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Cold Shipping in Hot Demand as the World Craves More Fresh Food

One of the shipping industry’s hottest markets is cold boxes.[more]

Hyperloop Technology Surges Forward With Cargospeed Partnership

DP World and Los Angeles-based Virgin Hyperloop One this week launched their partnership, DP World Cargospeed — a venture intended to spearhead the development of hyperloop technology in the Middle East for the transportation of cargo.[more]

Freight Railroads Get Boost from Tight Trucking Markets

Freight railroads are capitalizing on a historically tight trucking market as companies move more shipments from highways to rails.[more]

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Begins Work on Test Track in France

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, an independent company working to build the high-speed transportation system first envisioned by Elon Musk, has announced the beginning of construction on a test track in Toulouse, France. [more]

XPO Logistics Joins Push to Digital Freight Booking

Traditional freight brokers are fighting digital load-matching startups with technology of their own.[more]

GE Unit Expands Program to Speed U.S. Imports Through Supply Chains

Companies that ship and handle goods moving through supply chains have a problem: they don’t often know where their shipments are in far-flung freight networks or when they will arrive.[more]

Corporate America’s New Dilemma: Raising Prices to Cover Higher Transport Costs

Corporate America’s New Dilemma: Raising Prices to Cover Higher Transport Costs

The drive for cost cuts and higher margins at U.S. trucking and railroad operators is pinching their biggest customers, forcing the likes of General Mills Inc and Hormel Foods Corp to spend more on deliveries and consider raising their own prices as a way to pass along the costs.[more]

America’s Heartland Is Now a Battleground for Competing Hyperloops

Ohio, home to some of the fastest roller coasters in the world, may soon have a high-speed transport system that will actually take people somewhere other than back where they started. [more]

D.C. Has Given Elon Musk a Permit to Do a Little Digging for the Hyperloop

It's not much now, just a parking lot with a discarded gin bottle and an old exterminator receipt.[more]

Union Pacific CEO: Train Braking Technology Is Clogging the Railway

Union Pacific Corp. says new technology meant to prevent train accidents is causing congestion on the railway.[more]

Delivery Companies Brace for the Pre-Christmas Crush

Package-delivery companies are bracing for their busiest week of the holiday season, and one with less room for error.[more]

Trump Wants More Big Infrastructure Projects. The Obstacles Can Be Big, Too.

President Trump says he is frustrated with the slow pace of major construction projects like highways, ports and pipelines. Last summer, he pledged to use the power of the presidency to jump start building when it became bogged down in administrative delays.[more]

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.[more]

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.[more]

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.[more]

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