable return on their investment, according to a study by DHL Supply Chain. The report, “The Logistics Transport Evolution: The Road ahead”, found that companies are increasingly viewing ground transport as being more than a tactical […]


Jolly green Hactl to install large-scale solar panels

12.10.2018

Hong Kong cargo handler Hactl has taken the next step in its 'Green Terminal' project by installing 1,300 sq m of solar panels on the roof of its SuperTerminal 1 facility in Hong Kong. Hactl’s new solar power installation will feature 518 panels with the electricity generation capacity of 160 kWp,… Source: News


North American trade still going strong as Europe lags behind

12.10.2018

Europe was the laggard trading region in September while North America was “still going strong” according to the gKNi World Trade Indicator powered by LogIndex AG ,the data company of global freighter forwarder Kuehne+Nagel. The gKNi World Trade Indicator stood at 141.0 (+5.8% YoY) at the end of… Source: News


Innovators attract big audiences to conference

12.10.2018

Innovators in logistics robotics drew big audiences at the conference sessions at Robotics and Automation, which saw keynotes from both Ocado and Amazon as well as presentations from technology leaders such as Dematic and ABB. How Ocado is taking robotics to the grocery world Alex Harvey, head of robotics and autonomous systems at Ocado, gave […]


Meijer First SmartWay Retailer to be Recognized as Both Shipper and Carrier

12.10.2018

The award recognizes retail and manufacturing carriers and shippers that demonstrate how their logistical operations make a measurable difference in reducing carbon emissions. Source: News


Ensuring a Transportation Management System Can Provide Optimum Return on Investment

11.10.2018

Time-consuming implementations and limited software capabilities are common reasons that technology sometimes doesn’t deliver the optimal return-on-investment. Source: News


10 Reasons Being a Professional Truck Driver Is Better Than Driving for a Ridesharing Service

11.10.2018

Even with great compensation, stability and a path for growth for years to come, job-seekers are turning to ridesharing and other positions over truck driving causing a huge driver shortage in the supply chain industry. Source: News


In Germany, smaller online stores hardly grow

11.10.2018

Although ecommerce in Germany continued to increase last year, the growth is increasingly shifting to the top online retailers. Smaller online stores in Germany can hardly grow anymore. This is shown by a recent EHI study. Last year, the 1,000 top-selling online stores in Germany generated revenue worth 42.8 billion Continue reading Source: News


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