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Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

ClearMetal Gets $9 Million in Funding

ClearMetal, a San Francisco-based technology startup that is using artificial intelligence to develop what it calls “predictive logistics,” has received $9 million in second-round funding from an investment group led by Prelude Ventures and Innovation Endeavors.

Transport Topics
September 25, 2017
Business, Logistics

Gem Containers Receives Funding From Crestline

Crestline Investors Inc. will provide an unspecified amount of financing to Gem Containers Ltd. to expand its tank container leasing and management business.

Transport Topics
September 25, 2017
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Empire Petroleum Extends Network

Empire brands Empire Petroleum Partners

Empire Petroleum Partners purchases 70 Corner Store convenience store properties and fuel stations in six states from Circle K Stores Inc. and CST Brands Inc.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
September 25, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

ScanTech Prepares to Open Food Treatment Facility

ScanTech Sciences Inc. announced that it will partner with Freight Handlers Inc. to staff and operate the company’s first electronic cold-pasteurization food treatment center in McAllen, Texas.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
September 25, 2017
Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Transportation Rebounding From Hurricane Harvey’s Havoc

A "Stop" sign stands in floodwaters due to Hurricane Harvey in Spring, Texas, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.; Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Container ships bound for Houston called on other ports as Hurricane Harvey slogged its way across the upper Texas coast and into the history books.

Andrea Rumbaugh | Houston Chronicle
September 25, 2017
Business, Logistics

Port of Virginia Begins CSX Service to New Pittsburgh Intermodal Terminal

CSX double-stack train TT File Photo

CSX Transportation on Sept. 7 opened an intermodal terminal outside of Pittsburgh, and now the Port of Virginia will serve Pennsylvania and Ohio via double-stack trains.

Transport Topics
September 24, 2017
Government, Logistics

California Border Crossing Station Faces Road Closure Through Sept. 25

Cars wait to enter the United States from Tijuana, Mexico through the San Ysidro port of entry in San Diego. Gregory Bull/AP

Portions of Interstates 5 and 805 that run south of State Route 905 in California will be completely closed through Sept. 25, according to the General Services Administration.

Transport Topics
September 22, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

Truckstop.com Adds LTL Insurance

Truckstop.com

Truckstop.com introduced a less-than-truckload option for its CargoShield insurance product, it said.

Transport Topics
September 22, 2017
Business, Logistics

UPS to Open Kansas Package Facility, Hire More Than 2,100 Locally

John Sommers II for TT

UPS will open a new package-handling facility in Edgerton, Kan., in November and will hire more than 2,100 seasonal and permanent workers in the area, the company announced Sept. 20.

Matt Campbell | The Kansas City Star
September 22, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx Celebrates New Baltimore Distribution Center

Photo by @LarryHogan

FedEx has been shipping and sorting packages at its new Sparrows Point center in Baltimore for two months, but celebrated the facility’s opening by having officials cut a ceremonial orange ribbon on Sept. 20

Pamela Wood | The Baltimore Sun
September 22, 2017

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