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A Year of Pandemic: Logistics Companies Adapted as Needed

Four pandemic images Driver with mask by andresr/Getty Images (clockwise from top left); vaccine vial by Liam McBurney/Pool via AP; COVID-19 virus by Getty Images; UPS truck carrying vaccine at Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo by Morry Gash/Pool/Associated Press

Logistics companies that diversified, were nimble and leveraged data-driven technologies had the best chance to continue operating throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 22, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

A Year of Pandemic: Ports Battled COVID in 2020, and now Freight Crunch in 2021

Four pandemic images Driver with mask by andresr/Getty Images (clockwise from top left); vaccine vial by Liam McBurney/Pool via AP; COVID-19 virus by Getty Images; UPS truck carrying vaccine at Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo by Morry Gash/Pool/Associated Press

American Association of Port Authorities CEO Chris Connor told Transport Topics the biggest takeaway from the coronavirus pandemic is the essential nature of ports.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 22, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics

Automotive Chipmaker Renesas Says Fire Halts Production

Gloved hands hold a semiconductor. (Ivan-balvan/Getty Images) Gloved hands hold a semiconductor. (Ivan-balvan/Getty Images)

Renesas Electronics Corp., one of the biggest makers of automotive chips, said a fire halted production at one of its Japanese plants. The incident may exacerbate a shortage of semiconductors that has already curbed vehicle output across the industry.

Ian King | Bloomberg News
March 19, 2021
Business, Logistics

Spot Market Surges Amid Capacity Constraints, Bad Weather

Trucks on Texas road in winter Traffic in Midland, Texas, on Feb. 15. (Matthew Busch/Bloomberg News)

Trucking spot loads and rates have started to settle back to normal after surging for weeks as a result of ongoing capacity issues coupled with frigid weather.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 18, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Elizabeth Warren, AOC Lay Down Green Transit Plan for Biden

The Passaic River flows past Amtrak's northeast corridor line near Newark, N.J. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News) The Passaic River flows past Amtrak's northeast corridor line near Newark, N.J. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Progressives in the House and Senate plan to set down a marker March 18 for President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plans, introducing a $500 billion proposal to shift U.S. transportation away from fossil fuels.

March 18, 2021
Business, Logistics, Breaking News, Top 50

XPO Sets GXO Logistics as Name of New Spinoff Company

XPO GXO via YouTube (left) and XPO Logistics via YouTube

XPO Logistics has selected GXO Logistics as the name of the stand-alone logistics company that it will spin off from its larger operation later this year.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 18, 2021
Business, Logistics

Experts Foresee Strong Demand for Packaged Goods After COVID Subsides

Loading packages at an Amazon facility Amazon workers package merchandise for delivery at a distribution facility in Phoenix.(David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Demand for consumer packaged goods jumped amid the coronavirus, but indications are it will remain elevated even after the pandemic eases.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 17, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Intel, Ford Urge Tax Benefits for Chips, US Manufacturing

A worker assembles a vehicle component at the Ford Motor Co. Chicago Assembly Plant. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News) A worker assembles a vehicle component at the Ford Motor Co. Chicago Assembly Plant. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Foreign producers of semiconductors, electric car batteries and pharmaceuticals will continue to squeeze U.S. manufacturing unless Congress provides more incentives for domestic production, representatives from Intel Corp. and Ford Motor Co. said March 16.

Laura Davison | Bloomberg News
March 16, 2021
Business, Safety, Logistics

Amazon Closes Canadian Facility Hit by COVID

Amazon Prime semi-trailers at a fulfillment center in Baltimore, Md. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News) Amazon Prime semi-trailers at a fulfillment center in Baltimore, Md. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. has been ordered to close a facility outside Toronto for two weeks as public health officials worry about rising COVID-19 cases inside the complex.

March 12, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Maersk Is Said to Weigh Sale of $1 Billion Cold Container Unit

Maersk Port of Los Angeles

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S is considering a sale of its refrigerated container business as demand for the cold storage units surges during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to people familiar with the matter.

March 10, 2021

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