Menzies Distribution acquires Gnewt Cargo

LBR Staff Writer Published 01 September 2017 Logistics firm Menzies Distribution has purchased Gnewt Cargo, a company which uses electric vans to make deliveries in London, UK. Established in 2008, Gnewt Cargo offers retailers, e-tailers and parcel carriers such as Hermes and TNT with final-mile delivery services in central London for retailers. In London, Gnewt […]

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Port Houston readies to accept boxships

Two major container terminals serving the US Gulf Coast expect to be open Friday. Port Houston, which runs the sixth largest US container port, is readying to accept ships starting tomorrow, according to a public notice. Port Houston operates two container terminals in Galveston Bay, which had been closed off to shipping since Friday due […]

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26th Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends: Transportation at Digital Speed

Today’s marketplace rewards those who dare to challenge convention. Firms like Amazon are departing from traditional business practices, using true supply chain management thinking to blur the boundary between today and tomorrow. In the meantime, we find others standing by the metaphorical shore, not daring to depart to worlds unchartered. In failing to conquer the […]

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Food Logistics: Diverse partners play key roles in domestic distribution

For a temperature-controlled supply chain to remain unbroken and uninterrupted, U.S. food shippers have long relied chiefly upon traditional transportation partners for guidance and execution. However, surging domestic demand has raised the ante, bringing the celebrated food cold chain enterprise of Amazon and Whole Foods into the picture. Virtually every food company that comprises the […]

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Infrastructure dreams in limbo as Trump, Republicans running out of time in 2017 Congress

President Donald J. Trump is still expressing confidence that short-on-specifics long-term infrastructure funding plan would gain bipartisan backing in a fractured legislative environment in the waning days of this year’s Congress. But he’s also expressed confidence in ending Obamacare, giving the middle class a tax cut, modernize immigration laws and, oh yes, building that wall […]

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TRAC expands premium chassis pools, services at largest U.S. ports

Growing demand at the country’s busiest ports including, Los Angeles/Long Beach and New York/New Jersey, is leading to more premium truck chassis availability.    New Jersey-based intermodal chassis pool manager and equipment supplier TRAC Intermodal is expanding the availability of its relatively new premium chassis service in order to meet growing demand among customers serving the country’s […]

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New training program developed to help reefer truckers meet regulatory requirements

IRTA Driver Training includes an online video and training log for haulers of temperature-controlled containers, like the one above, to meet regulatory requirements.    The International Refrigerated Transportation Association has developed a free new training program that it says will help drivers of temperature-controlled trucks meet compliance requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s […]

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IATA-FIATA joint air cargo program takes off in Canada

The IATA FIATA Air Cargo Program (IFACP), which will be rolled out globally following the Canadian pilot, will be jointly managed by forwarders and airlines.    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) have introduced a new air cargo program, dubbed the IATA FIATA Air Cargo Program […]

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Executive Moves: Florida Ports Council, APP, Truckstop.com and Gebrüder Weiss

Source: Pressmaster/Shutterstock The Florida Ports Council elects chairman, vice chairman, and secretary and treasurer; the APP names president; Truckstop.com appoints chief commercial officer and chief relationship officer; and Gebrüder Weiss reveals executive retirements.     The Florida Ports Council a non-profit corporation that serves as the professional association for Florida’s public seaports and their management, elected […]

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