Retailers stocking up for the spring and the summer seasons are expected to raise import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports by 12.4 percent in March, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates....More
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its January 2014 Booked Orders increased 24.5% when compared to January 2013 orders. January 2014 booked orders when compared to December 2013 booked orders were up 12.9%....More
UPS announced it will replace gasoline- and diesel-fueled package delivery trucks with 1,000 propane vehicles to serve rural areas in Louisiana and Oklahoma. The vehicles plus the infrastructure, including an initial 50 fueling stations at various UPS locations, amount to approximately $70 million....More
A pickup in global manufacturing will spur an across-the-board annual 5% gain in pallet sales through 2017, according to “World Pallets,” a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm....More
Representatives of Frito-Lay North America, ampCNG and Trillium CNG joined officials from the city of Orlando and state of Florida in cutting the ribbon to a new fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) station....More
Walmart Stores, Inc. will roll out hydrogen fuel cells for powering electric lift truck fleets at six North America distribution centers. Plug Power Inc. announced receiving the multi-site GenKey purchase order for the first of six sites to be deployed by the second quarter of 2014.
The arrangement includes:...More