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Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Canadian Crude-by-Rail Shipments to Surge, Spurring Investment

Canadian National Railway Co. Western Canadian rail loadings had already climbed as high as 411,000 barrels a day in November despite a weeklong Canadian National Railway strike that disrupted shipments. Now they’re set to reach 550,000 barrels a day. (Brent Lewin/Bloomberg News)

Canadian shipments of crude by rail are poised to surge next year, spurring investment in new export infrastructure.

Robert Tuttle | Bloomberg News
December 19, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Amazon’s Van-Buying Spree Delivers a Gift to Auto Industry

Fleet of Amazon vans Vans queue up to leave an Amazon delivery center in Englewood, Colo., on July 30, 2019. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

The Amazon.com vans parked outside apartment buildings and along suburban cul-de-sacs aren’t just bearing gifts to online shoppers this holiday season. The e-commerce giant’s home-delivery push has been a boon to automakers, too.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
December 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Looking Forward With 5G

The technology elephant in the room for warehouse operators is 5G wireless technology; specifically, whether it’s worthwhile for the sector to convert from existing 4G systems.

Mike Maris | Director of Transportation and Logistics, Zebra Technologies
December 18, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx’s Q2 Earnings Tumble, Even More Than Wall Street Expected

FedEx trucks at distribution center in New Jersey Delivery trucks sit in the FedEx Corp. Ground distribution center in Jersey City, N.J., on Aug. 7, 2018. (Marc McAndrews/Bloomberg News)

FedEx Corp. reported lower-than-expected second-quarter fiscal year 2020 earnings Dec. 17, missing Wall Street analysts’ expectations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 17, 2019
Business, Logistics

Dave Clark: The Man Who Built Amazon’s Delivery Machine

Amazon Employees fill online orders at the Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center in Robbinsville, N.J. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News)

Amazon's logistics chief, Dave Clark, has transformed the retail giant's operations.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
December 17, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Amazon Cuts Off FedEx Ground for Prime Shipments This Holiday

FedEx truck and Amazon boxes Christopher Lee/Bloomberg

Amazon.com says FedEx Corp.’s delivery performance is slipping and will no longer let third-party merchants use the company’s ground delivery network for quick Prime shipments through the holidays.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
December 16, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air to Acquire Linn Star for $57.2 Million

Forward Air logo on trailer John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Forward Air Corp. will acquire Linn Star Holdings Inc., Linn Star Transfer Inc. and Linn Star Logistics, a privately held final-mile provider, for $57.2 million, according to a Forward Air news release Dec. 12.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 16, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Germany Set to Agree to Higher CO2 Price for Transport, Heating

Germany Berlin skyline via Getty Images

Germany’s two houses of parliament are poised to more than double the starting price for carbon dioxide emissions from the transport and heating industries when the charge is introduced in 2021.

December 16, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

BMW-Daimler Ride-Hailing Venture Steps Up Uber Challenge

Daimler BMW CEO Harald Krger (left) and Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

FreeNow, the ride-hailing venture owned by Daimler AG and BMW AG, expects to double revenue this year and next in a fresh challenge to Uber Inc. in Europe and Latin America.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
December 16, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Pennsylvania Freight Rail Track Gets $700,000 for Rehabilitation

railroad tracks Getty Images

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation awarded $700,000 to Pittsburgh Intermodal Terminals Inc. to improve about 1 mile of freight rail track to bolster operations and generate jobs in Beaver County.

Dani Fitzgerald | Beaver County (Penn.) Times
December 13, 2019