Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Philadelphia Airport Plans $5.5 Million Land Purchase to Expand Airfreight

Philadelphia Airport WN737300/Flickr

City aviation officials plan to spend $5.5 million to acquire 15 acres near Philadelphia International Airport as part of a plan to develop an airfreight complex serving a broad swath of the region.

Jacob Adelman |
November 28, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Cargo Business Booms at Rockford Airport

Amazon Airplane Amazon Prime airplane. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

Nearly 1.4 billion pounds of cargo made its way through Chicago Rockford International Airport in 2017 — a record that the airport has beaten by nearly 22% through the first 10 months of this year.

Isaac Guerrero | Rockford (Ill.) Register Star
November 19, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

Increase in Online Shopping Could Lead to Package Delays

Packages Erik S. Lesser/Associated Press

Area shoppers will want to purchase their holiday gifts earlier this year, as a major jump in online holiday shopping could complicate the delivery system.

Holly Shively | Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)
November 19, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Postal Service Gears Up for Holiday Deliveries

USPS Nati Harnik/Associated Press

The U.S. Postal Service said it expects to deliver nearly 15 billion pieces of mail and 900 million packages between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, according to a release.

Tripp Girardeau | Aiken (S.C.) Standard
November 19, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Louisiana’s Sunshine Bridge Could Open Sooner Than January Target Date

Sunshine Bridge repair The Sunshine Bridge in Louisiana undergoes repair after a crane barge collided with it in October. The accident placed the bridge out of service. (Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development)

Despite high-profile projects in Baton Rouge and elsewhere, Louisiana’s $14 billion backlog of road and bridge needs will rise next year because the state lacks the needed resources, state Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson said Nov. 15.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
November 16, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, TCA

Eaton to Open Plant in El Paso, Texas

Eaton Corp. building Eaton Corp.

Eaton Corp., a worldwide manufacturing company, plans to expand into El Paso, Texas, with a factory expected to open in the first half of next year with 200 employees.

Vic Kolenc | El Paso (Texas) Times
November 16, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

How Elon Musk Might Make $920 Million in Tesla Debt Go Away

Tesla Factory Tesla factory in Sparks, Nev. (John Locher/Associated Press)

A big pile of debt comes due at Tesla on March 1 — $920 million worth. But starting in two weeks, the company has a chance to make it disappear.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
November 15, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Savannah Port Sets All-Time Container Record in October

Savannah Port Stephen B. Morton/Associated Press

The Port of Savannah continues to break records with more container cargo moved in October than ever before. Savannah handled 413,800 TEUs in October, the 24th consecutive month of year-over-year growth.

DeAnn Komanecky | Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
November 14, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Avenger Logistics Poised to Join Chattanooga’s Roster of Rapidly Growing Firms

Avenger Logo

Avenger Logistics, a freight brokerage and logistics company created in 2015 by former Gold Bond Inc. owner Don Godsey, is likely to be a top local contender on the 2019 Inc. list after growing from $9 million in sales in 2016 to more than $60 million this year. The company expects to top $100 million in sales next year.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
November 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Air Takes Delivery of 40th Cargo Plane

Amazon Prime Plane Ted S. Warren/Associated Press on Nov. 12 took delivery of the 40th and final plane in a lease deal for its expanding air-cargo operation. More may be on the way. A senior executive at an aircraft lessor said Amazon was shopping around for more Boeing 767 freighters and had put out a request for proposals for an additional six jets earlier this year.

Matt Day and Dominic Gates | The Seattle Times
November 13, 2018