Transportation TIP List: Week of January 22nd, 2017

Posted - January 25, 2017

The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced this week, and the film La La Land racked up 14 nominations, tying the record for the most in movie history. And this week’s TIP List is headlining some of the premier trends within the supply chain and transportation industry. Our features include a rise in U.S. industrial production, America’s infrastructure needs and the recent fuel price hikes in Mexico. See who snagged our nominations for this week’s top story below.

  • U.S.—Bound Import Levels Up: U.S.-bound waterborne imports had a strong end-of year finish. December had a total of 928,535 shipments, an increase of 0.3% compared to November’s 926,198 shipments – and 2016 year-end shipments totals saw an increase of 8.9%.
  • U.S. Industrial Production Rose 0.8% in December: U.S. industrial output rose at the fastest pace in more than two years in December as activity surged at utilities and manufacturers inched ahead, the latest sign of steady but unspectacular economic growth.
  • U.S. Shippers Racing to Lock Down Truck Rates: U.S. shippers eager to avoid rate hikes in the latter part of the year are sitting down with trucking providers to talk pricing and putting business up for bid as they try to protect savings gained in last year’s weak freight market.

What transportation industry trends are you watching this week?