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Most Ports Post Strong 2019 Despite Trump Tariffs

Ports Port of New York and New Jersey

As the nation’s major ports add up the number of 20-foot-containers processed at their facilities in 2019, the numbers either slightly exceeded or came close to breaking 2018’s record-level figures, despite a year of diminished trade with China because of the Trump administration’s tariffs.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 23, 2020
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Dupré Logistics, Hoyer Group Team to Create Hoyer Bulk

Hoyer Bulk From left to right: A Dupré Logistics truck (TruckPR/Flickr) and a Hoyer tanker. (Hoyer Group)

A pair of recent deals are reshaping the structure of companies that serve the energy and bulk-hauling sectors in North America.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2020
Business, Logistics

FedEx Ground Begins FedEx Home Delivery on Sundays

FedEx Ground truck and driver in snow next to house FedEx said that during the 2019 peak holiday shipping season, FedEx Ground experienced 42% year-over-year growth in FedEx Home Delivery package volume. (FedEx)

FedEx Ground has launched year-round Sunday deliveries for its residential FedEx Home Delivery service for the majority of the U.S. population, according to parent company FedEx Corp.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Port of L.A. Chief Gene Seroka Warns of Damage From Trade War

Trucks at Port of L.A. gate Trucks wait at the gate for entry into the Port of Los Angeles. (Port of Los Angeles via YouTube)

In his annual State of the Port address Jan. 16, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka cautioned that using tariffs to punish rival trading partners may be “the new normal.”

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 22, 2020
Business, Logistics

Mark-It Express Logistics Acquires Spirit Trucking

Mark-It Express Logistics Chicago-based Mark-It Express was founded in 2009 and offers intermodal trucking and freight brokerage services. (Dennis Jourdan Photography)

Mark-It Express Logistics is expanding operations with the acquisition of the operating assets of Spirit Trucking Co., the company announced Jan. 17.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 21, 2020
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

ATA Truck Tonnage Increased 3.3% in 2019

Trucks on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truck tonnage for 2019 increased 3.3%, softer than year-ago levels but continuing a streak of annual gains, American Trucking Associations announced Jan. 21.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 21, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Averitt Opens New Atlanta-Area Distribution Center

Averitt Express John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Averitt Express opened a new distribution and fulfillment center in Atlanta, according to a company news release.

January 21, 2020
Business, Logistics

Nolan Transportation Acquires Eagle Transportation

Nolan Transportation Group, an Atlanta-based non-asset truckload freight brokerage and third-party logistics service, acquired Eagle Transportation, a Mississippi-based freight brokerage specializing in temperature-controlled shipping, according to a Jan. 17 news release.

January 21, 2020
Business, Logistics, TCA

GlobalTranz Buys Logistics Firm Cerasis

GlobalTranz A GlobalTranz agent. (GlobalTranz)

GlobalTranz Enterprises, a national transportation management company for truckers and other shippers, has acquired Cerasis, a privately held company in Eagan, Minn., with about $150 million in revenue and 119 employees.

Neal St. Anthony | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
January 17, 2020
Business, Logistics, TCA

Bulkmatic Launches New National Joint Venture With Bulk FR8

Bulkmatic A Bulkmatic tanker. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Bulkmatic, one of the largest dry bulk transporters in the United States, is teaming up with Seattle-based Bulk FR8 to form a new nationwide joint venture.

Joseph S. Pete | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
January 17, 2020

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