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China's Economy Cools In July

Tuesday August 15, 2017 comments

China's Economy Cools In July

China's economy appears to be cooling again with the latest broad batch of data appearing to retrace much of momentum gained in recent months. The key monthly figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics show industrial production, fixed asset investment and retail sales all slipped back in July and were all lower than expected. Capital Economics China economist Julian Evans-Pritchard noted both foreign and domestic demand appear to have softened at the start of third quarter. "A few sectors, such as steel,... Read More


U.S. Manufacturing Grows In July

Tuesday August 1, 2017 comments

U.S. Manufacturing Grows In July

American manufacturers tapped on the brakes lightly in July but were still expanding near the fastest pace in three years, a good sign for the broader U.S. economy. The Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing index fell slightly to 56.3% last month after reaching a three-year high of 57.8% in June. Economists polled by MarketWatch expected a reading of 56.2%. Results above 50% indicate expansion and anything over 55% is seen as exceptional. Although new orders, production and plans for employment all... Read More


Freight Bump Fuels Hope

Monday July 17, 2017 comments

Freight Bump Fuels Hope

Improving freight demand could signal brighter days ahead for transportation companies -- if they can persuade retailers and manufacturers to pay more for shipping. Trucking and logistics firms should give their outlooks for the rest of the year as they begin to report earnings next week, with investors watching for signs of a rebound from a two-year slump in freight rates. J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., one of the largest U.S. freight carriers, is expected to announce its second-quarter earnings Monday. C.H. Robinson Worldwide... Read More


Sustainable Businesses Can Unlock $5 Trillion in New Market Value in Asia by 2030

Monday July 3, 2017 comments

Sustainable Businesses Can Unlock $5 Trillion in New Market Value in Asia by 2030

Business leaders and entrepreneurs can unlock new market opportunities worth $5 trillion and generate 230 million jobs in Asia by 2030 through sustainable business models , according to Better Business, Better World Asia, a new report released by the Business Sustainable Development Commission (BSDC). Better Business, Better World Asia is part of a series of reports, first launched in January 2017, which make the business case for the Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals17 objectives to eliminate poverty, improve... Read More


U.S. Economy Slowed Less Than Expected In First Quarter

Thursday June 15, 2017 comments

U.S. Economy Slowed Less Than Expected In First Quarter

The U.S. economy slowed less than initially thought in the first quarter, but softening business investment and moderate consumer spending are clouding expectations of a sharp acceleration in the second quarter. Gross domestic product increased at a 1.2 percent annual rate instead of the 0.7 percent pace reported last month, the Commerce Department said on Friday in its second GDP estimate for the first three months of the year. That was the worst performance in a year and followed a 2.1 percent growth rate in the fourth... Read More


These Are The Global E-commerce Awards Nominees

Thursday June 1, 2017 comments

These Are The Global E-commerce Awards Nominees

The organization behind the G lobal E-Commerce Summit has announced the nominees for its annual awards. In two categories, brands and retailers from across Europe compete for the jurys favor. Finalists then need to present their elevator pitch, after which the GES audience will vote to decide which finalists will take home the awards. This years Global E-commerce Summit will take place in Barcelona from June 12 to 14. A highlight of this three-day event is the award show, where ecommerce professionals recognize and celebrate the efforts... Read More


What's Trending In Transportation?

Monday May 15, 2017 comments

What's Trending In Transportation?

One thing that is constant in transportation is that it s always changing. As shippers and carriers find new and better ways of doing business, entire industries have been spawned to respond to their requests and needs for assistance. However, the old tried and true options are sometimes still a good bet. Dim Weight Pricing Recently, a survey conducted by Niagara University and DC Velocity was taken of 146 parcel and LTL shippers, found that about half had a good understanding of so-called dim weight pricing,... Read More


The Transportation Industry In 2017

Friday May 5, 2017 comments

The Transportation Industry In 2017

While most dont often ponder the ins and outs of transportation, it is a key facet of our everyday lives. Transportation enables us to move goods, trade goods and travel from place to place three essential features of civilization. Without it, economies around the world would crumble. From drivers and dispatchers, logisticians, techies, mechanics and engineers, hundreds of thousands of individuals are required to make sure the transportation industry keeps running smoothly. Autonomous trucking Amid ongoing research and testing... Read More


Economy Grows In March

Thursday April 13, 2017 comments

Economy Grows In March

The U.S. economy added 98,000jobs in March and the unemployment ratedeclined to 4.5%, according to figures released this morningby the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics . Still, wage growth needs time to recover as does the share of workers employed so household incomes can recover to their 1999 peak.With modest job gains in March, the Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve that sets monetary policy needs to pause ahead of its proposed interest rate hike in June.The higher interest rates are meant to signal a return to normal,... Read More


LDK Logistics Mexico

Wednesday April 5, 2017 comments

LDK Logistics Mexico

Currently, the logistics industry in Mexico is set to one of the most modern in Latin America. The first logistics concepts were present in the Mexican automotive industry, where consumers demanded quality, functionality and speed of delivery. From this, changes in complementing various areas, specializations and strategic alliances that enable market expansion were generated. Consider LDK Logistics as your white glove service partner for inside deliveries, asset recovery and relocation services for data centers, retail and manufacturing... Read More





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