Business, Logistics

Dragon Capital Invests in New Shipping Platform

Dragon Capital Investments Ltd. has agreed to buy a minority stake in ShipNEXT, a web-based shipping platform developed by Varamar Group in Odessa, Ukraine.

Transport Topics
October 16, 2017
Government, Logistics

NAFTA Talks Left Reeling After Aggressive US Proposals Land

Photo by Glenn Fawcett, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

After laying out the Trump administration’s most aggressive NAFTA demands to date, chief U.S. negotiator John Melle was asked on Oct. 15 how things are progressing. “Fabulous,” he said, smiling and shrugging before entering a negotiating room once more.

Josh Wingrove and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
October 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Nvidia's Powerful New Computer to Power DHL Autonomous Delivery Vehicles


Nvidia Corp. said Oct. 10 it’s helping Deutsche Post AG and its subsidiary DHL automate their fleet of electric delivery vehicles with a powerful new computer.

Ian King | Bloomberg News
October 13, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Magnum Trucking Breaks Ground on Minnesota Terminal

Magnum Trucking

With mounds of dirt and heavy machinery in the background, civic leaders gathered Oct .12 to welcome regional shipping giant Magnum Trucking to Bemidji, Minn.

Jordan Shearer | The Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer
October 13, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

E-Commerce Hubs and New Expansion Projects Coming to Savannah Port

Georgia Ports Authority

Georgia’s ports enjoyed a record-breaking year for cargo in the past fiscal year, and that growth is a driver for private investment expected to bring hundreds of new logistics jobs to the Savannah region.

J. Scott Trubey | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 13, 2017
Government, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Report: Key Changes Needed to Prevent Fiery Rail Crashes

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

A prestigious scientific organization on Oct. 11 called for more frequent and better inspections of freight railroad tracks to prevent potentially catastrophic oil and ethanol train crashes.

Joan Lowy | Associated Press
October 12, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Cargo Volumes Surge at Southern California Ports; Virginia Sees 8.2% Gain

Port of Long Beach Port of Long Beach via YouTube

Container traffic continues to flourish in the peak shipping season, easily outpacing last year’s totals in September.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 12, 2017
Government, Logistics, TCA

Story of Louisiana Road, Bridge Problems: Millions in Budget but Billions in Backlog

grandriver/Getty Images

While Louisiana road and bridge needs poured in to a key legislative committee Oct. 12, prospects for any sweeping changes are bleak.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
October 12, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

Belgian Postal Operator Enters E-Commerce Race With $820 Million Purchase of Radial

Koen Van Gerven Van Gerven by TriangleMS via YouTube

In one of the largest transactions ever for a U.S.-based logistics firm, Radial Inc. has been acquired by Belgian postal and parcel carrier bpost for $820 million.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
October 12, 2017
Government, Logistics

US Offers Proposal That Could Kill NAFTA in Five Years

Jerry Huddleston/Flickr

U.S. negotiators on Oct. 12 presented a proposal for a so-called “sunset clause” that would see the North American Free Trade Agreement expire after five years unless the parties can agree to extend it, according to two people familiar with the talks.

Eric Martin Josh Wingrove and Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
October 12, 2017