Posts Tagged ‘freight’

Construction on new harbor master office to begin tomorrow

by Published: July 12,2010

Tags: construction, freight, harbor, maritime, ports, transportation

OCEAN SPRINGS — Construction will begin tomorrow on the 3,000-square-foot office for the Ocean Springs harbor master and staff. It will replace the house that had been converted to an office and then destroyed by Katrina. Officials will hold a pile-driving ceremony on the site at 9 a.m. to kick off the rebuilding that is […] [...]

Import cargo volume expected to go up, then down

by Published: July 12,2010

Tags: freight, retail, transportation

WASHINGTON — Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to be up 16 percent in July compared with the same month a year ago, but double-digit increases seen in recent months should taper offer this fall as retailers cautiously manage their inventories, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report […] [...]

Officials hope multi-modal facility is completed this summer

by Published: July 12,2010

Tags: freight, transportation

BROOKHAVEN — Brookhaven officials are hoping for late summer opening its multi-modal transportation facility. Mayor Les Bumgarner told The Daily Leader that things keep popping up that keep it from being finished. He said the present ones involve the parking lot size and the length of the boarding area by the tracks. Bumgarner said the […] [...]

AASHTO study: Prepare for more trucks

DES MOINES, Iowa — In 10 years, an additional 1.8 million trucks will be on the road; in 20 years, for every two trucks today, another one will be added. Already bottlenecks on major highways used by truckers every day are adding millions of dollars to the cost of food, goods, and manufacturing equipment for […] [...]

Transportation index continues rise

by Published: March 12,2010

Tags: freight, transportation

The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.4 percent in January from its Dec. 2009 level, rising after the index was unchanged in December, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported. BTS, a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, reported that the Freight TSI index has risen 3.3 percent […] [...]

Transportation Index rises again

by Published: October 19,2009

Tags: distribution, freight, recession, transportation

WASHINGTON — The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.7 percent in August from its July level, the second consecutive monthly increase, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports. According to BTS, the Freight TSI has now gone four consecutive months without a decline after dropping in nine of the previous 12 months. This is […] [...]

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