Logistics Market Snapshot March 2013

Logistics Market Snapshot MARCH2013 Some selected encouraging statistics this month: U.S.wineries set a record for imports last year with $1.43 billion in revenues, up 2.6% year-over-year. The volume of wine shipments reached 424.6 million liters or 47.2 million cases.  (Source: Wine Institute) The American craft beer industry set a new record for exports in 2012…. Read more »

Our Chicago client (Midwest Warehouse) Expansion on Diehl Road in Naperville, IL

Midwest Warehouse is pleased to announce that construction is underway for the expansion of its 2885 Diehl Road, Naperville, ILfacility, following the ground breaking July 2, 2012. Members of the Executive Management team were onsite to commemorate the event. Dave Borkowski, Operations Manager with Midwest Warehouse, says the 177,357 sq. ft. expansion to its facility… Read more »

Hour of Reckoning for Truck Driver Hours of Service

Trucking and shipping interests and consumer advocates alike urged the U.S. Court of Appeals to overturn the latest truck driver hours of service rule Friday, repeatedly calling the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and its latest truck driver work rules “irrational,” a charge the FMCSA tried to refute. Truck Driver Work Rules The new truck driver work… Read more »

Here are some noteworthy news from UTi Integrated Logistics:

Air News: The European branch of airport trade body Airports Council International (ACI) reports 1.9% growth in freight traffic in January – the first positive figure for European airports in the cargo sector in nearly two years. It is no secret that the air cargo industry faces many challenges – especially financial, warns Tony Tyler,… Read more »

Henningsen Receives Northwest Food Processors Association “Premier Employer Award”

Henningsen Cold Storage was recognized as a winner of the 2013 Premier Employer Award at the Northwest Food Processors Association’s (NWFPA) Annual Expo and Conference held Jan 14-16, 2013 at theOregonConvention Center. Tony Lucarelli, E.V.P., Bill Daniel, HR Manager, and Colin Longmuir, Warehouse Manager were present to accept the award at a sold-out audience at… Read more »

From a few trucks, Verst Logistics now is 1,200 strong

Verst Group Logistics started in 1966 with a few trucks and a small warehouse operation. Today the Walton-based company operates 4.2 million sq. ft. of space in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Indiana providing warehousing, transportation and packaging services for industrial and consumer product companies. For Paul Verst, CEO of the 1,200-employee company, the growth is… Read more »

ILA, USMX agree to 6-Year Contract

Representatives from the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and U.S.  Maritime Alliance (USMX) has approved a tentative six year master contract. Members will now vote to ratify the deal. “I am extremely pleased to announce that today the parties have approved their tentative agreement for a successor Master Agreement.  In doing so, the parties have successfully… Read more »