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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

Amazon Arrival Helps Chicago Rockford International Airport Break Cargo Record

Amazon Airplane Chicago Rockford International Airport

ROCKFORD, Ill. — More than 2.1 billion pounds of cargo made its way through Chicago Rockford International Airport in 2018 — shattering the previous record, set in 2017, by 55%.

Isaac Guerrero | Rockford (Ill.) Register Star
January 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Eclipse IA Announces Merger With On Time Staffing

Eclipse IA, a productivity-based staffing solutions provider for the supply chain industry, has announced a merger with On Time Staffing, along with its People Logistics division.

January 22, 2019
Business, Logistics

Canadian Factory and Wholesale Slump Confirms Economic Slowdown

Manufacturing Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg News

Canadian manufacturers and wholesalers recorded sharply lower sales in November, adding to evidence the nation’s economy entered a soft patch at the end of last year.

Theophilos Argitis | Bloomberg News
January 22, 2019
Business, Logistics

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics Receives Investment From Nonantum Capital Partners

RoadOne RoadOne

Nonantum Capital Partners announced that it is partnering with Ken Kellaway and David McLaughlin to re-capitalize RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a company based in Randolph, Mass., that provides container drayage, transloading and warehousing services at ports and rail terminals throughout the United States.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 18, 2019
Business, Logistics

New Houston Facility Creates 575 Jobs, Boosts Automated Sorting, UPS Says

UPS Inc.’s new package delivery facility in northwest Houston’s Willowbrook area has created 575 new full- and part-time jobs, according to a company news release.

January 18, 2019
Business, Logistics

J.B. Hunt Reports Mixed Fourth-Quarter Results

A J.B. Hunt truck on Interstate 65 in Shepherdsville, Ky. John Sommers II for Transport Topics

J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported mixed results in the fourth quarter of 2018, with a slump in intermodal shipments and charges related to an ongoing arbitration dispute with BNSF Railway overshadowing strong gains in its dedicated contract carriage, freight brokerage and over-the-road trucking businesses.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 17, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Parcel Lockers, EVs Combine for Energy Savings in Final Mile, Researcher Says

WASHINGTON — Electric trucks and vans show great promise for energy savings in making suburban deliveries for companies such as UPS Inc., according to an Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientist who presented her findings to a forum at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Volkswagen to Invest $800 Million, Create 1,000 Jobs at Tennessee Plant

Volkswagen Logo Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

From the Detroit auto show, Volkswagen announced this week plans to invest $800 million in its Chattanooga, Tenn., plant, expecting to create 1,000 jobs in the United States.

Benjamin Raven | MLive.com, Walker, Mich.
January 16, 2019
Business, Logistics

IANA Elects 2019 Board of Directors, Officers

The Intermodal Association of North America has installed its 2019 board of directors and officers, including two new members. The turnover took place Jan. 1, according to a Jan. 11 press release.

January 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Opinion

Opinion: The ABCs of Emerging Transport Technologies

Emerging technologies are reshaping the very nature of how we transport goods, and offer the ability to provide agile services that meet the increasing demands of the supply chain, says Ben Wiesen of Carrier Logistics Inc.

Ben Wiesen | President, Carrier Logistics Inc.
January 15, 2019

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