Business, Logistics

Jamie Lawson Appointed CFO at ITS Logistics

ITS Logistics promoted Jamie Lawson to chief financial officer from director of finance.

Transport Topics
February 23, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

BNSF Announces $110 Million 2018 Capital Program in Oklahoma

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BNSF Railway has announced its 2018 expenditure program in Oklahoma, which totals about $110 million.

February 22, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

White House Signals New Trade Deals Must Help Those Left Behind

Oliver Contreras/Sipa USA/TNS

The White House signaled President Donald Trump will pay close attention to the fate of workers left behind by globalization as a new benchmark for negotiating trade deals around the world.

Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
February 22, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Vancouver Works on Strategic Plan Update

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A lot has happened since the Port of Vancouver comprehensively updated its strategic plan about a decade ago, and port officials have decided that it’s time to update their guiding document.

Dameon Pesanti | The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.)
February 22, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

With $2.5 Billion in Backed-Up Highway Projects, North Texans Turn Up the Heat on Austin

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The anger and frustration of motorists stuck on LBJ Freeway may soon spread to users of a trio of other crowded North Texas roadways.

Ray Leszcynski | The Dallas Morning News
February 22, 2018
Business, Logistics

Maersk Would Be Ready to Move Closer to Junk ‘For Right Reason’

Daniel Rodrigues/Bloomberg News

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S renewed a pledge to creditors to protect its investment-grade rating. But the man in charge of the shipping giant’s finances says there’s room to move a little closer to junk.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
February 22, 2018
Business, Logistics

Tonnage Rise Pushes Spot Rates Higher

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Truck tonnage rose 8.8% in January on a year-over-year basis, according to American Trucking Associations’ monthly for-hire truck tonnage index.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port Tampa Bay Welcomes First Shipment of Bananas in 21 Years

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

More than two decades after the last bunch arrived on shore, bananas are back at Tampa’s port.

Richard Danielson | Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
February 21, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Truck Driving Makes 2018 List of Toughest Jobs to Fill

Mack Trucks

The truck driving profession is on the top 10 list for CareerCast’s 2018 Toughest Jobs to Fill report, which CareerCast Online Content Editor Kyle Kensing believes is the result of the recession and skills gap.

Camri Nelson | The Lima (Ohio) News
February 21, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of New Orleans ‘Evolution’ Could Include Billion-Dollar Project

Port of New Orleans

Increasingly pressed for space upriver as cargo business continues to grow, Port of New Orleans officials are looking at the idea of building a new $1 billion-plus container terminal and distribution facility on a 675-acre undeveloped tract of land in nearby Meraux — a project that could create thousands of jobs and provide a major boost to St. Bernard Parish’s long-stagnant economy.

Richard Thompson | The (Baton Rouge, La.) Advocate
February 21, 2018