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12.03.2019

Is logistics finally ready for APIs?

Speakers at the TPM 2019 Conference in Long Beach last week said they are seeing adoption of application programming interfaces (APIs) in shipping accelerate. Photo credit: […]
12.03.2019

Reorganized, loss-making Roadrunner gets funding

An infusion of cash from a rights offering helped Roadrunner Transportation Systems survive. Now it needs to complete an ongoing restructuring. Photo credit: Roadrunner Transportation Systems. […]
12.03.2019

Dallas importers losing Houston rail link

Union Pacific Railroad will eliminate the Houston-Dallas route in late April because of low volume, which will push shipments back to truckload and drayage. Photo credit: […]
12.03.2019

US mega distribution hubs weather e-commerce boom

Eight of the 17 facilities of 1 million square feet or larger that were leased in 2018 were taken for e-commerce and logistics-related activities, according to […]
12.03.2019

Automation plans expose rising ILWU tensions

US West Coast terminal operators see ILWU resistance to the deployment of automated yard equipment at APM Terminals Pier 400 in Los Angeles as an end-run […]
12.03.2019

Carriers of all stripes chase breakbulk cargo

While some traditional breakbulk cargoes have shifted to container and roll-on/roll-off ships, much of it continues to move in multipurpose/heavylift (MPV/HL) vessels. Photo credit: SAL Heavy […]
12.03.2019

Blockchain slow steaming into container shipping

“Blockchain is the highway system, but you don’t have lights and lanes. Those are the standards you need,” CargoSmart COO Lionel Louie tells TPM19. Photo credit: […]
12.03.2019

NY-NJ rail projects target fluidity

The Port of New York and New Jersey’s ExpressRail system handled 645,760 containers in 2018, a 13.8 percent increase over 2017, according to port authority data. […]
12.03.2019

Interoperability key to widespread IoT adoption

Prices for connected sensors in container shipping have come down in recent years, but widespread adoption is necessary to bring them down even further. Photo credit: […]
11.03.2019

Warehousing, courier hiring leads US transport sector

The continuing demand for truck drivers, warehouse workers, and couriers underscores the health of e-commerce and the industrial economy in the United States. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. […]