More money for infrastructure, additional assets, and higher freight rates won’t solve the freight bottlenecks plaguing US ocean shipping and distribution; only a focus on the freight-handling inefficiencies that case these problems will.
The efficacy of inland ports is supported by the number being opened by deep-water ports. Driven by the need to optimize terminal efficiency, seaports are eager to mitigate the threat of on-port congestion by transferring boxes as quickly as possible to strategically situated inland hubs, in some instances even outside the borders of their home… Read more »
DT Research, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of purpose-built computing solutions for vertical markets, today announced that IMC Companies, a nationwide leader in intermodal logistics and the largest marine drayage provider in the U.S., relies on DT301T rugged tablets for backend transportation system management and container maintenance coordination within IMC Companies yards. To read… Read more »
It’s hard to say who’s happier to see light at the end of the tunnel for the Lamar corridor’s infamous gridlock. Is it owners and operators of trucks that clog the commercial artery and feeder streets, burning fuel, polluting air, wasting drivers’ time and slowing the movement of goods? Is it motorists stuck in a… Read more »
By ALAN J. ORTBALS America’s Central Port expanded its tenant base last year with the addition of DNJ Intermodal Services, a trucking logistics company with locations in Chicago, Indianapolis, Kansas City and Minneapolis plus two in Wisconsin. The company is located on the former golf course in Granite City where last year the former club… Read more »
Memphis-based IMC Companies received the Best in Benefits Award at a recent Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance event. The award recognizes employers who offer the best benefit plans relative to their peers. Using medical plan designs, premiums and contributions from employers in the Benefits Benchmarking Survey, consulting firm Milliman calculates the benefit value and cost for… Read more »
Jeffrey Holmes was one of the first IMC Companies drivers to test a new app that would decrease the amount of time it takes to scan paperwork. “As all drivers know, every minute counts on the road. This app helped me save both time and gas, which affected my take-home pay in a positive way.”… Read more »
Not only did local computer programmer Bob Fortenberry develop the curriculum for Tech901, he is now also one of the largest employers of its graduates. When Tech901 was in its infancy, FedEx CIO and executive vice president Rob Carter suggested the nonprofit meet with Fortenberry. To read more, visit the Memphis Business Journal.
US beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) have struggled this year to find truckers to haul their containers from congested rail ramps, sparking new demand from shippers to sign long-term deals to lock in dedicated capacity. Draymen have been stymied by a double whammy this year that is slowing their productivity. The rough winter caused truckers to… Read more »
While tens of thousands of sports entertainment aficionados were throwing down less than a mile away at WrestleMania 34 events at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, a couple hundred participants in the 10th anniversary Cargo Connections Conference found themselves grappling with far more serious issues. The CCC, hosted April 8-10 by the Port of New Orleans at… Read more »