The e-commerce giant threw down $775 million in 2012 to purchase Kiva’s warehouse automation robots, ending the sale of Kiva’s products to warehouse operators and retailers that had come to rely on them.
The integrated logistics provider formed a joint venture in South Africa with Johannesburg-based Super Group, offering local and multinational customers a range of logistics and supply chain solutions.
The Mobile, Ala.-based full service intermodal drayage carrier and transportation broker opened its 13th intermodal drayage terminal at Baltimore.
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Peter Friedmann accused container lines of bungling the International Maritime Organization's new container weight verification requirement, and said some now realize they face high internal costs unless they offer a more flexible approach.
Strong language is often needed to advocate for a position, but now that progress is being made on container weight verification, people should choose their words more carefully.
In a letter to the Federal Maritime Commission, the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America urged acceptance of an agreement between carriers and six U.S. ports, but noted that shippers shouldn't bear the cost of the regulation.