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26 Jul 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association met for three days this past week without concluding negotiations; at the weekend, the parties announced a week-long recess in the talks. German carrier Hamburg Süd announced plans to acquire the container operations of Chile’s CCNI, in a move resembling the deal between larger competitor Hapag-Lloyd and Chile’s CSAV, and Crowley is reported to be in talks to acquire Horizon Lines’ Puerto Rico assets. Earnings reports by U.S. truckload carriers are pointing to a stronger freight recovery in the United States, though rail service continues to be held back. And on Friday, Anne S. Ferro announced her departure from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration after five years leading the agency.
22 Jul 2014
Roadrunner Transportation drove deeper into the non-asset logistics business this week by acquiring Integrated Services, a $21 million Midwestern regional logistics provider.
18 Jul 2014
Manufacturing growth in Canada’s central province of Ontario is boosting freight traffic with the U.S. and increasing demand for faster cross-border trucking service.
15 Jul 2014
Logistical changes that focus on making high-density lanes for core trucking customers could be at the center of the trucking industry’s attempts to quell imbalance and driver shortages.
Yusen Logistics’ new temperature- and humidity-controlled system at its warehouse in China’s Suzhou Industrial Park.
14 Jul 2014
Yusen Logistics has expanded its cross-border trucking services for Indochina with the launch of a temperature-controlled less-than-truckload service for food products moving between Vietnam and Cambodia.
14 Jul 2014
A stronger U.S. industrial economy and surging imports are helping trucking companies hire more workers, despite continued reports of a driver shortage.
14 Jul 2014
William R. Davidson, a veteran Teamsters labor relations official with decades of hands-on less-than-truckload experience, will join the YRC Worldwide board of directors.
09 Jul 2014
Manitoulin Transport has gained full ground coverage of Manitoba through its purchase of Jomac Transport, it said, the second major acquisition in seven months for one of North America’s largest less-than-truckload carriers.
07 Jul 2014
One of North America’s largest trucking operators grew a little more last week, as TransForce officially finalized the acquisition of Transport America, Inc.
03 Jul 2014
Roadrunner Transportation Systems has appointed a president for each of its three business segments, completing the reshuffling of its executive team.