Logistics

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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

FedEx Announces Rate Increases for 2019 as Demand Grows

FedEx Freight trailers Sean Davis/Flickr

FedEx Corp. will raise general rates on Jan. 7, according to a statement the company released on Nov. 5, reflecting tight capacity and greater demands from a strong economy.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Roar Logistics Changes Designs for Buffalo Headquarters

Roar Logistics is redesigning its planned headquarters on Exchange Street in Buffalo, N.Y., after a surprise discovery limited the amount of land available for the new building.

Jonathan D. Epstein | The Buffalo News, N.Y.
November 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Growing Logistics Startup FourKites Moving to Larger Office

Shipping logistics startup FourKites is moving its office to the West Loop Gate neighborhood of Chicago, having outgrown its space in the Loop.

Ally Marotti | Chicago Tribune
November 8, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Outfitted Kenworth W990 to Set Off With Capitol Christmas Tree

Kenworth Truck Hauling Tree James Edward Mills/Flickr

A new Kenworth W990 has the honor of hauling the 54th U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. The approximately 3,000-mile journey to Washington will start Nov. 9.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
November 6, 2018
Business, Logistics

Intermodal Shipments Up 4.7% in Third Quarter

An intermodal train in Washington state Washington State Department of Transportation

Intermodal shipments grew 4.7% in the third quarter as companies stepped up imports ahead of promised U.S. tariffs on foreign goods and domestic shippers shifted from highway to rail in response to rising freight rates and constraints on truck capacity.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 6, 2018
Business, Logistics

Walmart Surpasses Amazon as Online Shoppers’ Most Popular Grocer

Walmart Storefront Alan Diaz/Associated Press

Look out, Amazon: Walmart is coming to steal your lunch — and maybe dinner too. The world’s largest retailer has surpassed the e-commerce giant in a survey of online food shoppers, more of whom said they most recently visited Walmart’s site for groceries.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
November 6, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Expeditors International Posts Record Profits, Net Revenue in 3Q

Expeditors International logo on door Expeditors International

Expeditors International of Washington Inc. achieved record profits and net revenue in the third quarter as the Seattle-based air and ocean freight forwarder benefited from lower taxes and kept ahead of rising transportation costs in a tight-capacity market.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 6, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Hub Group to Acquire Retail Consolidation Specialist CaseStack

Hub Group truck closeup Hub Group

Hub Group has agreed to acquire CaseStack Inc. for $255 million as part of a strategy to expand and diversify its transportation service offerings.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 6, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Amazon Is Said to Split HQ2 Between New York, Northern Virginia

Amazon Logo Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News

Amazon.com’s yearlong search for a second headquarters is nearing an end, people with knowledge of the matter said. One will be the Crystal City area of Arlington, in Northern Virginia, two people said. Another will be Long Island City, in the New York borough of Queens, other people said. An Amazon spokesman declined to comment.

Bloomberg News
November 6, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Diesel Continues to Slide, Drops 1.7 Cents to $3.338 a Gallon

fuel pump Daniel Acker — Bloomberg

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 1.7 cents to $3.338 a gallon as prices for West Texas Intermediate crude oil continued to sink despite concerns that global supplies could fall amid U.S.-imposed sanctions on Iran. It was the third consecutive weekly decline in the price of diesel.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 5, 2018

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