Northeast Logistics

Northeast Logistics

From Philadelphia to Maine, the Northeast United States boasts multiple ports, enviable highway infrastructure and a large consumption market that is distribution friendly. As consumer demands on retailers increase and evolve, the profile of warehousing and distribution centers in shipper strategies is being raised, nowhere more so than in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions.

Special Coverage: Northeast Logistics

06 Jan 2016
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters union filed unfair labor practices charges against a Massachusetts-based trucking company that shut down Dec. 21, laying off 75 employees, including 40 truck drivers.
05 Jan 2016
Land Air Express of New England missed a 60-day deadline to respond to a proposed 'unsatisfactory' safety rating, leading to the Dec. 29 out-of-service order that shut the less-than-truckload carrier down. But the company has a chance to get back on the road, if regulators find it is making a "good faith" effort to improve safety fitness.
04 Jan 2016
The U.S. government closed one of the largest trucking companies in the Northeast, Land Air Express of New England, last week, but has not released details to the public on why the carrier was shut down.
07 Dec 2015
The Massachusetts Port Authority has received a $333,185 federal grant to retrofit five rubber-tire gantry cranes at the Port of Boston with new diesel engines that will reduce air pollution.
04 Oct 2015
A small port in Maine is enjoying a renaissance thanks to lobsters, L.L. Bean and Eimskip, the Icelandic container line that specializes in the refrigerated trade.
01 Sep 2015
Truckers serving Conley Container Terminal at the port of Boston can use a newly-launched app to find out when containers are ready to be picked up, another sign of how technology is being tapped to improve port productivity

Commentary

Looking at inland point intermodal data for 2016, the biggest gains were seen in the corridor linking the Northeast with the Midwest.