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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, Logistics, TCA

Cargo Business Booms at Rockford Airport

Amazon Airplane Amazon Prime airplane. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

Nearly 1.4 billion pounds of cargo made its way through Chicago Rockford International Airport in 2017 — a record that the airport has beaten by nearly 22% through the first 10 months of this year.

Isaac Guerrero | Rockford (Ill.) Register Star
November 19, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Nation’s Ports Booming Amid Strong Economy

Activity at the Port of Virginia Activity at the Port of Virginia, which had its best October ever, processing 270,538 TEUs compared with 265,490 in October 2017. (Virginia Port Authority)

September and October were record months for many of the nation’s ports as shippers prepared for a busy holiday shopping season and rushed to get cargo into the U.S. ahead of the Trump administration’s tariffs against several nations, including China.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 19, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

Increase in Online Shopping Could Lead to Package Delays

Packages Erik S. Lesser/Associated Press

Area shoppers will want to purchase their holiday gifts earlier this year, as a major jump in online holiday shopping could complicate the delivery system.

Holly Shively | Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)
November 19, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Postal Service Gears Up for Holiday Deliveries

USPS Nati Harnik/Associated Press

The U.S. Postal Service said it expects to deliver nearly 15 billion pieces of mail and 900 million packages between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, according to a release.

Tripp Girardeau | Aiken (S.C.) Standard
November 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Andrew, Michael Leto Secure Funding for New Online Freight Marketplace

Andrew and Michael Leto Andrew (left) and Michael Leto are launching a new software platform called Emerge. (Emerge)

Serial entrepreneurs Andrew and Michael Leto, who started GlobalTranz Enterprises and 10-4 Systems, both of which were sold earlier this year, are launching a new enterprise. It is a software platform called Emerge that allows shippers and carriers to book loads, track shipments and source new capacity in what is being described as a private freight marketplace.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 19, 2018
Business, Logistics

Lineage Logistics, Dreisbach Open Cool Port Food Warehouse at Port of Oakland

Cool Port The Cool Port facility at Port of Oakland. (Dreisbach)

Lineage Logistics and Dreisbach Enterprises opened a modernistic cold storage and logistics facility at the Port of Oakland to handle food imports and exports.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 16, 2018
Business, Logistics

Walmart Expands Offerings in Bid to Stay in Retail Race With Amazon

Outside a Walmart store David J. Phillip/Associated Press

NEW YORK — Walmart may be bruised by Amazon, but it’s learning how to fight back.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
November 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Cadence Premier Logistics Opens Center in Illinois

Cadence Cadence Premier Logistics via YouTube

Cadence Premier Logistics has opened the Pit Stop Truck Center, a 77,000-square-foot facility in Joliet, Ill., the company announced Nov. 14.

Transport Topics
November 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Tesla Has Bought Trucking Companies to Boost Deliveries, Elon Musk Says

Tesla cars on trailer Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Elon Musk apparently is charting his way out of what he’s referred to as “delivery logistics hell” by making acquisitions and lining up contracts with trucking haulers.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Turvo Raises $60 Million in Series B Funding

Turvo, a collaborative logistics platform, announced Nov. 8 it had raised $60 million in Series B funding.

Transport Topics
November 15, 2018