April Services PMI is off from March but still is strong, reports ISM

While coming in slightly below March’s levels, services economy activity, for the month of April, remained strong, according to the most recent edition of the Services ISM Report on Business, which was issued today by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). The reading for the report’s key metric— the Services PMI (formerly the Non-Manufacturing PMI)—came… Continue reading April Services PMI is off from March but still is strong, reports ISM

March intermodal volumes see annual and year-to-date declines, reports IANA

March intermodal volumes saw declines, according to data provided to LM by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA). Total March volume—at 1,580,155 units—saw a 5.5% annual decline. Trailers—at 93,981—fell 15.7% annually. All domestic equipment, which is comprised of trailers and domestic containers, was up 3.0%, to 846,405 units. ISO, or international, containers—at 733,750—dropped 13.7%.… Continue reading March intermodal volumes see annual and year-to-date declines, reports IANA

This Week in Logistics News (March 19 – 25)

Last Friday marked the 32nd anniversary of the largest art heist in the world. In the early morning hours of March 18, 1990, two men, disguised as police officers, talked their way into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, where they blindfolded and tied up the two security guards, and made off with thirteen… Continue reading This Week in Logistics News (March 19 – 25)

This Week in Logistics News (March 26 – April 1)

For the last decade or so, my wife and I have had a running joke about how she loves the Foo Fighters but doesn’t know any of their songs. The truth is, there are a lot songs that, when she hears them, she always asks “who sings this?” In the end, it is the Foo… Continue reading This Week in Logistics News (March 26 – April 1)

This Week in Logistics News (March 12 – 18)

It is always interesting to see emerging technologies tackling new issues. At this year’s South by Southwest in Austin, TX, 3D printing is being shown in a whole new light. Icon, an Austin-based construction startup focused on 3D-printing technology, is showcasing one of its newest 3D-printed homes, dubbed “House Zero,” in East Austin. The project… Continue reading This Week in Logistics News (March 12 – 18)

This Week in Logistics News (March 12 – 18)

It is always interesting to see emerging technologies tackling new issues. At this year’s South by Southwest in Austin, TX, 3D printing is being shown in a whole new light. Icon, an Austin-based construction startup focused on 3D-printing technology, is showcasing one of its newest 3D-printed homes, dubbed “House Zero,” in East Austin. The project… Continue reading This Week in Logistics News (March 12 – 18)

This Week in Logistics News (March 5 – 11)

When the Covid lockdown first hit, retail stores closed their doors, and consumers went online to order essential supplies. As the lockdown continued, and parents were running out of ideas of things to do with their kids, many turned to an old favorite that the kids could do independently or with their parents: Legos. The… Continue reading This Week in Logistics News (March 5 – 11)

New Self Storage Locations – March 10, 2022

Extra Space Storage recently opened several self storage locations in various markets across the U.S., including Gretna, Spring Hill, and Appleton. Learn more about our newest locations below! 601 Whitney Ave, Gretna, LA 5322 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL 5483 Neubert Rd, Appleton, WI 5725 Beckley Rd, Battle Creek, MI 2712 Ski Ln, Madison, WI… Continue reading New Self Storage Locations – March 10, 2022

POLA, POLB again push back consideration of container dwell fee to March 11

The Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) said late last week that they have again postponed the implementation date for their ocean carrier Container Dwell Fee, which will now not be considered until March 11. This follows previous joint announcements by POLA and POLB, whom collectively account for roughly… Continue reading POLA, POLB again push back consideration of container dwell fee to March 11

This Week in Logistics News (February 26 – March 4)

The name Lillie Elizabeth McGee Drennan probably doesn’t ring a bell, but as we enter March, which is Women’s History Month, it is a name worth knowing. Lillie Elizabeth McGee Drennan was the first licensed female truck driver and trucking firm owner. As a young woman, she started the Drennan Truck Line with her husband… Continue reading This Week in Logistics News (February 26 – March 4)