Workforce Drug Testing Positivity Climbs to Highest Rate Since 2004

Material Handling and Logistics

Positivity rates are more than 2% higher than the thirty-year low of 3.5% recorded between 2010 and 2012.


Manufacturing in US Expands at Fastest Pace Since May 2004

Material Handling and Logistics

factories expanded in February at the fastest rate since May 2004, indicating sustained strength in manufacturing as demand remains solid, according to figures from the Institute for Supply Management released on March 1. ISM reports that the expansion is being fueled by improving global economies and firm business investment.

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Manufacturing index's August reading hits highest level since May 2004, ISM says

DC Velocity

Near across-the-board strength in U.S. activity offsets concern over tariffs, supply chain slowdown. Strategy

Wade Fischer’s 2004 Peterbilt 379

247 Customs Broker

Wade Fischer owns this 2004 Peterbilt 379 and uses the rig to haul propane around the Midwest. The truck is equipped with a 550-hp Cat… The post Wade Fischer’s 2004 Peterbilt 379 appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News. custom rigs reader rig customs broker customs clearance freight imports logistics shipping

FTR reports highest Trucking Conditions Index reading since early 2004

Logistics Management

For July, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI hit 14.04, topping May and June at 11.4 and 11.18, respectively

Wolf Administration Grants $2.1 Million for Clean Fuel Projects

NGT News

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and his administration have awarded more than $2.1

Why does diesel fuel cost more than gasoline?

Fleet Owner

On-highway diesel fuel prices have been higher than regular grade gasoline prices almost continuously since September 2004. So, why is diesel fuel more expensive than gasoline


A show Pete’s working trailer: Handle with care

Overdrive Online

This Peterbilt 379, a 2004 Pride & Polish entrant, was part of an Arkansas operation that hauled mostly aggregates and scrap metal

CCW Receives Bus Conversion Contract

NGT News

Complete Coach Works (CCW) has agreed to a contract to convert two 2004 35-ft Gillig buses into zero-emission propulsion system (ZEPS) buses for Twin Transit in Centralia, Wash.


A Very Agile Supply Chain: The Inside Story of AGCO’s Response to COVID-19

Logistics Viewpoints

This global manufacturer of agricultural equipment began their journey to improved supply chain resiliency in 2004. AGCO is a supply chain success story. This is the inside story of AGCO's response to the pandemic and how they developed such an agile supply chain. Agility does not just happen. The post A Very Agile Supply Chain: The Inside Story of AGCO’s Response to COVID-19 appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain Risk Management supply chain resiliency

Shipping between USA and Poland: Five things you should know

I.C.E. Transport

Shipping from the US to Poland, or vice versa, has grown much simpler since Poland joined the European Union in 2004. If you’ve ever had qualms about selling into Poland, or sourcing from that country, it’s time to stop worrying. As you consider opportunities in Poland, here are some facts about shipping to keep in mind: ocean shipping European Shipping


Digital Freight Marketplaces Are Not a New Phenomenon

Logistics Trends and Insights

The birth of today’s digital freight marketplaces dates back to 2004, to a patent application that became a patent in 2010 – U.S. Managing orders and assets in a transparent, real-time and predictive manner are the basics of a number of digital freight marketplaces that have emerged in the past few years. patent 7.755,518 B2 – Dynamic and Predictive Information System and Method for Shipping Assets and Transport. Click here for the rest of this The Loadstar contribution.

Upgrading to One Integrated Suite for all Logistics Operations with Naval Sabharwal

The Logistics of Logistics

He served the Logistics stream of the Indian Air Force for 20 years before taking pre-mature retirement in September 2004 as a Wing Commander. Naval Sabharwal and Joe Lynch discuss why using one integrated suite for all logistics operations is the best approach for driving logistics and supply chain efficiency and effectiveness. Utilizing fragmented systems limits logistics companies from fully leveraging the data in their systems.

This Week in Logistics News (June 1 – 7)

Logistics Viewpoints

Of course, I am talking about James Holzhauer’s Jeopardy win streak, which ended earlier this week, about $60,000 shy of Ken Jennings’s record of $2,522,700 in a 74-game winning streak in 2004. After 32 victories and $2,462,216 in earnings, the run is finally over. And while the big loss was not much of a surprise based on leaked information, many people thought he may have thrown the round, considering that he bet just $1,399 in […].

Declining price of IoT sensors means greater use in manufacturing

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in 2004 to $0.44 Dive Brief: The average price of an Internet of Things (IoT) sensor has declined from $1.30 in 2018, according to Microsoft’s… The post Declining price of IoT sensors means greater use in manufacturing appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News. Logistics Uncategorized customs broker customs clearance freight imports logistics shipping

Market Insight: Another major re-org rumoured at AP Møller Mærsk

The LoadStar

“Wake me up when September ends” was a stunning hit by the Green Day band released in 2004. Regretfully, I don’t have an official track record at hand of what has happened every year since around the end of summer at Danish carrier AP Møller Mærsk Group (APMM). Yet September is typically when APMM announces big corporate changes to align its operations with its vision – remember, the Stay Ahead town hall.

Interview: Tushar Jani, founder of Blue Dart – visionary and people fan

The LoadStar

He started it with $1,000 in 1983, sold a 51% stake to DHL for Rs4.2bn in 2004, then worth about $44m, and remains chairman of the board. Tushar Jani is a visionary – and he has been for the majority of his long and successful career. He remains, with his two co-founders of Blue Dart, the only person to have launched a successful freighter airline in India.

This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 5)

Logistics Viewpoints

For the first time since 2004, the Red Sox and Yankees will face off in the playoffs, with the first pitch tonight at 7:30 at the friendly confines of Fenway Park. We have officially entered one of my favorite parts of the year – October. The days are getting cooler, the football season is in full swing, hockey season is starting, and it’s the beginning of the baseball playoffs.

AF-KLM investing millions into digital systems to boost carrier integration

The LoadStar

Despite having merged in 2004, AF-KLM has reportedly struggled to standardise cargo processes across the three carriers. Air France-KLM Martinair Cargo (AF-KLM) is looking to further bolster its integration efforts both digitally and physically. However, head of cargo Marcel de Nooijer, rebutted this, but added that the new push towards digitisation would certainly see improved standardisation. He told The Loadstar: “Our new product will bring legacy systems of both Air France and KLM.

Why Marketing is Your Best Salesperson with Jim Bierfeldt

The Logistics of Logistics

I started it in 2004 and we’re located in Connecticut. [01:01] Tell us a little bit about you and your company. My company is Logistics Marketing Advisors. We help logistics businesses improve their marketing to drive revenue and profits. I’m born and raised in New York and got my master’s degree at Fordham University. In the late 80s and early 90s, I worked for a large advertising and public relations agency.

Two-year probe clears port of Antwerp of breaking EU state aid rules

The LoadStar

In 2004, Antwerp port authority concluded concession agreements with PSA and DP World for 42 years each for the operation of its newly built facilities in the. A two-year investigation into whether Antwerp port authority broke EU state aid regulations in its relationship with its major container terminal operators during the depths of the global financial crisis has ended. The European Commission has ruled that it acted as a private investor would have.

30 Million Pallets in 16 Years

Logistics Business Magazine

The Wolverhampton, UK-based business, which moved 852 pallets on its first night of business in February 2004, achieved 30,003,048 pallets through its 90-plus member network by close of play on September 4.

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Davies Turner on the move in Scotland

The LoadStar

The airfreight subsidiary of the UK’s largest independent freight forwarding company has had a base on the estate since 2004 and has moved into a 10,000 sq ft, fully refurbished unit to accommodate growth in business. Davies Turner Air Cargo has doubled the size of its branch in Glasgow following a recent move on the Hillington Park business estate.

Amazon closes Chinese online store

The LoadStar

Amazon purchased Chinese online site Joyo in 2004 for $75m, but. So Amazon has failed at something: it has pulled out of China, a market sewn-up by its rivals, reports Reuters. It says it will close its Chinese online store by July, ending services on Shoppers in China will no longer be able to buy goods from domestic third-party sellers, but can still order globally via Amazon’s other platforms. The post Amazon closes Chinese online store appeared first on The Loadstar.

More seafarers being abandoned on board their ships

The LoadStar

Just under 5,000 seafarers have been recorded as being abandoned on 336 ships since 2004. Figures from the IMO and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) reported in Splash 24/7, indicate that, far from declining, instances of abandoning crew are worsening. In fact by last month, the IMO/ILO database had recorded 13 ships on which crew had been abandoned – ahead of the five-year average of 12-17 prior to 2018.


The Co-op’s massive WMS upgrade project under scrutiny at Supply Chain Conference

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The retailer had been using a Manhattan WMS from 2004 and the decision was taken to upgrade to the 2015 version of […]. The Co-op has just gone through a major upgrade to its supply chain software and solutions specialist Barry Morgan explained how and why, when he spoke at the Supply Chain Conference on Tuesday. The post The Co-op’s massive WMS upgrade project under scrutiny at Supply Chain Conference appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

The Co-op’s massive WMS upgrade project under scrutiny at Supply Chain Conference – Logistics Manager Magazine

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The retailer had been using a Manhattan WMS from 2004 and the decision was taken to upgrade to the 2015 version of […]. The Co-op has just gone through a major upgrade to its supply chain software and solutions specialist Barry Morgan explained how and why, when he spoke at the Supply Chain Conference on Tuesday. The post The Co-op’s massive WMS upgrade project under scrutiny at Supply Chain Conference – Logistics Manager Magazine appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

New Parts Manager at Clark Europe

Logistics Business Magazine

Baldy began his professional career after studying sales management in 2004 at Intrupa BV in the Netherlands in the Customer Service and Marketing department. Andy Baldy is the new Parts Manager at Clark, since September 1st.

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MSC charters more box ships to stand in for those being fitted with scrubbers

The LoadStar

The fixture of the 2004- and 2005-built ex-OOCL-owned ships will. Containership owner Global Ship Lease (GSL) has announced the five-year charters of two sister 8,667 teu post-panamax vessels to MSC. The carrier is continuing to snap up any large tonnage that comes on the market to cover its large scrubber installation programme that will see a substantial number of its ships out of service before the IMO 2020 regulations come into force.


More Value-Added Services Arise from the Growth of E-Commerce

Apparel Logistics

To give you an idea of just how much e-commerce has grown since its inception, web sales amounted to $72 billion in 2004 E-commerce reached a momentous milestone in 2014 when e-retail sales surpassed $300 billion in the United States for the first time. Web sales finished out 2014 at $304.91 billion, which represents a 15.4-percent growth rate over $264.28 billion in sales in 2013, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.


Environmentally Conscious Efforts: How Trinity Stays Green

Trinity Logistics

Since 2004, it has helped its partners save 248.8 In 1962, A Silent Spring by Rachel Carson was released bringing societal attention to the consequences of industrial pollution. At that time, there was a larger push toward greater concern for the environment. Over the years, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Clean Water Act, the push to ban DDT, and many more efforts have been implemented to reduce greenhouse gases.

Deliveries are Booming, but so are Fuel Prices


In fact, the recent surge in oil prices is the biggest since 2004. Fuel prices in the US have increased by more than 30 percent over the past year. This is becoming a serious issue for any business for which shipping or deliveries are mission-critical. Many retailers have already squeezed their margins in order to offer their customers free shipping or minimal delivery fees. In reality, from Amazon to a hyperlocal pizza delivery fleet, nobody can escape the rising costs of fuel.

US Manufacturing Caps Best Year Since '04: ISM

Material Handling and Logistics

Manufacturing expanded in December at the fastest pace in three months, as gains in orders and production capped the strongest year for factories since 2004, the Institute for Supply Management said on January 3. The gauge of supplier deliveries climbed to 57.9 from 56.5, indicating stronger demand was leading to longer lead times.

Graham Little takes up new role at Evolution Time Critical

Automotive Logistics

Little joined Evolution Time Critical in 2004. Graham Little has been promoted to deputy managing director at Evolution Time Critical, the emergency logistics provider. He moves from his role as head of business development at the company. The company said the move comes as part of a company-wide expansion following an intensive recruitment drive in the UK, Europe and North America. “We

Proficient Auto Transport appoints new president and CEO

Automotive Logistics

Beggs replaces Kirk Williams, who held the role since 2004 and has now become chairman of the board. Randy Beggs has moved from his role as COO at US-based finished vehicle haulier, Proficient Auto Transport, to become president and CEO. He will now handle the day-to-day running of the company.