The Port of Charleston wants to diversify its cargo business into e-commerce, netting big-box retailer Walmart as the first major omnichannel retailer to occupy a port authority-owned warehousing complex less than an hour from Charleston.
19 Jun 2019
Despite a downturn in volume, freight shippers say intermodal remains a critical component of their supply chains even as technology is poised to lower truck costs.
21 May 2019
Retail giants Walmart and Amazon have entered into conversations directly with Class I railroads to enter in service agreements, bucking the historical structure in which shippers are required to use intermediaries to procure space.
02 Oct 2017
Since mid-2016, when PortFresh Logistics opened a 100,000-square-foot cold-treatment facility, chilled imports through the port have surged nearly 300 percent.
24 Feb 2017
US retailers are seeking the right balance between in-store and online inventories.
18 Aug 2016
Retailers such as Wal-Mart want to reduce inventory while offering more products.
19 Jul 2016
New online sales events such as Amazon's Prime Day increase demand for last-mile capacity.
01 Apr 2014
The Swiss manufacturer of key distribution system components is expanding its own distribution and manufacturing footprint in the U.S. as e-commerce demand fuels distribution center construction.
08 Jul 2013
APL Logistics has launched an online sales channel for Wal-Mart in Mexico.
16 May 2013
The North American Bangladesh Worker Safety Working Group, a collaboration of five U.S. and Canadian apparel and retail associations, has outlined a set of proposals to further its commitment to improving worker safety in Bangladesh...
16 Jan 2013
The Alliance for American Manufacturing has applauded Walmart’s announcement that Walmart and Sam’s Club plan to buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made products over the next 10 years.
08 Nov 2012
Walmart Canada is rolling out the prototype of an innovative new tractor-trailer in Ontario this week that has the capacity to deliver up to 40 percent more freight to its network of stores throughout the province.
10 Jan 2012
The world’s largest retailer, $419 billion Wal-Mart Stores, is also one of its largest shippers, managing a transportation network supplying roughly 4,500 Walmart and Sam's Club stores in the U.
15 Nov 2011
Retail sales rose 0.5 percent in October after a 1.1 percent gain in September, the Commerce Department said in a report that indicated the economy was growing as consumers approached the holiday seas
12 Oct 2011
Several large shippers say they are now providing rolling forecasts of their demand outlook to improve coordination with ocean carriers following supply and demand disconnects in recent years.
05 Oct 2011
Wal-Mart said it has learned to treat each supplier uniquely and when to let vendors run their own transportation since taking control of inbound logistics from its suppliers 18 months ago.
13 Sep 2011
Swift Transportation recently won a dedicated carriage contract from Wal-Mart Stores that will generate between $60 million and $80 million in additional revenue.
05 Sep 2011
Frialsa Frigorificos is operating two new plants in Mexico.
17 Aug 2011
Wal-Mart Stores says it reduced the impact of rising diesel fuel prices this spring by some two-thirds through transportation efficiency programs in its distribution network.
27 May 2011
Wal-Mart remained the No. 1 importer of containerized ocean cargo in the latest annual ranking of The Journal of Commerce Top 100 U.S.