Total Quality Logistics, a nationwide freight brokerage, is opening offices in Missouri and Arizona.
Freightos, an online freight marketplace, has acquired WebCargoNet, an air-cargo rate-management provider.
IMAGINiT Technologies, the design simulation and visualization services division of Rand Worldwide, has entered into a partnership with the Canadian Centre for Product Validation (CCPV).
Grimaldi Group has signed an agreement with the Venice Port Authority and Lübeck Port Authority for creation of an intermodal connection via the ports of Venice and Lübeck, to connect points in Sweden, Finland and Russia with southern Italy and Greece.
Crowley Maritime Corp. has launched a weekly, fixed-day container-shipping service between Jacksonville, Fla. and Costa Rica.
TrainOSE, Greece's rail service provider, is employing a radio frequency identification-based solution to track freight cars. While the company is still reviewing the results since the system was taken live last year, it has already determined that the technology is reducing rental costs for cars...
Currently, containers, ships and other intermodal transport assets such as chassis and gensets are mainly what we call "dark, dumb and disconnected." What this means is that we really don't know much about them. They are not self-aware, we can't see them, and they can't tell us about their actions...
Iran, Russia and India have revived long-stalled discussions on a multimodal North-South Transportation Corridor linking Mumbai to the port of Bandar Abbas to Moscow. The 4,000-mile route would bypass the Suez Canal, cutting weeks off of the sea route from the Arabian Sea to the Baltic.
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has paid tribute to Helen Delich Bentley, who died on Aug. 6 at the age of 92. Bentley was a former chair of the Federal Maritime Commission, a U.S. congresswoman from Maryland, a journalist and lobbyist.
Blount International, a maker of farm, forestry and gardening equipment, needed to get a handle on its global logistics spend. A performance-management tool from Trax Technologies cut costs and helped the company to take a long-range, strategic view of operations.
Florida East Coast Railway has partnered with Logistical Labs, a provider of cloud-based supply-chain software, to expand access to EZ Buy, its online portal for intermodal rates.
REZ-1, Inc., a provider of asset management, equipment reservation, billing and reload services to the domestic intermodal industry, has acquired International Asset Systems (IAS), a vendor of cloud-based software for global logistics and transportation management.
Third-party logistics services provider Damco has expanded its Hub-in-Transit program with the addition of hubs in the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and Morocco.
Davies Turner, a U.K.-based freight forwarder, is upgrading its two-way overland trailer services between the U.K. and Poland, through the inclusion of Bristol and Manchester hubs in its direct service network.
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board has proposed a rule allowing shippers to switch cargo among large railroads if there's reasonable access to competing tracks.