As the Pfizer vaccine is rolling out across the country this week, Major Dan Finkenstadt and I delivered a webinar, in which we identified a list of possible concerns and “hiccups” that may lie in store for distribution of the COVID vaccine. These possible disruptions were identified through our own personal discussions with subject matter
On December 16, Major Dan Finkenstadt and I will be delivering a webinar on the upcoming roll-out of the vaccine. Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution: Potential Problems and Bottlenecks [WEBINAR] The webinar is based on our personal observations, insights, and discussions with multiple state procurement officers, the media, manufacturers and distributors of vaccines, and physicians in the
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its December 2019 booked orders increased 135% when compared to December 2018 orders. December 2019 booked orders when compared to November 2019 booked orders were up 234.8%. December booked orders were up 1.02% for bulk handling equipment and up 333.8% for unit handling equipment when compared to November.
Both December and calendar year 2019 intermodal volumes saw annual declines, according to data provided to LM by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA). Total December volume—at 1,409,128—dropped 8.2% annually. Domestic containers—at 595,597—were off 2.7%, and trailers–at 103,897—were off 17.2%. All domestic equipment—at 699,494—was off 5.2%. ISO, or international, containers—at 709,634—saw a 10.9% decline.
December retail sales numbers were mixed to finish 2020, according to data issued today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF). Commerce reported that December retail sales, at $529.6 billion, were up 0.3% over November and up 5.8% annually. And it added that total retail sales for all of