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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.

Government, Business, Logistics

Presidential Candidate Amy Klobuchar Unveils $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Senator Klobuchar Senator Klobuchar (right) speaks as Kara Swisher, co-founder and executive editor of Recode, listens during the South By Southwest conference in Austin, Texas (Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg News)

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar became the first Democratic presidential candidate to release a detailed federal infrastructure plan, calling for $1 trillion in investment and putting pressure on a wide field of contenders to come up with their own proposals.

Danielle Moran and Amanda Albright | Bloomberg News
March 28, 2019
Business, Logistics

Norfolk Southern Breaks Ground on Atlanta HQ

Norfolk Southern Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press

Railroad giant Norfolk Southern held a ceremonial turning of dirt March 26 to mark construction of the company’s new Midtown Atlanta headquarters, but the process of moving personnel from Virginia to Atlanta already is underway.

J. Scott Trubey | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 27, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Ryder Appoints Scott Parker to Top Financial Post

Ryder truck and trailer Ryder System Inc.

Ryder System Inc. announced the appointment of Scott Parker as chief financial officer.

March 27, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Manhattan Drivers Could Be Facing $11.52 Toll to Drive City Streets

toll Cars driving along FDR near 102nd Street in New York (Julie Jacobson/Associated Press)

London did it. So did Singapore and Stockholm. Now New York may be coming around to congestion pricing.

Bloomberg News
March 27, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

January Trade Gap Narrows as Imports From China Plummet

Trade Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

The U.S. trade deficit pulled back in January from the widest level in a decade as imports from China plunged, suggesting American companies had been rushing shipments the prior month to beat an expected tariff boost.

Jeff Kearns | Bloomberg News
March 27, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

I.D. Systems Acquires Pointer Telocation for $140 Million

Pointer telocation screen A Pointer Telocation screen. (Pointer Telocation via YouTube)

I.D. Systems Inc., a New Jersey-based tracking technology company, has acquired Pointer Telocation Ltd., an Israeli provider of telematics and mobile internet of things services, in a $140 million deal, the companies report.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 27, 2019
Business, Logistics

MIQ Logistics Agrees to Buyout by Spanish Firm Noatum

MIQ Logistics Noatum Maritime via YouTube

Global freight forwarder MIQ Logistics will become part of Noatum Logistics, a unit of Noatum Maritime Services in Madrid, according to a definitive agreement announced March 21.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
March 27, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

UPS, Startup Begin First Regular Drone Deliveries in US

UPS An M2 delivery drone, manufactured by Matternet Inc. (Stefan Wermuth.Bloomberg News)

UPS Inc. and a startup drone partner began the first continuing commercial drone deliveries in the United States, making a short flight carrying a medical sample between North Carolina hospitals March 26.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
March 26, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Tesla’s Model 3 Shatters Record in Electric Car-Crazy Norway

Tesla Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Just weeks after Tesla Inc. started rolling out its Model 3 in Europe, the electric-car manufacturer has beaten the monthly sales record in its key Norwegian market by a wide margin.

Mikael Holter | Bloomberg News
March 26, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Midwest Floods Deliver Another Economic Blow to Farmers

flooding Floodwaters surround corn sitting under a collapsed grain bins in this aerial photograph over Pacific Junction, Iowa (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Chad Korth’s Nebraska farm mostly was unscathed from the catastrophic floods that inundated nearby fields thanks to being positioned atop a hill. But as the waters recede, he’s not expecting to be spared the financial blow that’s hitting the region.

Mario Parker | Bloomberg News
March 26, 2019