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USPS Overhaul Challenged by Democrats

A letter carrier prepares mail for delivery at a USPS facility in Virginia. A letter carrier prepares mail for delivery at a USPS facility in Virginia on May 19. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Postal Service overhauled its organizational structure, as Democrats called for an investigation into whether the changes implemented by President Donald Trump’s postmaster general pose a threat to mail-in ballots for the November election.

David McLaughlin | Bloomberg News
August 10, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Americold Posts Q2 Gains in Earnings, Revenue

Americold sign An Americold facility in Mableton, Ga. The company paid out a $4.3 million appreciation bonus to frontline workers in the second quarter. (Chris Rank/Bloomberg News)

Americold Realty Trust reported improved net income and revenue for the second quarter.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 7, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

USPS Loses $2.2 Billion in 3 Months as Virus Woes Persist

Louis DeJoy accepts Elon's Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership in 2017. Louis DeJoy, the new Postmaster General, accepts Elon University's Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership in March 2017. (Kim Walker/Elon University via Associated Press)

The U.S. Postal Service says it lost $2.2 billion in the three months that ended in June as the beleaguered agency — hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic — piles up financial losses that officials warn could top $20 billion over two years.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
August 7, 2020
Business, Logistics

UPS to Levy Holiday Surcharges as Home Deliveries Climb

UPS delivery trucks. (Ken James/Bloomberg News)

United Parcel Service Inc. will apply hefty surcharges on its biggest customers during the holiday peak season to help manage an avalanche of residential deliveries spurred by the coronavirus pandemic.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
August 7, 2020
Business, Logistics

Supply Chain Risk Grows as Weary Crews Halt Ships and Clog Ports

A container ship is docked at a terminal in Sydney, Australia, on June 3. A container ship is docked at a terminal in Sydney, Australia, on June 3. (Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg News)

A new risk to global supply chains is emerging as exhausted seafarers stuck offshore for months halt work, a breaking point caused by restrictions on crew changes amid coronavirus precautions.

Aaron Clark and Annie Lee | Bloomberg News
August 7, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS, FedEx Gear Up to Ship COVID-19 Vaccine When Ready

Vaccine The logistics of storing and shipping vaccines are complicated. (Meyer & Meyer/Getty Images)

UPS and FedEx are among the companies hard at work on strategies to ship a COVID-19 vaccine safely around the world once it is ready.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 6, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

USPS Election Role Becomes Flashpoint in Stimulus Talks

A USPS letter carrier prepares mail for delivery. A letter carrier prepares mail for delivery at a USPS facility in Fairfax, Va., on May 19. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News).

House Democrats want to throw a financial lifeline to the struggling U.S. Postal Service amid concerns that mail delays could lead to hundreds of thousands of legitimate votes being thrown out, potentially skewing the election. Senate Republicans say the money isn’t needed.

August 6, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

C.H. Robinson Tweaks Freightquote for Small Businesses

Freightquote Freightquote by C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson is rolling out enhancements to its Freightquote service for small businesses that the company said will help owners who deal infrequently with the complexities of shipping and logistics and those who might be new to it.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 5, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

East Coast Ports Continue to Assess Damage From COVID-19

Trucks at the Port of New York and New Jersey Trucks at the Port of New York and New Jersey. The port processed 16.3% less TEUs in June of this year than in June 2019. (Port Authority of New York and New Jersey)

The nation’s East Coast ports continued to be battered by lower imports from overseas in June because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 5, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Trade Gap Narrows as Autos Spur Record Exports Increase

Gantry cranes stand above the Port of Los Angeles. Gantry cranes stand above the Port of Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

The deficit in U.S. trade of goods and services narrowed in June for the first time since February as exports jumped, though shipments remained well below pre-pandemic levels.

August 5, 2020

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