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For the commercial transportation business, moving things from point A to point B is job one. This coverage explores all of those movements at a global level and focuses on everything from global trade, ocean shipping, and port activity to intermodal business, rail operations and the greater supply chain.
 

Business, Technology, Logistics

Uber Freight Adds Analytics Tool for Shippers

Uber Freight Drivers wait in their cabs at a loading dock. (TT File Photo)

Uber Freight has launched a new data analytics feature designed to help shippers pinpoint problem areas within their supply chains and take action to improve efficiency.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 14, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

China Is Said to Plan to Buy US Corn as Soon as January

Corn Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Chinese officials are preparing to restart purchases of American corn as soon as January, another sign that the Asian nation is working on a lasting detente with the U.S.

Bloomberg News
December 14, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Sunniva Acquires LTYR Logistics

Sunniva Inc. has acquired LTYR Logistics, a California-based cannabis distribution company headquartered in San Diego, according to a Sunniva news release.

Transport Topics
December 13, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Blue Collar Worker Shortage Reshapes Labor Market

Welder George Frey/Bloomberg News

A surprise shortage of blue collar workers is changing the contours of the U.S. labor market, boosting their pay, narrowing wage inequality and drawing more women into those jobs.

Rich Miller | Bloomberg News
December 13, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

China Agrees to Resume Purchasing US Soybeans

Soybean Field Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

China resumed buying U.S. soybeans, bringing some relief to farmers in President Donald Trump’s heartland as President Xi Jinping works toward a trade deal with his American counterpart.

Bloomberg News
December 13, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Purchases $18.3 Million in Property in Massachusetts

UPS Worker UPS warehouse (John Sommers II for TT)

United Parcel Service has purchased properties in Shrewsbury, Mass., and Grafton, Mass., for $18.3 million as it considers whether to build a $200 million distribution facility in the area.

Lisa Eckelbecker | The Worcester, Mass. Telegram Gazette
December 13, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

Holiday Shipping Deadlines for Amazon, USPS, UPS, FedEx

UPS Getty Images

Procrastinators take note: The deadline is fast approaching to get those gifts in the mail to arrive by Christmas Eve.

Doreen Christensen | Sun Sentinel
December 13, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Norfolk Southern Confirms HQ Move to Atlanta

Norfolk Southern train TT file photo

Norfolk Southern Corp. on Dec. 12 announced officially what had been expected for some time: that it will move its corporate headquarters from Norfolk, Va., to Atlanta.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
December 12, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Employees at Amazon’s New NYC Warehouse Launch Union Push

Amazon fulfillment center Staten Island Amazon's fulfillment center in Staten Island. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

A committee of employees at Amazon.com’s recently opened Staten Island fulfillment center is going public with a unionization campaign, a fresh challenge to the e-commerce giant in a city where it plans to build a major new campus.

Josh Eidelson | Bloomberg News
December 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Agility to Invest $100 Million in Shipa Digital Logistics Platform

Agility, a global logistics and freight services company headquartered in Kuwait, has announced a $100 million investment over three years to launch Shipa.com. The platform will help businesses, entrepreneurs and consumers manage freight, e-commerce and urban deliveries online.

Transport Topics
December 12, 2018

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