Thumbnail of Drayage Flashpoints graphic
31 Mar 2014
With the spring retail season at hand, the U.S. economy showing signs of accelerating and the import peak season six months away, there’s growing concern that shippers and their supply chains will feel the impact unless systemic problems with how containers flow from ships through ports to inland destinations are addressed.
Railroad track in winter
17 Jan 2014
The polar vortex didn’t put the U.S. into a deep freeze for long but the widespread chill is still causing transportation problems for shippers, railroads and drayage truckers. Those problems may be contributing to stronger-than-usual business for over-the-road truckers.
28 Oct 2013
ASF Intermodal has opened an intermodal drayage facility in the Chicago area.
UTi’s multi-client contract logistics warehouse in the Chicago area.
30 Sep 2013
UTi Worldwide has begun offering expanded warehousing capabilities for companies requiring warehousing and distribution without the need for a dedicated facility.
21 Aug 2013
Supply Chain Solutions has entered into an agreement to lease 70,000 square feet at a warehouse facility in Carol Stream, Ill., to serve the Chicago area and beyond.
21 Aug 2013
Old Dominion Freight Line has opened a 100-door facility southwest of Chicago.
17 Jun 2013
Crowley Maritime’s logistics group has launched a new, weekly less-than-containerload service from Chicago to Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Central America.
06 Jun 2013
Qatar Airways will launch a new freighter service between Milan and Chicago in July, doubling the Middle Eastern carrier’s cargo capacity out of the U.S.
05 Jun 2013
Union Pacific Railroad has started work on a $20 million project that will improve the rail line between Chester and near Scott City, Mo.
31 May 2013
Lineage Logistics, the world’s second-largest cold storage company, has added another space to its portfolio, acquiring the real estate and assets of a facility in University Park, Ill. Financial terms of the transaction weren not disclosed.
Haynes Furniture expands into Chicago area.
23 May 2013
Haynes Furniture has signed a new long-term lease with American Realty Advisors, which was acting on behalf of its clients, for 215,400 square feet of industrial space in Addison, Ill.