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Lineage Logistics Acquires Refrigerated Rail Company Cryo-Trans

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Cold-storage specialist Lineage Logistics is branching into rail.

Gillian Tan | Bloomberg News
January 5, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Manufacturers Rethink Supply Chains, Eye Reshoring After Events of 2020

Toshiba employee An employee works on a power electronic component at the Toshiba International Corp. manufacturing facility in Houston. (Matthew Busch/Bloomberg News)

A trade war with China and the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have U.S. companies starting to question a decades-old strategy of shifting manufacturing operations to low-cost labor markets in China and other Asian nations.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
January 4, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Finishes Acquisition of Kuehne + Nagel’s European Logistics

XPO truck XPO said the transaction expands its contract logistics network in the U.K. and Ireland to 248 locations and about 26,000 employees. (XPO Logistics)

XPO Logistics has completed its acquisition of the majority of Swiss firm Kuehne + Nagel’s European logistics, the company announced Jan. 4.

January 4, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

West and East Coast Ports Report Strong November Volume

Port of charleston South Carolina Ports Authority

The nation’s ports continued their breakneck pace in November as imported products arrived and unloaded at a record or near-record rate at facilities on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 4, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Railroads Install Crash-Prevention System Ahead of US Deadline

A Norfolk Southern freight train rolls through downtown Pittsburgh. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press) A Norfolk Southern freight train rolls through downtown Pittsburgh in March 2018. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

U.S. railroads have completed installation of an automated crash-prevention system that covers 57,536 miles of freight and passenger tracks ahead of an end-of-year deadline that was previously extended, the Federal Railroad Administration announced Dec. 29.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
December 29, 2020
Business, Logistics

Rail Cargo Posts First Gain in Two Years as Consumer Goods Surge

CSX freight locomotives pull a train. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News) CSX freight locomotives pull a train. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

U.S. railroads are back, with freight volume posting the first quarterly gain in two years.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
December 29, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Trucking Industry Experts Optimistic About 2021, Once COVID Is Over

Truck on snowy road vitpho/Getty Images

The trucking industry stands poised for a solid start in 2021, building on an unprecedented 2020 during which the U.S. economy relied heavily on truckers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 29, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Nuro Acquires Ike, Gets Approval for Autonomous Deliveries in California

A Nuro delivery vehicle completes training routes in Texas in November 2019. A Nuro delivery vehicle completes training routes in Texas in November 2019. (Annie Mulligan for the Washington Post/Getty Images)

Robotics company Nuro announced Dec. 23 that it has acquired Ike Robotics Inc., which builds automated trucking technology.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Completes Acquisition of ShopRunner

FedEx van FedEx

FedEx Corp. announced Dec. 28 that it has completed its acquisition of ShopRunner, marking an expansion of the company’s e-commerce footprint.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Drone Use in US to Get Boost in New Security Rules

A DJI Technology Co. drone flies over Brooklyn in August 2018. (Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News) A DJI Technology Co. drone flies over Brooklyn in August 2018. (Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News)

Commercial U.S. drone flights are set to receive a huge boost as soon as the week starting Dec. 28 with requirements that most of the devices must transmit a radio beacon with a digital license plate.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
December 28, 2020

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