CEVA Logistics and IKEA have celebrated the opening of a new Customer Distribution Center (CDC) at Staten Island on the US east coast. Under a five-year deal to provide warehouse management and fulfilment services, CEVA will manage the 975,000 sq ft (906,000 sq m) site. Built on a previously vacant 200 acre piece on land … Continue reading CEVA Logistics expands global partnership with IKEA as it opens New York Distribution Centre
Texas-based Emergent Cold has announced the acquisition of the Montague Cold Storage facilities in Melbourne. According to Emergent Gold, this acquisition complements its broader strategy of acquiring and developing a global network of cold chain businesses. Montagues was founded in 1948, by William (Bill) Montague OAM by purchasing a carting operation that turned the Montague … Continue reading Emergent Cold acquires Melbourne-based Montague Cold Storage
Oregon-based firm Agility Robots has launched a bipedal robot it hopes will revolutionise the logistics of delivery. The team behind ‘Cassie’ the robot, led by Agility Robots’ founder and CEO Damion Shelton, originally met at Oregon State University’s College of Engineering. They secured a 16-month, US$1 million ($1.3 million) grant from the US Department of Defense … Continue reading US robotics firm announces walking, running delivery robot
Startup Convoy, which matches trucking companies with shippers via an app, is often compared with ride-sharing app Uber. Now that Uber’s former chief of software engineering, Tim Prout, has been brought into Convoy’s team, the similarities in the inner workings of their systems are bound to become even more alike. Convoy co-founder and CTO Grant … Continue reading ‘Uber of Trucking’ Convoy hires former Uber engineering chief
Amazon announced on Tuesday that it intends to build a centralised air hub in Kentucky to support its growing fleet of Prime Air cargo planes. “As we considered places for the long-term home for our air hub operations, Hebron quickly rose to the top of the list with a large, skilled workforce, centralised location with great connectivity … Continue reading Amazon to build $1.97 bn air cargo hub
In one of his first actions as US President, Donald Trump has officially stepped back from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal with Australia, New Zealand, Japan and eight other Pacific nations. Trump signed an executive order on Monday to withdraw the United States from the TPP, according to the Australian Associated Press (AAP). … Continue reading Trump withdraws from Trans-Pacific trade deal
The Australian government is not backing away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement despite US president Donald Trump making killing the agreement a first priority, according to 9News. This statement follows a report stating that President Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, said that President Trump would stick to his planned list of executive orders … Continue reading Australia remains unconvinced on TPP’s imminent demise
The US’ trucking and rail industries are reportedly putting aside their differences to present a united front as they push Donald Trump’s incoming administration for limits on transportation regulators’ ability to set new rules. “Leaders of the industry trade groups say they are trying to unite transport representatives in Washington, including airline, automobile and shipping groups, … Continue reading US truck, rail industries rally to lobby congress
Workers within the American transportation and shipment industries have expressed uncertainty over the state of the market, and national economic conditions.
US company Local Motors expects its 3D printed car, unveiled last month, to soon receive approval to drive on roads.
Veyance Belting has just finished upgrading its Bayswater, Victoria facility after 18 months and a cost of about $32 million.