areadevelopment + freight-logistics   136

Amazon.com 'Insourcing' Roils Freight Industry, Analysts Say - Transport Topics
Amazon.com Inc.’s role in the shuttering of New England Motor Freight and the “body blow” dealt to XPO Logistics Inc. is raising alarms for trucking and logistics firms that do business with, or compete against, the popular online retailer.
logistics  supply-chain  e-commmerce  amazon  amazon-freight  freight-logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-449-top 
24 days ago by areadevelopment
Walmart is quietly taking control of its rail operations - Business Insider
Walmart is taking control of their supply chain through a pilot program in which the $500 billion retailer uses name-brand freight containers designed in-house. The pilot is only in Southern California.
this-week-449  Around-the-web  Matt  e-commmerce  ecommerce  supply-chain  logistics  rail  freight  freight-logistics  intermodal 
27 days ago by areadevelopment
Amazon pushing hard into ocean shipping from China to U.S. - USAToday
Quietly and below the radar, Amazon has been ramping up its ocean shipping service, sending close to 4.7 million cartons of consumers goods from China to the United States over the past year, records show.
amazon  logistics  global-supply-chain  freight-logistics  seaports  port-of-seattle  port-of-long-beach  china  Around-the-web  amazon-logistics  this-week-447 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Self-driving trucks have a bright future in Florida - MIT Technology Review
According to a new report, the state is home to two of the five best autonomous trucking routes in the US.
Florida  freight-logistics  trucking  autonomous-vehicles  Around-the-web  this-week-436-top 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
Norfolk Southern likely to leave Virginia for Atlanta; planes and people are a big reason — FreightWaves
Norfolk Southern is reportedly getting ready to pull up stakes and move its corporate headquarters to Atlanta, a move a corporate relocation expert calls "an opportunity for them to recalibrate and refresh their brand."
freight-logistics  logistics  rail-logitsics  corporate-headquarters  site-selection  site-selection-factors  airports  Around-the-web  this-week-436  norfolk-southern  Atlanta  Georgia  virgina 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
Automated vehicles will create a shift in workforce demands - MSUToday - Michigan State University
Due to existing truck driver worker shortages, and the belief that automated technology will largely support truck drivers instead of replacing them, truck drivers are not likely to be displaced in large numbers.
automotive-industry  workforce-training  freight-logistics  trucking  autonomous-vehicles  Around-the-web  this-week-434 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Rails increasingly in sweet spot as trucking capacity crisis hits peak season - Logistics Management
Railroads are capitalizing on the acute shortage of drivers in the trucking industry as capacity constraints limit truckers’ ability to compete on some long-haul deferred bulk freight.
rail-logitsics  freight-logistics  trucking  supply-chain  logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-433-top 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Truck Driver Salaries Rising on Surging Freight Demand - WSJ
Report says wages rose up to 18% in past four years and benefits are also on the upswing, adding to higher logistics costs in a tight trucking market
logistics  freight-logistics  trucking  cost-of-doing-business  Around-the-web  this-week-420 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
State reaches preliminary lease deal for Port of Wilmington and open container port in Edgemoor - Delaware Business Now
The State of Delaware announced a preliminary agreement with the Emirates-owned Gulftainer Group to lease the Port of Wilmington from the state, construct a new container shipping facility on the Delaware River, and expand jobs at the port.
this-week-418  Around-the-web  Matt  Delaware  mid-atlantic  logistics  supply-chain  infrastructure  ports  shipping  freight-logistics  freight  jobs  economic-development 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Trailer Orders Surge in December, Close in on All-Time High - Transport Topics
For the year, ACT said fleets ordered more than 313,000 trailers, a 38% improvement versus 2016. That ranks 2017 as the third-highest order year in history, trailing only 2014 and 2015. Eight of the ten trailer categories it tracks were positive year-over-year, with bulk tanks, flatbeds and dry vans posting the strongest gains.
insider-3-19-2018  freight-logistics  trucking 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Get On Track With a Rail-Served Site - Area Development
The economic and environmental benefits of freight rail transportation should be considered when developing your next facility.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  freight  freight-logistics  logistics  supply-chain  infrastructure  rail  rail-logitsics  railroad  manufacturing 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Smart trucks are going to need smarter roads…and smarter workers - PwC Industrial Insights
as it turns out, better AI isn’t necessarily top-of-mind for businesses assessing the potential benefits of autonomous vehicles. While 69% of respondents in a survey by PwC and the Manufacturing Institute said technological immaturity was the biggest barrier to adoption of autonomous trucks, that’s not where they see the biggest need for investment in the space. Instead, more businesses who participated in our study (64%) would like to see increased funding for smart infrastructure than greater investment in AI, sensors, or vehicle-to-vehicle communications.
automotive-industry  autonomous-vehicles  infrastructure  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  logistics  freight-logistics  trucking  this-week-414 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Canada’s container trade growth set to sail past U.S. - The Globe and Mail
The signing of two major trade deals with global trading partners will help send Canada's growth in imports and exports by container surging past that of the United States, marine shipper Maersk Line says.
this-week-413  Around-the-web  Matt  canada  location-canada  logistics  supply-chain  infrastructure  freight  freight-logistics  shipping  ports  intermodal 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Automotive Minute: BMW repeats as largest U.S. automotive exporter - Atlanta Business Chronicle
Utilizing ports across the southern United States, BMW Manufacturing exported 272,346 BMW X models from their Spartanburg, South Carolina plant. BMW Manufacturing reports that nearly 87 percent of those were exported through the Port of Charleston with a U.S. Department of Commerce estimated export value of approximately $8.76 billion. Those numbers represent 16 percent of the total U.S. market share.
global-supply-chain  port-of-charleston  freight-logistics  automotive-industry  south-carolina  BMW  this-week-413  Around-the-web 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
In Focus: The ELD Mandate - How It Will Change Your Business Operations - Area Development
The ELD Mandate, which will change how truckers operate, will ultimately benefit both the trucking industry and the shippers/manufacturers that utilize the industry’s services.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  trucking  logistics  supply-chain  freight  freight-logistics 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Trucking Firms Boost Orders for New Vehicles - WSJ
December’s surge in demand for Class 8 trucks portends another busy year for freight-hauling industry
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  trucking  logistics  supply-chain  freight  freight-logistics 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Assessing Prospects for a Port of Quebec Container Terminal - Maritime Executive
Authorities at Quebec City, Canada, have recently announced the intention to develop an intermodal container port and transshipment terminal. Like Port of Newark, Port of Quebec can offer 15-meter (49-foot) water depth and has access to a main highway as well as railway service. The proposed container port faces much competition from other ports in the region, including Montreal.
intermodal  logistics  freight-logistics  canada  Quebec  container-ports  Around-the-web  this-week-409 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
How the revamped Panama Canal is a game-changer for North America - JLL Real Views
The revamped gateway between the Atlantic and Pacific is larger than ever, and so is its impact on the North American shipping industry.
panama-canal  global-supply-chain  logistics  infrastructure  freight-logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-399 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
The Factors Fueling a Resurgence in U.S. Multimodal Freight - Area Development
Transportation costs, finite trucking capacity, and the rise of e-commerce are among the leading factors responsible for the growth in intermodal activity.
area-development-features  economic-development  site-selection  Matt  manufacturing  freight  freight-logistics  logistics  supply-chain  intermodal 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
A Look Inside Airbus’s Epic Assembly Line - The New York Times
A confluence of political and economic forces has prompted Europe’s
largest airplane manufacturer to place a factory in Alabama —
and to create one of the world’s most gargantuan supply chains.
airbus  alabama  global-supply-chain  shop-floor  assembly-plants  u.s.-manufacturing  Aerospace  freight-logistics  parts-suppliers  this-week-384 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
2017 Infrastructure Report Card - GPA: D+ - American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) publishes The Infrastructure Report Card, which grades the current state of national infrastructure categories on a scale of A through F. Since 1998, America’s infrastructure has earned persistent D averages, and the failure to close the investment gap with needed maintenance and improvements has continued. But the larger question at stake is the implication of D+ infrastructure on America’s economic future.
infrastructure  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-380  logistics  highways  inland-ports  freight-logistics  seaports 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
If you build it - will they come? Industrial Impact Report - JLL
With e-commerce fulfillment being one of the strongest dynamics driving industrial real estate demand, the resulting need for warehouse labor has also increased dramatically. This, combined with a decreasing unemployment rate, has forced up labor costs and caused seasonal shortages for many operations around the country.What happens when the next e-commerce deal keeps putting pressure on a local pool of labor? ​​​​​​
e-commmerce  industrial-real-estate  corporate-real-estate  logistics  freight-logistics  supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-378 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Choke Point of a Nation: The High Cost of an Aging River Lock - The New York Times
A symbol of America’s ailing infrastructure, Lock No. 52 on the Ohio River is responsible for a shipping bottleneck that hobbles commerce far and wide.
infrastructure  inland-ports  transportation  freight-logistics  supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-371-top  inland-waterways 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Uber Freight Will Bring Surge Pricing to the Trucking Business
With the quiet launch of Uber Freight, the ride-sharing giant takes aim at disrupting the massive industry of hauling stuff by 18-wheeler.
freight-logistics  trucking  transportation-industry  logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-368 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
CSX Invests $160 Million In Edgecombe County, North Carolina, Intermodal Terminal - Area Development
CSX will invest $160 million to open a new intermodal terminal in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Known as the Carolina Connector, this critical infrastructure project will bring jobs and economic opportunity to eastern North Carolina and position the state as a leader in enhanced freight movement.
csx  intermodal  rail  north-carolina  south-atlantic  economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  freight  freight-logistics  logistics  supply-chain  infrastructure  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  jobs 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
The New Panama Canal: A Risky Bet - The New York Times
In simple terms, to be successful, the new canal needs enough water, durable concrete and locks big enough to safely accommodate the larger ships. On all three counts, it has failed to meet expectations, according to dozens of interviews with contractors, canal workers, maritime experts and diplomats, as well as a review of public and internal records.
panama-canal  freight-logistics  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-356  infrastructure 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Charleston port’s growth spurring industrial, speculative building boom - Post and Courier
A new report says many businesses are citing the presence of Charleston’s port system as a key reason for investing in the region and other parts of South Carolina.
logistics  freight-logistics  port-of-charleston  ports  distribution-centers  warehousing  Around-the-web  this-week-352  charleston  south-carolina  regional-reports 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Executive Offers $8 Billion Remedy for Midwest Rail Logjam - WSJ
A software industry veteran is taking on one of the toughest problems facing the U.S. railroad industry: the chronic traffic bottleneck surrounding Chicago that can take more than a day for freight trains to move through.

Frank Patton, 73 years old and chairman of fledgling Great Lakes Basin Transportation Inc., wants to build a privately-financed rail route through Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana that would allow trains to loop around the congested rail hub.
freight-logistics  rail-logitsics  midwest  regional-reports  supply-chain  logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-350 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
No easy solutions to problems plaguing US ports - JOC.com
An ongoing analysis of the factors that contribute to marine terminal congestion has industry experts concluding that ports will probably have to implement at least a half-dozen measures in order to relieve what has become one of the biggest bottlenecks in goods movement.
global-supply-chain  ports  freight-logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-347 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Report: U.S., Michigan face dire consequences if Soo Locks fail - Detroit Free Press
A Homeland Security report shows a 6-month closure of the Poe Lock in northern Michigan would create a recession, with millions out of work across the nation
infrastructure  regional-reports  Michigan  freight-logistics  supply-chain  automotive-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-344 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Louisiana envisions offshore port to lure mega-ships - The Washington Post
A few Louisiana businessmen and politicians are dreaming big — as big as the mega-ships of the future that may grow so large they won’t be able to make it into the Mississippi River and up to the Port of New Orleans.

They envision those super-sized ships unloading and loading goods 100 miles downriver where the Mississippi meets the Gulf of Mexico — where today there’s only open water — an idea that some experts and competitors find far-fetched.
panama-canal  freight-logistics  mega-ships  port-of-new-orleans  Louisiana-International-Gulf-Transfer-Terminal  louisiana  Around-the-web  this-week-344 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
10 transformational bets for the freight and trucking industry - PwC Industrial Insights
Winston Churchill famously said, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” The trucking and freight industry has warmed up to this advice over the last few years, and 2016 shouldn’t be different.
transportation-industry  freight-logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-342 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Total Quality Logistics Expands Its Miami, Florida, Operations Center - Area Development
Total Quality Logistics, one of the largest freight-brokerage firms in the country, will be expanding in Miami, Florida. The office, in Museum Tower at 150 West Flagler Street, will create 75 new jobs over the next three years. The expansion, which will take place in March, will also create a capital investment of approximately $600,000 in Miami-Dade County.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Florida  south-atlantic  miami  logistics  supply-chain  freight  freight-logistics  jobs 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Choptank Transport Will Expand Caroline County, Maryland, Headquarters - Area Development
Choptank Transport, a third-party logistics company that specializes in truckload freight, plans a 11,000 square-foot expansion of its headquarters facility in Caroline County, Maryland.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  maryland  mid-atlantic  headquarters  logistics  supply-chain  freight  freight-logistics  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  facility-expansion 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
PLS Logistics Services Opens Operations Center In Charlotte, North Carolina - Area Development
PLS Logistics Services, a leading provider of technology enabled supply chain and freight brokerage services, opened a new operations branch in Charlotte, North Carolina.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  charlotte  north-carolina  south-atlantic  logistics  supply-chain  freight  freight-logistics 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Integrity Express Logistics Expands Tampa, Florida, Operations Center - Area Development
Integrity Express Logistics, an asset-based third party freight brokerage company, will expand its operations center with the creation of 50 jobs in Tampa, Florida. The project will also invest $115,000 in the community.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Florida  south-atlantic  tampa  logistics  freight  freight-logistics  jobs  operations-center 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Trucking Shortage: Drivers Aren't Always In It For The Long Haul - NPR
Trucking companies say they are critically short of drivers — and many truckers say it's pay the companies are short of.
freight-logistics  trucking-shortage  logistics  supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-334  labor-costs 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
US Supply Chain Is Already Changing - GlobeSt.com
There is a transformation under way of North America’s industrial supply chain. Global changes in trade patterns are driving business to East Coast ports, and it has little to do with the Panama Canal expansion.
industrial-real-estate  seaports  logistics  freight-logistics  intermodal  inland-ports  port-of-savannah  south-atlantic  regional-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-330 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Total Quality Logistics Expands Operations In Dania Beach, Florida - Area Development
Total Quality Logistics, one of the largest freight-brokerage firms in the country, will be expanding in Dania Beach, Florida. The company plans to create 60 jobs in the Sunshine State.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Florida  south-atlantic  logistics  freight-logistics  jobs  fort-lauderdale  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  supply-chain 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing slowdown has Port of Charleston exporting more empty containers - Post and Courier
More than one-third of the cargo containers that are loaded onto ships at the Port of Charleston have nothing in them — a number that has surged in recent months.
global-supply-chain  exports  business-globalization  economic-analysis  port-of-charleston  Around-the-web  freight-logistics  this-week-329 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
E-commerce heating up NY-NJ industrial real estate market - JOC.com
U.S. Northeast consumers’ growing appetite for e-commerce is cooking up a “red hot” industrial real estate market around the Port of New York and New Jersey — a trend great for developers and pricey for shippers, the head of an industrial real estate trade association said Wednesday.
e-commmerce  freight-logistics  port-of-new-york-and-new-jersey  industrial-real-estate  warehouse-facility  Around-the-web  this-week-322 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Fenton, Missouri-Based Mid America Logistics Expands Freight Services - Area Development
Fenton, Missouri-based Mid America Logistics continues to expand its rapidly-growing logistics company that provides freight brokerage and asset-based freight services.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  missouri  midwest  logistics  freight-logistics  freight  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Logistics Bottlenecks Complicate The U.S. Plastics Boom - Forbes
Thanks to the shale drilling boom, the U.S. chemicals industry is now swimming in cheap feedstock to make more chemicals than ever before. The challenge: how to move all that product to market?
energy  fracking  plastics  industry-reports  logistics  global-supply-chain  freight-logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-313 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Is Your Supply Chain Ready for the Congestion Crisis? - HBR
With growing congestion a global megatrend, companies have a choice. Either accept it (and its higher costs and lower profits) or take control of your fate with strategic, game-changing actions that cut time and costs from the supply chain.
global-supply-chain  logistics  port-congestion  seaports  highways  transportation  freight-logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-311 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
US business owners can't pass on the Panama Canal expansion - CNBC
The reengineered canal, a project scheduled to be completed in 2016, will accommodate ships that are nearly three times larger than currently allowed. It will create an East Coast port system that will rival that of the West Coast.
panama-canal  global-supply-chain  seaports  Around-the-web  logistics  freight-logistics  this-week-309 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
U.S. Airport Outlook 2015: Air cargo is a necessity for some, and an option for most - JLL
Some companies, desperate to replenish their inventories, utilized air freight to bypass recent congestion issues at West Coast seaports, and this inflated air cargo volumes in 2014.
studies  industry-reports  commercial-real-estate  freight-logistics  logistics  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  airports  this-week-303  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Con-way Freight Opens Operations Hub In Joliet, Illinois - Area Development
Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload trucking company and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., opened its newest, state-of-the art service center in Joliet, Illinois. Located at 1950 Terminal Court, the $12 million, 41,600-square-foot freight facility has more than 70 employees.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  illinois  midwest  logistics  jobs  service-center  freight-logistics  freight 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Freight Corridors & Logistics Hubs Shape the Location Decision - Area Development
Advancements in data and technology will make selecting the optimum location with respect to logistics needs easier.
economic-development  site-selection  logistics  area-development-features  matt  freight-logistics  freight 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Neglected Roads and Bridges Take Toll on U.S. Companies - WSJ
Five minutes here and there adds up to $105 million a year for United Parcel Service Inc. That’s what average daily truck delays cost UPS.
infrastructure  supply-chain  logistics  this-week-294  around-the-web  UPS  csx  freight-logistics 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
The future of the warehouse - Manufacturing & Logistics IT Magazine
Retailers will invest in light, agile and scalable forms of technology, as well as their workforce to meet the increasing demand. Despite the move towards automation in some areas, many businesses are discovering that people are still the strongest, and also the most adaptable resource ever.
big-data  freight-logistics  warehouse-facility  ecommerce  this-week-293-top  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
U.S. Truck Driver Shortage Elevates Importance of Real Estate in Supply Chain Cost Structures - Supply Chain 24/7
Real estate supply chain management is more crucial than ever, and U.S. markets with intermodal infrastructure are now best positioned for industrial space growth.
freight-logistics  intermodal  logistics  infrastructure  industrial-real-estate  this-week-285  around-the-web 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
Mapping Freight: The Highly Concentrated Nature of Goods Trade in the United States - Brookings Institution
The goods trade network in the United States centers on a small group of metropolitan areas which serve as trading and distribution hubs for the rest of the country, finds a new report by the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, released today as a part of the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of Brookings and JPMorgan Chase. These hubs are crucial access points to the country’s most valuable trade corridors, and the operational efficiency of their freight infrastructure should be a national priority.
freight-logistics  metros  studies  this-week-284  around-the-web 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
Oversized Cargo Keeps U.S. Production on Track: EcoPulse - Bloomberg
Railroad and trucking operators are hauling more oversized cargo, helping to keep U.S. manufacturing activity on track for growth.
rail-logitsics  supply-chain  freight-logistics  this-week-283  around-the-web 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
Snyder says roads are top priority after winning second term - Detroit Free Press
Gov. Rick Snyder said today that getting a deal in the Legislature to raise more than $1 billion more a year to fix and maintain the state's roads and bridges is his No. 1 priority after "a very successful election."
government-policy  infrastructure  freight-logistics  transportation  road-infrastructure  this-week-283  around-the-web 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
Inland ports growing more important in shipper supply chains - JOC.com
When industrial real estate developers today talk about establishing inland ports close to rail hubs, they oftentimes have locations other than Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta in mind.
inland-ports  freight-logistics  supply-chain  intermodal  this-week-282  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
XPO Logistics Opens $1.2 Million Freight Brokerage Office In Kansas City, Missouri - Area Development
XPO Logistics opened its new $1.2 million freight brokerage office in Kansas City, Missouri, with plans to create up to 125 new jobs in The Show-Me-State.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  missouri  midwest  logistics  freight-logistics  jobs  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  kansas-city 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Businesses feel left out as railways shift trains toward frac sand, oil - Wisconsin State Journal
Demand for rail transport in the Midwest has soared in recent years as oil trains roll out of North Dakota and mines in Wisconsin generate massive amounts of sand for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
fracking  energy  natural-gas  freight-logistics  midwest  wisconsin  rail-logitsics  this-week-281  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Intermodal links will define US port success post-Panama Canal expansion - JOC.com
Big gateway ports like New York/New Jersey, Charleston and Savannah, which are deepening their harbors and expanding terminals to handle bigger ships, will be big winners in the battle for cargo coming through the Panama Canal. But smaller ports could also see benefit from containers transshipped onto smaller ships in Colon, Panama and other Caribbean transshipment hubs like Kingston, Jamaica.
intermodal  panama-canal  freight-logistics  port-of-newark  port-of-charleston  port-of-savannah  this-week-280  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Aboard a Cargo Colossus: Maersk’s New Container Ships - NYTimes.com
The Triple-E’s can carry more than 18,000 containers, piled 20 high, with 10 above deck and 10 below. But they can sail only between Europe and Asia, as their nearly 194-foot wide hull is too large to fit into American ports or to slip through the Panama Canal.
global-supply-chain  freight-logistics  seaports  panama-canal  this-week-279  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
BNSF taps growing U.S.-Mexico intermodal volume with new service - JOC.com
The value of U.S-Mexico trade has been steadily growing, driven by increased auto and white goods manufacturing in Mexico, along with demand for U.S. agriculture products and steel. U.S. rail imports from Mexico were up 6.6 percent by value to $21.1 billion in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2013, according to U.S. Department of Transportation. Within the same period, U.S. rail exports to Mexico were up 6.9 percent to $14.4 billion. Total U.S.-Mexico rail trade by value rose 6.7 percent year-over-year in the first half of this year to $35.5 billion.
rail-logitsics  mexico  NAFTA  automotive-industry  bnsf  logistics  freight-logistics  this-week-278  around-the-web 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
New Report Shows Status Quo on Infrastructure Hampers Competitiveness - National Association of Manufacturers - Manufacturing Association
Crumbling and congested U.S. roadways are driving up costs for U.S. manufacturers as late deliveries and unreliable transportation undermine hard-fought gains in production efficiency, according to a new report from the National Association of Manufacturers. The group is calling for an about $100-billion-a-year increase in funding for roads, mass transit, airports, waterways and ports and water plants in each of the next three years. Spending on public infrastructure grew at annual rate above 2% from 1956 through 2003, but declined 1.2% a year from 2004 through 2012, reflecting rising construction expenses and particularly anemic state and local expenditures after the 2008 recession.
infrastructure  u.s.-manufacturing  government-policy  highways  freight-logistics  industry-organizations  studies  this-week-278  around-the-web 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
XPO Logistics Invests $2.7 Million To Establish Transportation-Logistics Center In Newport, Kentucky - Area Development
XPO Logistics, one of North America’s largest providers of third party logistics services for domestic and international freight, will invest up to $2.7 million to establish its new 14,000-square-foot transportation and logistics center on Dave Cowens Drive in Newport, Kentucky.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  logistics  freight-logistics  kentucky  south  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  logistics-center  intermodal  life-sciences 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
Is Georgia serious about rail? - Atlanta Forward Blog - AJC
The Georgia Department of Transportation has been updating citizens on the state rail plan, a federally mandated blueprint for passenger and freight. Though the state has little passenger rail service to speak of — two Amtrak lines — Georgia has to be current and prepared should opportunities arise, and to capitalize on federal dollars for projects. Today, a GDOT director outlines the strategy, while a transportation policy veteran refers to it as just so much lip service.
georgia  freight-logistics  rail-logitsics  infrastructure  government-policy  this-week-277  around-the-web 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. seaports 2014 overview and outlook - JLL
Of the 13 seaports tracked in this study, 2013 TEU volume was 3.3 percent higher than 2007, which, for many seaports was a banner year. West Coast seaports are 6.8 percent below their ‘07 peak levels while East Coast ports exceed their volumes by 19.1 percent.
logistics  freight-logistics  infrastructure  studies  this-week-276  around-the-web 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
Total Quality Logistics Invests $1 Million To Expand Its Atlanta, Georgia, Operations Center - Area Development
Total Quality Logistics, a leading freight brokerage company, will invest $1 million to create 75 new jobs in an Atlanta, Georgia, facility over the next three years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  georgia  south-atlantic  Atlanta  logistics  jobs  freight-logistics  operations-center 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Total Quality Logistics Invests $1.2 Million In St. Louis, Missouri, Operations Center - Area Development
Total Quality Logistics, one of the largest freight brokerage firms in the nation, selected St. Louis, Missouri, as the site of its new operations complex. The company’s expansion plan includes a $1.2 million capital investment and is expected to create 95 jobs within the next five years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  operations-center  st.louis  missouri  midwest  freight-logistics  logistics  freight  jobs  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
New intermodal facility opens at Port Everglades - JOC
Port Everglades new intermodal transfer facility is up and running, and officials are hoping it will keep the Florida port competitive with other destinations in the Southeast. With FEC’s connections to Class I railroads CSX and Norfolk Southern, rail service to 70 percent of the U.S. population can be completed within four days, the railroad said.
intermodal  supply-chain  freight-logistics  csx  norfolk-southern  this-week-270  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Con-way Freight Invests $8 Million In Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Freight Service Facility - Area Development
Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload trucking company and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., opened its $8 million, 47,000 square foot, state-of-the art freight facility service center at Fox Ridge Business Park in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
area-development-news  economic-development  site-selection  matt  wisconsin  midwest  freight-logistics  freight  trucking 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
KCS on track to serve BMW’s planned Mexico plant - JOC
Kansas City Southern Railway appears to be on track to grab business generated by BMW’s planned $1 billion plant in Mexico. The railroad with the only U.S.-Mexico cross-border network said it has been working with the German manufacturer’s logistics team on site selection for the plant, which is expected to begin production in 2019.
business-globalization  freight-logistics  global-supply-chain  mexico  automotive-industry  BMW  KCS 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Program to speed intermodal goods clearance at Mexican border gaining traction, KCS says – DC Velocity
An effort by four prominent companies to shrink transit times on U.S.-Mexico intermodal rail service by streamlining customs clearance procedures at the border appears to be paying off.
supply-chain  nearshoring  mexico  intermodal  freight-logistics  KCS  whirlpool  corridors  this-week-269  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Location Notebook: Union Pacific Intermodal Opens in Santa Teresa, New Mexico
Union Pacific has opened its newest Intermodal facility in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, which replaces an old facility within the city of El Paso, Texas.
sfp-insider-95  area-development-features  Location-notebook  new-mexico  southwest  economic-development  site-selection  union-pacific  intermodal  infrastructure  logistics  mexico  freight-logistics  freight 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Airport rail yard putting Charlotte on freight map, Norfolk Southern official says - CharlotteObserver.com
Charlotte’s intermodal shipping facility has put the Queen City “on the map” nationally as a transportation hub, a Norfolk Southern official told Charlotte business and civic leaders Thursday.
charlotte  regional-reports  intermodal  logistics  infrastructure  freight-logistics  this-week-269  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
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