Fast-growing third-party logistics companies are tuning into and tapping broad trends driving logistics growth in the U.S. and globally, including increased cross-border trade and the expansion of intermodal rail. Here are seven trends picked by XPO Logistics CEO Bradley S. Jacobs.
20 Jun 2014
Several container lines have planned general rate increases in multiple trade routes to take effect in July...
19 Jun 2014
The volume of intermodal units traveling on U.S. railroads last week was the highest ever seen, the Association of American Railroads reports.
18 Jun 2014
Fast-growing Bolt Holdings has added a truckload carrier to its portfolio.
06 Jun 2014
Numerous container lines have planned general rate increases in various trade routes to take effect July 1, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
04 Jun 2014
Airlines in Asia are watching freight volumes creep up and daring to think about a peak season, but the steady addition of new passenger routes out of the region and increasing flight frequencies to existing destinations are undermining the improving demand for cargo.
03 Jun 2014
Unexpected shipment delays this week? Don’t be surprised if they’re attributed to a three-day, international truck and bus safety inspection blitz.
02 Jun 2014
The normal excess of northbound versus southbound truck freight between Mexico and the U.S. is being exacerbated this year because of a high volume of northbound Mexican agricultural goods that is replacing produce normally shipped from California but lost due to the massive drought.
30 May 2014
“Nearshoring” to Mexico can reduce transit time and transportation costs, but those savings can be offset by added costs for customs clearance and security inspections, a supply chain executive at retailer Crate and Barrel said.
23 May 2014
The volumes of both carloads and intermodal units on railroads in North America continued their upward trend in mid-May, according to the Association of American Railroads.
23 May 2014
Several carriers have planned general rate increases in multiple trade routes in June and July, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.