The seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index equaled 134.3 for the month, down 2.1 percent from June but up 0.3 percent compared with July 2015, following a 1.6 percent decrease the previous month, according to the American Trucking Associations.
Airfreight markets in the first six months of 2016 were “substantially weaker” than passenger markets, posting marginal 0.5 percent year-over-year growth, according to data from Airports Council International.
Container volumes in the transpacific trade between Asia and West Coast North America jumped 5.5 percent year-over-year in the first six months of 2016, while Asia-Europe volumes ticked up 1.1 percent, according to the London-based maritime consultant.
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The Itasca, Ill.-based third-party logistics provider has added a 50,000-square-foot warehouse on the border of Shenzhen in southeastern China, 30 minutes away from the Port of Hong Kong and 45 minutes from Hong Kong International Airport.
The national postal carrier of Australia has purchased a 4.5 percent stake in global transportation and logistics provider Aramex for a reported $100 million Australian (U.S. $76 million) in an effort to boost its e-commerce capabilities.
Industrial conglomerate Honeywell is reportedly in talks to purchase JDA Software, one of the largest developers of transportation management system and warehouse management system platforms.