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The Latest Last mile News & Analysis

Software woes force Houston to delay start date of long-dwell import fee

Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Nov 30, 2022, 3:27 PM EST

The Port of Houston, citing technology problems, is postponing the start date of a new fee that would penalize shippers who don’t retrieve import containers after the allowable free time.
Last mileNorth American ports

FourKites jumps into final-mile, returns space with Narvar partnership

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Feb 17, 2022, 8:30 AM EST

FourKites has partnered with e-commerce technology specialist Narvar to link predictive freight visibility with post-purchase solutions for retailers and brands aspiring to fulfill orders online.
Last mileLogistics technology

CMA CGM acquisition expands European last-mile delivery footprint

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Jan 31, 2022, 11:26 AM EST

CMA CGM has increased its e-commerce capability in Europe with an acquisition that targets end-to-end control of goods within its network.
Last mileSupply Chain

JOC Rankings: COVID-19 drove revenue gains for air freight, final-mile providers in 2020

Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Oct 22, 2021, 4:27 PM EDT

International air freight and last-mile delivery saw the fastest revenue growth in the transportation sector last year, while industrial transportation suffered.
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Convey acquisition enhances project44’s last-mile visibility

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Sep 21, 2021, 10:03 AM EDT

project44 continues its active 2021 with the $255 million acquisition of last-mile visibility platform Convey, the Chicago-based company’s largest purchase to date.
Last mileLogistics technology

Maersk driving last-mile delivery out of growing warehousing network

Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor | Aug 13, 2021, 11:15 AM EDT

Maersk’s acquisition of Visible Supply Chain Management last week adds nine fulfillment centers to its distribution network, allowing it to reach 95 percent of the US direct-to-consumer market within 48 hours.
Last mileContainer lines

New last-mile entrant to provide capacity ahead of holiday season

Cathy Morrow Roberson, JOC Analyst | Aug 12, 2021, 2:38 PM EDT

The FRONTdoor Collective will provide franchised last-mile options to providers, logistics providers, and shippers looking to expand or build out last-mile capabilities.
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Last-mile platform Bringg lands $100 million to expand via M&A

Cathy Morrow Roberson, JOC Analyst | Jun 16, 2021, 1:56 PM EDT

Retailers and logistics providers are utilizing technology offerings from such providers as Bringg to expand and manage last-mile delivery options.
Last mileLogistics technology

E-commerce growth boosting US last-mile funding, M&A

Cathy Morrow Roberson, JOC Analyst | Jun 2, 2021, 4:54 PM EDT

Supply chain optimization firms Locus and Shippo each received $50 million in new funding, while 3PL Redwood Logistics acquired two parcel companies and merged them into a new last-mile division.
Last mileLogistics technology

Forward Air expands final-mile reach in 14 markets

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Sep 16, 2020, 1:26 PM EDT

The acquisition of CLW Delivery gives expedited trucking operator Forward Air custom final-mile delivery services and new territory, as its LTL and final-mile businesses converge.
Last mileLTL

Startup aims to bring final mile structure to Indian shippers

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Dec 16, 2019, 4:58 PM EST

A four-year-old logistics technology platform founded in India sees itself as the digital connective thread between the country’s long-haul freight market and the disorganized urban delivery sector.
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