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Intermodal Rail Investment Prepares Port for Higher Cargo Volumes

Challenge: Next generation ships carry more cargo than ever before. How can a port increase throughput in an environmentally sustainable manner while ensuring speed to market at destinations around the country? »


Trains in Vain: Epic CSX Traffic Jam Snarls Deliveries, From Coal to Fries

Trains in Vain: Epic CSX Traffic Jam Snarls Deliveries, From Coal to Fries

The freight-train ride from Chicago to Colesburg, Tenn., usually takes a few days. Earlier this month, though, the ride was 18 days, 13 hours and 57 minutes, logs show. »


China Says It Built a Railway in Africa Out of Altruism, But It's More Strategic Than That

China Says It Built a Railway in Africa Out of Altruism, But It's More Strategic Than That

Africa's past is the mildewed train station in central Addis Ababa, where locomotives sit gutted and rusted tracks vanish in the grass. The line was once the greatest in Africa; built by France in the 1910s, it ran more than 450 miles northeast to neighboring Djibouti, where the desert meets the... »


Hyperloop One Sets New Speed Record

Hyperloop One Sets New Speed Record

Hyperloop One completed the second phase of testing its ultrafast transportation system - propelling an aerodynamic pod down a low-pressure tube at record speed and distance, the company announced last week. »


CSX Warns of 'Bumps in the Road' As It Tightens Rail Schedules

CSX Corp. is telling some shippers to brace for growing pains, including additional days of transit times, as the railway implements Chief Executive Hunter Harrison's plan to tighten schedules. »


Hyperloop Startup Moves Closer to Near-Supersonic Rail

Startup Hyperloop One announced last week the first successful full-systems test of its near-supersonic rail transit system. »


Study: 'Buy America' Imposes Costly Burdens on Metro and Other Transit Agencies

Transit agencies across the country are shouldering higher infrastructure costs that strain budgets and make the systems more expensive overall than their overseas counterparts - and "Buy America" is a likely driver of those expenses, a right-leaning think tank says. »


Here Are the Top 10 States for Logistics

The 2017 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card, compiled by Conexus Indiana for the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research, recently doled out rankings on how states have done in the areas of manufacturing and logistics. »


Low-Cost Digital Container Seal Developed for European Research Project

A new low-cost, digital seal has been developed for the CORE (Consistently Optimised REsilient Secure Global Supply-Chains) European Research Project by Dutch software company Itude Mobile. »


Continuous Move Planning Applications for Logistics Efficiency

Continuous Move Planning Applications for Logistics Efficiency

Continuous move planning plays a significant role in the success of any company's truckload operations and has a direct impact on its bottom line. But understanding of applications of this concept and use of tools that can facilitate its implementation have been limited. This whitepaper draws on... »


Cargo Theft Continues to Plague Freight Shippers, Study Says

Cargo Theft Continues to Plague Freight Shippers, Study Says

Cargo theft in the Americas and terrorist activity in Europe were the main risk factors facing global supply chains in 2016, according to a major annual study. »


Traffic Jam at the Nation's Crossroads

Traffic Jam at the Nation's Crossroads

The city's most famous poet, Carl Sandburg, called Chicago the "nation's freight handler." That title stands true today. »


FourKites Links Up With SMC3 for Transportation Visibility Software

FourKites, a provider of real-time supply chain visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital platforms, has announced several new integrated enhancements for visibility and orchestration within JDA Transportation Management from JDA Software Group Inc. »


Port of Dover Sounds the Alarm on Post-Brexit Customs

Now that the U.K. has formally handed in its request to leave the EU, the Port of Dover is concerned that the imposition of customs checks could have a disastrous effect on its business. »


Assets in Motion: Internet of Things Delivers Real-Time Views

Assets in Motion: Internet of Things Delivers Real-Time Views

Analyst Insight: Visibility in the supply chain has long been a challenge that supply-chain managers have struggled with, especially when it relates to assets in motion. Fortunately, we now live in a world of constant connectivity, and with that the emergence of applications that enable true... »


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