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  • Tracking the speed, dwell and cars of Class I railroads

    This dashboard shows the average speed, dwell time and cars online for all of the Class I railroads operating in the United States.

    Updated Jan. 27, 2023
  • Walmart teams up with autonomous vehicle car company Cruise to deliver groceries
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    Amazon robotics and AI leader departs for AV company

    Siddhartha Srinivasa will join AV company and GM subsidiary Cruise as it prepares for production of its Origin vehicle, which has delivery capabilities.

  • The MSC Vigo container ship is docked at the Garden City Port Terminal on November 12, 2021 in Garden City, Georgia.
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    Maersk, MSC to end 2M alliance

    The split between the world’s two largest ocean shipping lines opens the door for shifts in other capacity-sharing alliances.

  • A set of packaged burritos from Amy's Kitchen.
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    Amy’s Kitchen hires a chief supply chain officer to boost resilience

    Oksana Woloszczuk joins the food manufacturer in the newly created role, along with a few other supply chain executives.

  • Empty shelves of baby formula
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    DOJ investigating Abbott infant formula plant

    After closing and reopening a Michigan facility at the center of a national shortage, the healthcare giant is now facing a criminal probe. 

  • A family lounges on a bed with sage-green covers.
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    Serta Simmons files for Chapter 11

    The bedding manufacturer said it was still “operating as normal” and is working with vendor partners to fulfill orders from its facilities.

  • Cargo is being loaded into the belly of a passenger aircraft, with other airplanes in the background
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    2023 outlook

    Shippers regain buying power as air cargo fundamentals shift

    Softening rates and new market capacity are pushing many to rethink their air freight strategies.

  • A BNSF Railroad locomotive sits on the tracks November 3, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas.
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    BNSF ups network investments with focus on better service

    The railroad will invest nearly $4 billion to maintain infrastructure and advance plans to boost intermodal segments.

  • Tractor Supply opens its largest distribution center

    The Ohio center is the first of three planned as part of the retailer's effort to enhance supply chain efficiency.

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    Industry study tracks China tariffs’ added costs to importers and consumers

    The duties created $3 billion a year in direct expenses on apparel, footwear, furniture and travel goods from the country, according to research from trade groups.

  • The curved banner of a Walmart store, the brand name in white letters and the characteristic yellow sunburst logo to the right, against a blue sky.
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    Walmart launches dedicated e-commerce site for businesses

    Purchases made through Walmart Business will be available for in-store or curbside pickup, delivery or shipping.

  • JB Hunt forecasts intermodal rebound in 2023

    Intermodal President Darren Field told investors that “appropriately cautious” shippers want the carrier and its rail partner BNSF to prove they can achieve their service and velocity goals.

  • Exterior sign for a GameStop store.
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    GameStop lays off employees, plans to close Kentucky distribution center

    The retailer’s 630,000-square-foot Shepherdsville location is now listed as available for lease starting July 1. 

  • A Dr. Martens storefront on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in California.
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    Bottleneck at LA distribution center eats away at Dr. Martens earnings

    The footwear retailer found itself overwhelmed with inventory after orders arrived earlier than anticipated.

  • Campbell Soup
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    Campbell Soup to consolidate snacking operations

    The Goldfish and Pop Secret maker expects $10 million in annual cost savings from unifying its snack manufacturing at its New Jersey headquarters.

  • CHS Inc. and Cargill, two of the nation’s leading agribusinesses, announce intent to expand the scope of their joint venture, TEMCO LLC, by adding the Cargill-owned export grain terminal in Houston, T
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    Cargill, CHS add Houston terminal in expansion of export joint venture

    The new facility will give more agricultural shippers access to Mexico as trade with the country grows.

  • Storefront of a Party City.
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    How Party City suppliers ‘reached their limits’ as it slipped toward bankruptcy

    Tightened terms with suppliers after it fell behind on payments helped tip the retailer into Chapter 11. Now it needs its vendor base more than ever.

  • Boxes on a train zoom past a railroad crossroad
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    Increased use of embargoes ‘a major concern’ for rail regulators

    The Surface Transportation Board will closely monitor carriers’ use of traffic limits as Union Pacific faces backlash over traffic limits in the upper Midwest.

  • Workers pack and ship customer orders at the 750,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center on August 1, 2017 in Romeoville, Illinois.
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    Amazon’s new capacity management system lets sellers bid for more storage space

    The reservation feature gives businesses more control over their Fulfillment by Amazon capacity "while limiting unproductive use," an executive said.

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    Deep Dive // 2023 outlook

    Here’s how CPGs are bracing for more volatility in 2023

    Supply chain disruptions are prompting companies to revamp operations to weather a period of prolonged uncertainty.

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    Tracker // 2023 outlook

    Supply chain conferences to watch in 2023

    Many of this year’s top events are putting efficiency and sustainability at the forefront.

    Updated Jan. 20, 2023
  • Employees prepare orders at Amazon's San Bernardino Fulfillment Center on October 29, 2013 in San Bernardino, California.
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    Amazon cited by OSHA for failing to keep warehouse workers safe

    The company, which faces $60,269 in fines, said it strongly disagrees with the agency’s allegations and intends to appeal.

  • Storefront of a Party City.
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    Party City gets green light to start paying ‘critical’ suppliers in bankruptcy

    The party goods retailer expects to pay $74 million to its most important vendors over the course of the Chapter 11 process.

  • A Ryder truck.
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    Ryder to cut 800 jobs in Texas as client shifts work to other logistics providers

    The layoffs involve a site for Applied Materials, which has pursued broad supply chain changes to meet customer demand.

  • A drone delivering a package.
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    Why drone delivery hasn’t taken flight in the US

    The Federal Aviation Administration will propose new regulations this year, including changes to visual line of sight requirements to support greater drone use, a federal official said.