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Recycling of Plastic Tops, Caps and Lids Jumps 27 Percent in U.S.

Recycling of Plastic Tops, Caps and Lids Jumps 27 Percent in U.S.

Insider lingo calls them post-consumer non-bottle rigid plastics. A bit of a mouthful. Average folks call them tubs and caps and lids and cups and the like. »


Global Airfreight Market Up Slightly in December - Not Bad Considering Worldwide Economy

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for December 2015, showing a slight (0.8 percent) year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic (in freight tonne kilometers flown). This 0.8-percent overall gain was the result of a 0.7-percent decrease in... »


Amazon, the Big E-tailer, to Open 400 Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores?

Amazon, the Big E-tailer, to Open 400 Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores?

Amazon is diving into brick and mortar in a big way, with plans to open up to 400 physical store fronts, according to reports. »


Intermodal Industry Reports 'Solid' Growth in 2015

Despite network congestion and macro-economic headwinds, intermodal achieved solid growth in 2015, according to the Intermodal Association of North America's fourth quarter and year-end Intermodal Market Trends and Statistics report. Domestic container gains more than offset declines in trailer... »


Half of U.S. Companies Have Big-Data Projects in Place, But Most Haven't Met Goals, Study Says

The good news it that about half of U.S. companies say they now have some form of big data initiative in place, according to a recent study. The bad news: Few have managed to reach their data-related goals. »


U.S. Manufacturing Sector Seems to Be Contracting

Demand for long-lasting manufactured products made in the U.S. fell 5.1 percent in December from a month earlier, and declined 3.5 percent for all of 2015, the Commerce Department said. The annual decline in durable-goods orders is the largest outside a recession on records back to 1992. »


Continued Battering Seen for LNG Shipping Industry Profitability

Continued Battering Seen for LNG Shipping Industry Profitability

LNG shipping earnings will remain under pressure in 2016 as accelerating fleet growth and changing trade patterns will weaken supply-demand conditions, according to the latest edition of the LNG Forecaster report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry. »


Despite Break-up With Amazon, UPS Reports Very Strong Fourth Quarter in 2015

If you have been following the news from the express and e-commerce industries lately, you could be forgiven for thinking that the big U.S. integrators are in serious trouble, trembling at the thought of Amazon not only pulling its business from UPS and FedEx, but also competing for their remaining... »


Feds Enlarge Investigation of Chipotle's Tainted Food Crisis

Chipotle Mexican Grill revealed on Tuesday that federal prosecutors had expanded their inquiry into the company's multi-state outbreaks of food-borne illnesses, further threatening sales that declined steeply by the end of last year. »


Accenture Launches Digital Portal for Product Developers

Accenture has launched a digital portal to support efforts by product developers and engineers to speed up delivery of products to market, while improving efficiencies. »


HighJump Integrates Dispatch Software With Rand McNally Logging Devices

HighJump Integrates Dispatch Software With Rand McNally Logging Devices

HighJump has integrated its Prophesy Dispatch Software with Rand McNally's electronic logging devices. »


Robot to 'Walk' Aisles and Read RFID Tags

Robot to 'Walk' Aisles and Read RFID Tags

PAL Robotics plans to launch its first large-scale pilot of its motorized RFID-reading robot in Europe during the second half of this year. The newest version of the Spanish company's StockBot will be tested for its ability to read the RFID tags attached to products, while software will identify... »


How Sustainable Is Amazon?

Amazon, which has never published a sustainability report, has recently hired sustainability executives that may change the online retail giant's strategy - and reputation - according to the Guardian. »


Announcing the 10th Global Conference: Oil & Gas Supply Chain Compliance 2016

Everyone knows the pressure oil and gas is under at the moment, but there is no excuse in shirking compliance responsibilities across the business. For years we’ve talked about understanding FCPA regulation and getting the ‘tone from the top’. The 6th Annual Oil & Gas Supply Chain Compliance... »


Many Suppliers to Top Companies Acknowledge Risk of Climate Shock, But Fail to Prepare for It

Many Suppliers to Top Companies Acknowledge Risk of Climate Shock, But Fail to Prepare for It

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Coca-Cola Co. and 73 other companies that together buy more than $2tr of goods and services are unprepared for climate shocks because suppliers are ignoring requests for data on their exposure to rising temperatures and climate regulation. »


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