Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

Online Holiday Shopping Expected to Logjam Delivery

USPS Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Delivery companies are warning shoppers to send holiday gifts and make online purchases within the next 10 days as a record number of packages are expected to be delivered.

Holly Shively | Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)
December 10, 2018
Business, Technology, TCA

Elon Musk Says Tesla Might Be Interested in Buying GM Plants

Elon Musk Tesla CEO Elon Musk (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Elon Musk is sizing up General Motors' recently idled plants. The tech billionaire said in an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that it’s “possible that [Tesla] would be open” to taking over automakers’ old plants, including factories GM recently has slated for closure.

Alicia Secord | Detroit Free Press
December 10, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Inland Port Coming to Northeast Georgia

Port Of Savannah Port of Savannah in Georgia. (Ty Wright/Bloomberg News)

A regional terminal for cargo heading from the Port of Savannah to area companies could open in 2021 at the Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 in North Hall.

Jeff Gill | The Times (Gainesville Ga.)
December 5, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Smart Warehousing Expands to North Texas Site

A Kansas City, Mo.-based logistics firm with operations across the United States has leased its first North Texas location.

Steve Brown | The Dallas Morning News
December 5, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Postal Service Will Suspend Delivery Dec. 5 to Honor Late President Bush

Postal Drop-box Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The United States Postal Service won’t be delivering mail Dec. 5 as part of the national day of mourning for the late former President George H.W. Bush.

Kate Feldman | New York Daily News
December 4, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Expands Air Division in Illinois

Prime Airplane Bruno Geiger/Flickr

ROCKFORD, Ill. — Amazon announced plans Dec. 3 to expand its Amazon Air operation at the Rockford airport.

Corina Curry | The Rockford Ill Register Star
December 4, 2018
Business, TCA

New Matson Vessel Is Largest Containership Ever Built in US

Matson Ship Matson’s new vessel ‘Daniel K. Inouye’ making its first approach to Honolulu on its maiden voyage, November 28, 2018. (Matson Inc.)

The largest containership built in the United States cruised into Honolulu Harbor on Nov. 28 after three years of construction and an initial voyage from Philadelphia to California via the Panama Canal earlier this month.

Andrew Gomes | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
November 29, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

New York City to Roll Out ‘High Vision’ Trucks

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio New York City Mayor Mayor, Bill de Blasio (Jonathan Levinson/Bloomberg News)

New York City’s initiative to reduce traffic deaths may be called Vision Zero, but for municipal truck drivers it will translate into a little more vision — in the form of fewer blind spots.

Jillian Jorgensen | New York Daily News
November 28, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Trump Threatens Punishment After GM Announces Layoffs, Plant Closures

GM Sign Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump threatened Nov. 27 to end consumer subsidies for electric cars sold by General Motors in the wake of the company’s announcement of layoffs and plant closures in Michigan, Ohio and Maryland.

Todd Spangler | Detroit Free Press
November 28, 2018
Business, Technology, TCA

Samsung to Build EV Battery Pack Factory in Michigan

samsung Battery SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News

Samsung plans to build a $62 million electric vehicle battery pack factory in Auburn Hills, Mich., that will create more than 400 jobs, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced.

Ann Zaniewski | Detroit Free Press
November 28, 2018