Business, Logistics, TCA

New Hawaii Cargo Shipping Service is a No-Go

Tote Inc.

A much-touted plan to start a new Hawaii ocean cargo transportation service is dead in the water.

Andrew Gomes | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
January 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

First Cryptocurrency Freight Deal Takes Russian Wheat to Turkey

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The first freight deal settled in Bitcoin was executed last month on a vessel carrying wheat from top shipper Russia to Turkey, according to Prime Shipping Foundation, the venture behind the transaction.

Isis Almeida | Bloomberg News
January 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Expands Delivery Trial That Could Hurt FedEx, UPS

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

Amazon.com Inc. is expanding a service launched to make more groceries, cleaning supplies and other products available for quick delivery directly from merchants without overwhelming the e-commerce giant’s warehouses with additional inventory, according to documents reviewed by Bloomberg News.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
January 29, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Port of Virginia Gets Preliminary OK on Dredging Project

Port of Virginia Virginia Port Authority

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has preliminarily approved a project to dredge Virginia’s Norfolk Harbor from 50 feet to 55 feet, but a final decision on whether to fund it will come this summer.

Transport Topics
January 26, 2018
Government, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Cross-Border Training Program Saving Commercial Truck Drivers

David Maung/Bloomberg News

Commercial truck drivers in Mexico who go through a new Arizona cross-border program are less likely to be flagged for safety violations when they show up at ports of entry, officials said.

Perla Trevizo | The Arizona Daily Star
January 26, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Union Pacific Starts Work on $550 Million Rail Yard in Texas

Duncan Rawlinson/Flickr

Union Pacific Railroad announced Jan. 25 the company started construction this month on a major rail yard near Hearne, Texas, a $550 million project that’s the largest in the railroad’s 103-year history.

Dug Begley | Houston Chronicle
January 25, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Fleet, 22-Year-Old’s Logistics Startup, Raises Another $10 Million

Fleet Logistics

At 14, an age when other kids want video games and gadgets, Max Lock wanted a job.

Mike Rogoway | The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
January 25, 2018
Business, Logistics

TFI Promotes Greg Orr to President of CFI Truckload Business

TFI International has named two executives to head its CFI truckload business unit in Joplin, Mo.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
January 25, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Port of Long Beach Sets Record for Container Volume in a Year

Hyundai merchant marine vessel at Port of Long Beach A Hyunday merchant marine vessel returns to the Port of Long Beach (Port of Long Beach via YouTube)

The Port of Long Beach recovered from a rocky 2016 with a record-setting year in 2017, moving 7.5 million industry-standard twenty-foot-equivalent units, the port’s leader announced at the State of the Port address Jan. 24.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Forget NAFTA. The Trade War With Canada Has Already Started

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is preparing for the possibility the U.S. may pull out of NAFTA. For Canadian companies, the trade skirmish has already begun.

Chris Fournier | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2018