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    High-calcium lime supplier MLC hires VP of supply chain

    Cheryl Stuckmeyer’s appointment comes as the company expands its supply chain capabilities through additional trucking routes as well as rail and transloading growth.

    By June 25, 2024
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    Port of Nevada opens inland intermodal yard

    The site provides service to the Port of Oakland on Union Pacific’s network and is expected to improve inland shipping.

    By June 24, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Supply Chain Dive

    Here’s how companies are navigating rising costs, prolonged supply shortages and dangerous geopolitical tensions across global supply chain networks.

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    FedEx plans 4 facility closures, layoffs in North and South Carolina

    The Ship Center shutdowns coming in September will impact 310 employees, according to WARN notices.

    By June 24, 2024
  • RXO staff work at computers in a modern office with a TV screen showing the company's logo and green lights illuminating desk dividers.
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    RXO to acquire UPS’ Coyote Logistics

    The parcel giant expects to complete the $1.025 billion deal by the end of the year.

    By June 24, 2024
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    Ikea taps HMM service to cut ocean transport emissions

    The agreement is expected to reduce about 11,500 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions from March 2024 to February 2025.

    By June 21, 2024
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    Stitch Fix among rush of retailers adding delivery providers

    Several shippers are diversifying their carrier mixes this year in a bid to reduce transportation costs.

    By June 20, 2024
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    Parcel delivery startup Delivered buys Point Pickup’s assets

    The $100,000 purchase will help build new services for shippers and carriers, Delivered CEO Andrew Hurst said.

    By June 20, 2024
  • USPS test packages are featured in a machine setup in a La Vergne, Tennessee, facility.
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    USPS says consolidator changes won’t hurt service. Stakeholders aren’t sold.

    There could be "devastating" impacts to delivery reliability if the Postal Service isn't prepared, the Association for Postal Commerce said.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Canadian border agents to decide on new labor deal by July 4

    Starting June 20, union members will vote on a tentative four-year agreement that forestalled a potential strike.

    By June 14, 2024
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    Insource or outsource fulfillment? Companies weigh cost vs. control

    Business size, growth trajectory, distribution costs and customer service needs are among the top factors to consider, experts say.

    By June 14, 2024
  • Gray clouds over a Kohl's store, with an entrance to Sephora.
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    Kohl’s introduces Return Drop service to stores nationwide

    In addition to its Amazon partnership, the department store will now accept returns from brands like Carhartt, Hanes and Levi’s.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 14, 2024
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    ILA ‘more likely’ to strike in October as tensions rise

    The union representing East and Gulf Coast port workers made the threat Wednesday, while noting wage and automation concerns are behind contract disagreements.

    By June 13, 2024
  • In an aerial view, the Juno Horizon, a Japanese bulk vessel, sails though the cleared Fort McHenry Channel in the Patapsco River on June 11 in Baltimore, Maryland. The federal shipping channel has fully reopened more than two months after the cargo ship Dali hit the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing it to collapse and cutting off vessel access to the port.
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    Deep Dive // Baltimore bridge collapse

    The Port of Baltimore is reopened from the bridge collapse. How much cargo will return?

    With wreckage from the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse removed, leaders are bullish on the port’s ability to retain customers.

    By June 13, 2024
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    How big retailers are battling the last-mile delivery squeeze

    Walmart, Target and Kroger executives pointed to price and technology improvements that they are using to offset cost pressures.

    By Suman Bhattacharyya • June 13, 2024
  • Workers unload flowers from a plane before being sent for inspection by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialists for foreign pests or diseases in the Avianca Cargo Warehouse at Miami International Airport on February 08, 2022 in Miami, Florida.
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    De minimis crackdown: What shippers should know

    The U.S. government is ramping up enforcement on low-cost goods entering the country, suspending brokers like Seko Logistics from a key import program.

    By June 13, 2024
  • Pallets of baby formula are unloaded from a FedEx cargo plane upon arrival at Dulles International Airport on May 25, 2022, from Ramstein Air Base in Germany.
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    FedEx layoffs: Cost cuts target up to 2,000 Europe jobs

    The company aims to slash back-office and commercial roles and consolidate certain activities in the region.

    By June 12, 2024
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    Nippon Express launches Japan-Ohio air freight service

    The overnight delivery route aims to service growing automotive demand in the Midwest.

    By June 12, 2024
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    CPKC’s next distribution center to aid automotive growth

    The railroad expects the 30-acre facility will help it move finished vehicles more efficiently.

    By June 12, 2024
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    May air cargo volumes rise amid global disruption

    Market uncertainty looms ahead of a U.S. crackdown on e-commerce goods from China.

    By June 11, 2024
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    East and Gulf Coast port labor talks stall over automation concerns

    The International Longshoremen's Association canceled a planned meeting with the United States Maritime Alliance, citing a local dispute on automated truck gates.

    By June 11, 2024
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    Border agents reach tentative deal with Canadian government

    The union had threatened to strike on Friday if negotiations continued to stall.

    By June 11, 2024
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    Canadian border agents set Friday strike deadline

    The union has renewed its threats to take job action if no deal is reached this week.

    By June 10, 2024
  • GlobalFoundries employees stand in a clean room inside a fabrication plant.
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    Chip suppliers feel the crunch as automakers reassess EV plans

    Slowing electric vehicle sales in recent months have dampened semiconductor orders and left inventory backlogs growing.

    By June 10, 2024
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    3PL to open Texas transportation center in Q3

    The site will coordinate drayage, intermodal and final-mile services for ITS Logistics’ Fort Worth distribution hub.

    By June 10, 2024
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    UPS’ Roadie plans expansion for big and bulky delivery service

    RoadieXD, which leverages cross-dock facilities for fast shipping from distribution centers, is slated to reach Los Angeles and Chicago this year.

    By June 10, 2024