UPS is making some major moves to tap growing domestic freight in Mexico, driven by the manufacturing sector and fueled by export demand and a burgeoning middle class.
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.
20 May 2014
U.S. and Mexican shippers later this month will gain better access to manufacturing growth in central Mexico through a joint service operated by BNSF Railway and Ferromex, the latest railroad partnership forged to tap growing cross-border trade.
15 May 2014
The world’s economic focus during the 1980s and 1990s was trained on the Asian Tigers of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Now Argentina’s top agricultural official says the focus is about to shift south.
14 May 2014
WASHINGTON — A key report from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this fall will go a long way toward determining how committed politicians and business leaders are to taking the North American Free Trade Agreement to the next level.