Business, Logistics, Top 50

Hub Group Finds Buyer for Mode Transportation

Mode Transportation Russ MacNeil

Less than a month after saying it would explore strategic alternatives for Mode Transportation, Hub Group found a buyer to pay more than $200 million for its agent-based multimodal freight brokerage business.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 6, 2018
Business, Logistics

Dot Foods Owner Buys TAGG Logistics

Dot Foods Dot Foods

Dot Family Holdings has acquired TAGG Logistics, a St. Louis-based company that provides fulfillment services for goods purchased online.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 6, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Kriska Transportation Group Acquires Refrigerated Carrier BTC Express

Kriska Transportation Group truck Kriska Holdings

Kriska Transportation Group announced the purchase of BTC Express, a refrigerated truckload carrier operating in Canada and the United States.

Transport Topics
September 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Transporeon Group, TIM Consult Plan to Merge

Transporeon Group and TIM Consult GmbH announced plans to merge in an effort to provide a broader portfolio of logistics consulting and procurement services for shippers.

Transport Topics
September 5, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Fort Smith Port Authority Receives Grant

The Fort Smith Port Authority recently received a grant for $110,000 to complete a 30,000-square-foot bulk storage facility.

John Lovett | Times Record (Fort Smith, Ark.)
September 4, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

Syfan Partners With Georgia College to Train Future Logistics Pros

Load-tracking technology at Syfan Logistics Load-tracking technology at Syfan Logistics. (Light Sources Inc.)

Students learning about supply chain management and logistics at the University of North Georgia-Dahlonega campus are getting some insider training thanks to a new partnership with Syfan Logistics of Gainesville.

Joshua Silavent | The (Gainesville, Ga.) Times
September 4, 2018
Business, Logistics

Port of Vancouver Eyes Tariffs Cautiously

Port of Vancouver Port of Vancouver in 2011 aerial. (Washington State Department of Transportation on Flickr)

The Port of Vancouver has enjoyed several years of record-setting commodity movements with international customers, but new tariffs between the United States and other nations are threatening that local prosperity.

Dameon Pesanti | The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.)
August 31, 2018
Business, Logistics

With Most Efficient Logistics, Wildberries Becomes Russia’s Biggest Web Retailer

A Wildberries warehouse A Wildberries warehouse in Russia. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News)

Russia's largest online retailer, Wildberries, is run by a mother of four who founded her company in her Moscow apartment while on maternity leave from her job as an English teacher.

Ilya Khrennikov | Bloomberg News
August 30, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Trucker Shortage Forces Some Restaurants to Buy Local

Tomato salad on a plate Sara Moulton via AP

A labor crunch in the trucking industry is making it more expensive to deliver everything from apples to zucchini. And restaurants of all kinds are turning to local ingredients to avoid surging shipping costs.

Leslie Patton | Bloomberg News
August 28, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Melting Arctic Ice Opens New Energy Trade Route

The Christophe de Margerie is moored in St. Petersburg, Russia The Christophe de Margerie, shown moored in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2017, was the world’s first ice-breaking LNG tanker built. (lga Maltseva/Pool Photo via AP)

A new trade route for energy supplies is opening up north of the Arctic Circle as some of the warmest temperatures on record shrink ice caps that used to lock ships out of the area.

Bloomberg News
August 28, 2018